“I need a large army.” -Viserys Targaryen
Think out loud. That’s what I do here. I have the answers to life’s difficult questions. I have all of them, but true to my nature, they just lead to more questions. This blog entry is about what makes me tick, and knowing that may help a reader to understand the blog entries that follow. I don’t know how often I will write, once or twice a year, maybe more. The blog is currently public but may be private later if I decide that only my descendants would be interested in it. It could just offend too many people & cause hate mail. Which I love, by the way. For when I run out of TP. My posts could be too lengthy for the average stranger. I like to write. It’s like meditating. I could do this all day.
What this blog wont be: a preachy blog (I hope, although I am kind of bossy). It would never be compatible with any one religion & my sermons would lack consistency. Occasionally, I will reference God and the role I think He has in my life, in the world, etc. Maybe more than occasionally as it pertains to a subject. But it’s not a religious blog, even though I named it for the Gods, I mean because this whole blog thing was their idea. By the time any descendants read this, we will have perverted religion so far that it leaps off of a cliff, drowns itself in shallow water and quietly buries its head in the sand, because that’s where it wants to be when Jesus comes back, far away from the responsibility of us.
How did I get answers to life’s most outrageous questions?
From the Gods? Or meditation. Yoga. I pray daily. Oh OK, sometimes I do forget. But the funny thing is that God talks to me even when I am not talking to Him (or them) and even when I did not ask Him for His opinion. So I figure that counts as daily and which ever one of us initiated the conversation is beside the point. Every day I am guided by intuition and influenced by something divine. I assume God is behind it, whatever and whoever God is. Why I think so is for another blog on another day, but it’s like unsolicited information is just downloaded through my thick skull from elsewhere. At the exact time I need it. It has saved my life and others. Can’t argue with that, it is what it is. I’ll take it. And write of it.
Yeah, about God…
I take heat sometimes because I am more spiritual than I am religious. My very best friend in the whole world goes crazy over it because she is very “Fire & Brim-stoney”. I am sure she thinks I am going to hell because when it comes to issues that do not make sense, I rely on my intuition and that, to me, is a spiritual thing. Once my intuition makes the call, there’s no going back. I don’t care what the scripture says once I get that feeling in my gut that something isn’t the way we interpret it. It’s not my fault, I was born this way, I was not raised by a family that had religion all figured out. In fact, I was not raised by a family at all (also a story for another blog, if I choose to tell it). I got the intro to religion from a grandmother who only went to church on key holidays but she believed her Bible had all the answers. And it has many. But to me it only has a thousand invitations to a thousand more questions. But, it is the foundation for what I think it is that “runs things”. Because something does, and whatever it is, I feel connected to it. Some people don’t. Fine.
But do I need ALL of the Gods??
Pshh, Yeah. Have you seen social media lately? We are off the hizzy. I will take any God I that’s not busy. As a kid, I had friends whose parents took me to church. Different churches with different ideas about who God is & how it works. I loved going to some of them. So I respect them all because ones version is usually not compatible with the others. There is one however, that scared me half to death: The Pentecostal church. My grandmother was apparently knocked out by the Holy Ghost there. She was literally laid out on the floor. Probably caught in the mosh pit as others were jumping around full of the Holy Ghost. I am sure God has his purpose for that religion but, I am not part of that particular purpose. Much respect to those who are. Religion is a calling, I think. You go where you are called & do your best to be your best. Your church is whichever one makes you the best version of yourself. Which is why I am not preachy or particular.
My blogs will irk anyone who thinks there is only one religion God likes. If my posts offend you by suggesting that YOUR God is blessing me and my family, then you must assume there is more than one God and some other one is blessing me while yours is blessing you. I am OK with you believing that. Refer to the name: “CALLING ALL GODS”. If there is only one, well then, I got Him covered. If there is more than one, well then, I’ve called up on them all to impress us with answers to life’s difficult questions. I am not too picky about who I get the answer from, what I am critical of is how divine the answer feels. I think I know when the universe is feeding me bullshit.
About that… (the rest of this is fodder, you could go to another page now)
If I believe in God, then I must believe in a devil right? Oh yes, I do. A very misunderstood wicked little demon they used to call Lucifer. You’re going to laugh when I tell you I do have sympathy for him. Why? Because the bible tells us God created everything. EVERYTHING. That means nasty ol Lucifer too, unless you want to suggest Lucifer could have created himself? Does any other being have the power to create in the same way God does? We really don’t know a lot about Lucifer except that he will stop at nothing to cause problems. I could be wrong about his status, and I am OK with that, because I don’t think that what I think of Satan pertains to my salvation or anyone else’s. He is probably some ball of roguish energy. Some things in the scriptures are absolute, like the 10 Commandments. Some things are left up to interpretation and some orders from God were given to people in different situations during different times of this world. Some things were plain and simply mistranslated and then there is King James who liked to pick and choose what books stayed and what ones went. We don’t know the half of it when it comes to religion.
I hope this page helps you understand & appreciate the title of the blog because many will immediately take issue with that, probably even 100 years from now. Religion is a good
thing overall. But it is not a simple thing. And to say that my belief in higher power doesn’t influence any thoughts I share would be silly. It influences our entire country & all of our laws.
So, with the disclaimers and clarifications out of the way, this show may go on.