Breaking Up With God

"Breaking Up With God" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

“Breaking Up With God” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

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I can’t count how many times I’ve broken up with God. What I mean is broken up with my idea of God… the God in my mind… my imagination and fantasy.

Those gods were fine at the time but became horrible. You know: judgmental, critical, undermining, controlling, oppressive, and even abusive. I had to break up with them. It wasn’t me. It was them!

I can’t count how many times I’ve made up with God too. That is, the God in my mind… my imagination and fantasy.

“The word is not the thing!” (Krishnamurti)

Which means the thoughts and words we form around “God” to picture and describe God are not God.

The question to be explored is: Is there a That-Which-Is beyond our thoughts and words? Until we still our thoughts and words, we will never know.

SHOP

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3 Responses

  1. Caryn LeMur says:

    Yes… if the ‘god’ in my mind when I became a believer in 8th grade was unchangeable … well… I would be in trouble now… lol.

    Our understanding does evolve. The ‘Yelling Coach God’, the ‘Angry Tribal God’, the ‘Nationalized God’, the ‘You must do X God’…. and on and on.

    But as you said, all those images of ‘god’ served a purpose at that time.

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