As many regular readers know, I’m an atheist; therefore, when I say this, please don’t take it lightly. It was after much contemplation that I decided to go public with this very personal moment in my life. Tonight, I spent many hours in the kitchen working on making some candy. It’s a long process and messy – so the clean up often takes as long as the making. Thereafter, I was a bit tired and stepped outside for some fresh air. I began thinking hard about things in the world – the economy, marriage equality, the criminal trial against the cop that beat Duanna Johnson, and other things relevant.
It was then that God spoke to me. I’m not sure why I was chosen, but after much consideration, there is no logical explaination for what occured other than it was the voice of God. While it isn’t freezing outside, it is chilly; however, a warm wash came over me and I began to see a light – slowly growing brighter and brighter. Then the voice came through, clear and in English (not some weird tongue). At these moments, one would expect something extraordinarily profound, perhaps even a burning bush or two, but that was not the experience at all. Instead, it was simply a kind, warm voice. God spoke only one word, “Now.”
Either God wished to promote the National Organization for Women, or there is a message in that word. I haven’t discovered the message yet, but I hope to.
All that being said, I now wonder how many of you are thinking, “Jay has lost his mind.” If that is what you are thinking, you may be right – or perhaps, I’m destined to become a prophet…
or perhaps, I’m lying.
How would you know if God spoke to me? You’d simply have to take my word for it, wouldn’t you? Just like we take the word of Moses, or the word of Joseph Smith who founded the Mormon Church a scant 180 years ago, or even the word of Maggie Gallagher, the founder of the National Organization for [Heterosexual Only] Marriage.
So why don’t you believe me?
Of course, God didn’t speak to me. God has never spoken his word to my ears. I’m either not worthy, or there is no God. But those that fight hard against same-sex couple and invoke his words likely haven’t spoken to God either. In fact, any that claim a direct link to God would likely either be considered “crazy” or a “liar”. What changed in the past 180 years since the founding of the Mormon church that made us stop believing that humans can speak directly to God or angels?
I suppose the right wing would argue that the gays are to blame for that, too.
Goodnight, and God speed… or is that speak.