There is a school of thought that God created man in its image, but in fact I have seen man creating God in its image. The world and history are filled with people believing that if they kill people they will go to their version of heaven. The Muslim community that believes in peace are saddened by suicide bombers believing that they will be greatly rewarded in killing certain people in the name of Allah. Then there are the scores of Christians that believed reverend Jim Jones and drank poison, believing that they will be in heaven and that it is the will of God to be poisoned.

They made their own version of God.

When we hear somebody has AIDS/HIV, or someone is a prostitute, or someone is from a different religion of us, do we condemn them. Do we decided that our God will condemn them to hell.

Are we making God?

Is it really our job to rewrite religion to fit our own designs?

(c) 2014 allen simpson

Here is a song that made me think about this issue. I add the lyrics here as well

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Lyrics:

Long ago, for many years
White men came in the name of GOD
They took their land, they took their lives
A new age has just begun
They lost their GODS, they lost their smile
they cried for help for the last time.
Liberty was turning into chains
But all the white men said
That’s the cross of changes
In the name of GOD – The fight for gold
These were the changes.
Tell me – is it right – In the name of GOD
These kind of changes ?
They tried to fight for liberty
Without a chance in hell, they gave up.
White men won in the name of GOD
With the cross as alibi
There’s no GOD who ever tried
To change the world in this way.
For the ones who abuse His name
There’ll be no chance to escape
On judgement day
In the name of GOD – The fight for gold
These were the changes.
Tell me – Is it right – In the name of GOD
These kind of changes ?
Tell me why, tell me why, tell why
The white men said:
That’s the cross of changes ?
Tell me why, tell me why, tell why,
In the name of GOD
These kind of changes.

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