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The Evolution of God

The Evolution of God

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Published by: Cathlene Smith on Nov 16, 2009
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The Evolution of God; Or the Way I Altered My Perception to Meet My NeedsI came to the realization that the God of my Catholic childhood exists; formattingmy creed and conduct. The God of my adolescence was present; tolerant of smoking in the parking lot, partaking in a bit of weed, and drinking on Saturdaynights. The God of stability, ritual and composition from the days of rearing mychildren; cohabitates in this vessel as well. The God of the median of my life is theaccumulation of experiences that directed me thus far. The God of my swan song; Iassume will revert to the one of my innocence. You can take the girl out of theCathedral; etc.The evolution of the species is received in society and scientific ideology; relayedin classrooms and revered as fact. Why not the progression of the spirit and thestructure of religious thought? My own development with God corresponds withchanges my life has experienced. God created me; yet did I alter God to meet myrequirements? Did I fashion Him in my own image; to my specifications; in orderto prevail; free of guilt from my actions?My core conviction is that all religions and followers of God, base their creed onlove. It is prevalent in rituals, tomes and standards. Love is the foundation;pageantry enhances the encounter. Structures, days of the Sabbath, compositionand pomposity may differ; but the essence remains the same. We are born of love;we treat others with the respect do them and we are rewarded with everlastingexistence. I am not the philosopher of such ideals; they are vast. I am a student of my own theory; learning, living, misbehaving and repenting.Have I envisioned a religion to satisfy my own desires
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thus fulfilling theprophesy of all other theologians from Constantine to Jim Jones? Such extremesoffend
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yet, do they not hold similarities? Didn't these artisans of religiosityutilize the concepts of God and arrange them in a tapestry of ego and power; whileoffering: camaraderie, structure and fear of retaliation for sin?Have I constructed a belief system convenient to my busy life? After all, if God is
not contained in a building then I’m relieved of the duty to congregate for hours on
the Sabbath. If God does not smite me in retribution for straying; have I excusedmy less than conventional ways? Did I conveniently concoct this theory in order tosleep in on Sunday? Or is God truly present in my heart and not within masonryand stained glass?I have struggled with the conviction of my faith; never the lack of it. Will I burn in

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Interesting and lovely. Not overly preachy. I dig it even though I am agnostic for now until I get a sign from the Big Lady in the sky.
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