The Napkin Writer
In the beginning, there is only one God, but man separated God by creating religions titles!
The only thing I regard as being cast in stone, is what is written in the bible.
In the beginning there was the word. And the word was with God.
Not Jesus in the flesh, as a man. Jesus Christ the man was born in what we called date “0000.” I just can't get rather it was Dec 25, 0000, or Dec 25, 0001. Rome was a democracy, no matter how you play with the words.
Do you know how one of our well respected scientist describe the turning of a few loaves of bread and fish into enough to feed 5000 men and their families?
He says, that when a child pulled his lunch from under his cloak, it triggered mass physiological hunger, and at that point over 5000 people remembered that they themselves, had a lunch under their cloaks as well!
And there is another, that says, that the water levels would have been at a low point in Egypt because of the droughts, and that a strong hurricane like wind came and lifted these waters back, and as such Moses was able to lead thousands through its passage. But it only lasted long enough to let Moses through. “Oh boy, talk about timing”
Even after all the miracles Thomas had witnessed with his own sight, he still disbelieved Christ had risen from the dead.
And Jesus said unto him, Thomas, because thou has seen me, thou believed; blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
Some of these stories of creation are so, so far fetched, that, well okay Zeus!
Greek Mythology –
Creation, the birth and generation of Zeus, up to the first man and woman
First there was confusion, then appeared (Erebus), the place of death, and night, (Nyx), and somehow love, (Eros) was born. From love came light and day. Once there was light and day, the earth (Gaea) appeared.
Gaea gave birth to Uranus. Then Gaea and Uranus produced three Cyclopes, three Hecatoncheires, and twelve Titans. Uranus (the father) hated the Hecatoncheires, so he hid them in the earth, Gaea Womb. Gaea became angry, and plotted with the youngest Titan, Cronus, to overthrow the father, Uranus.
Gaea and Cronus ambushed Uranus, cut off his genitals, and threw them into the ocean. The myth is not clear what happen to Uranus, but it is believed that he went to Italy, where the blood of his split became Giants, the Ash Tree Nymphs, and Erinyes. The sea foam, where his genitals had landed, became Aphrdite.
Cronus became the next ruler. He imprisoned the Cyclopes and Hecatoncheires in Tartaus. Cronus married his sister Rhea, and had six kids. Gaea and Uranus prophesied that a son would overthrow Cronus, so Cronus ate his born at their birth. Rhea became angry, and plotted to save their sixth child. When it came time for the birth of the sixth child, she took the child to Crete, and then wrapped a stone in a swaddling cloth, and Cronus ate the stone. Of course this child was Zeus.
The story goes on to tell of a great war on Mount Olympus, where the Cyclopes gave Zeus Lighten Bolts. Zeus used these bolts to win this war. Atlas was punished to hold the world on his shoulders for going against Zeus. Zeus learned how to control thunder and lighten, and struck down Typhoeus and buried his body under Mount Etna in Sicily. The Giants was pilling mountain upon mountain, to reach Mount Olympus, but was defeated with the aide of Hercules, thus clearing the world of all monsters.
Zeus took Prometheus and Epimetheus, and charged them to create man. Epimetheus was given the task of giving the creatures of the earth their qualities, but by time he got to man, all the good qualities were gone. He turned to Prometheus for help, and Prometheus made man walk upright, and he gave man fire. Because Prometheus loved man so, Zeus created Woman, but because of issues surrounding man’s sacrifices to the Gods of Olympus, Zeus took fire from man, but Prometheus gave back. This enraged Zeus, so he had Hephaestus create Pandora, giving her many gifts, the final gift being a jar, which she was forbidden to open. of course she opened the jar, and unleashed out flew plagues, sorrow and mischief, however, in the bottom of the jar was hope. After that, the rest is history, and many people believe this story for centuries. So people will believe whatever they choose, I guess, according to Greeks mythology or any other mytholgy. By the way, Prometheus was regarded as the first rebel.
This is not the weirdest story of creation I ever had to do a paper on over the years, but it was one that I knew up with as a child, but I never knew it went this far.
I think every ones belief has credibility, as long as it serves the purpose of the individual.
With that being said, God Bless! Not Gods
The Napkin Writer