…And it’s really more Sunday Ballad than rock, but since almost all rock bands do ballads, we’ll give it a pass. This was inspired by a Twitter follower with whom I just had an exchange, @DailySuicide.
For about 20 years or so I have liked entertaining the concept: “Outcompeting God.” The idea is, when 1st Century primitives were penning the Bible for the eventual powerful use of the state in helping to make everyone feel domesticated, tamed, captive, subject, they really had no conception of what modes humans have available as a matter of quotidian routine.
Sure, he’s omnipotent and omniscient, but how come he never showed anyone the equivalent of a car, airplane, rocket ship, skyscraper or a bridge? Hell, how about modern shoes? They all wore sandals and that’s why even God needed his feet washed from time to me while on a mission to get his ass killed — not by a bullet to the head but through primitive torture.
No mention of heart transplants? How about hip & knee replacements? Huh? Outcompeting God.
Well, this video reminded me of that whole disconnect; Crash Test Dummies:
On the same theme, if there is a God, I’m sure he or she is around here somewhere; Joan Osborne:
Another thing I’ve said for about the last 20 years: “You are God.” All of you. You simply need to start acting like it. Haven’t you Paleos been feeling like it?