Originally posted by Powerdoc
I had a very strange discussion with a weird guy some years ago in a midnight club.
The guy as a weird looking, drinked several wiskey, but did not appear to be drunk.
We were discussing his past actions (he told me that he was a big boss in his aera).
Me : don't you have sometimes regrets for your actions ?
Him : no, never
Me : why ?
him : because all my actions are blessed by god
Me : how do you know that god bless your actions ?
Him : I am god
well, thats not quite so wierd as you imagine, its perfectly possible that after reading deep into the Bible and unpeeling the layers upon layers of multidimensionality that exist in allegory and parable that is
a conclusion you might come to.
Of course, running around claiming to be God isn't going to win you any favours, and if not all people are going to think you are a nutjob, but perhaps this is the mechanism that keeps such a secret withheld.
But by the time you reach such an understanding, you probably would have realised, or unintentionally it might have happened that you have acquired all the traits in character that you wouldn't want to go around claiming that anyway, if not least because it might spoil the revelation for people who are not as advanced in spiritualness as you.
Like all good riddles, the answer is ususally encoded right at the start, but we are usually to ignorant to ouselves enough to actually think that there is a monumental task to be uncovered, and we happily go on the journey. We would do this because we really believed that there was something worth uncovering, and we would really need to believe it 110% to make a hard journey palatable. Perhaps you might call this unwavering Faith.
As you got further into the journey, you wouldn't need to rely so much on faith, because you would start to acquire wisdom and knowledge, some of which would reinforce the faith, and some of which would superceed it. Eventually wisdom would superceed all of faith, and it would be clear what the end point of the journey would look like, even if you hadn't arrived. Maybe the endpoint of the journey, is a knowledge of God, rather than faith in God.
So the question is, if the Bible is a good riddle, does there exist near the beginning an obvious answer to the riddle that goes unnoticed by the reader while he is still in a state of ignorance, but when he has acquired the knowledge of God, and examines the riddle under new eyes, the answer was staring him right in the face? It would be like a giant Homer Simpson Doh! coming down from Heaven.
edit: of course, someone who also
knew the revelation, upon hearing someone utter such words, would still utterly refute it.