Monthly Archives: November 2013

Supreme Beings

You know this all looks impressive, right? The idea that You made everything is so unfathomable, that there is a growing fad to pretend that You don’t exist. No, that’s not the fad, we’ve always been acting that way. There is a growing fad to pretend that You can’t exist. We pretend you can’t exist, […]

Genesis, Chapter 17

Abram’s Sacrifice When Ishmael was born, Abram saw the Egyptian features and disgust and anger tortured his heart, thinking of the Pharaoh and their strange ways. This could not be the son he prayed for. He wailed and tore his clothing. Sarai took the child away, and returned him to Keturah to nurse and keep […]

Genesis, Chapter 16

Abram and the Royal Concubine The years passed, and Abram and Sarai still had no son. Abram kept pestering Sarai about her vision, feeling her belly, picking at her gray hairs. “When will this heir arrive?” he would ask, over and over and over. Sarai fretted, and considered ways to convince Abram to make Naomi, […]

Genesis, Chapter 15

Years passed. One night, Sarai could not sleep. She was growing older and she had no son to give up. The custom of her people forbid choosing one of her daughters to be an heir, no matter how bright or capable. She wanted to break the tradition, but only men were treated with power and […]

Genesis, Chapter 14

The First Wars Sarai roamed the fields and valleys and hills away from the cities. Lot sent messages, with increasing rarity, of his success and their prosperity. The cities grew larger, and the fields grew smaller. Lot traded his herds and household for a mansion in a city, and soon he was made mayor in […]

Genesis, Chapter 13

Landowners and Renters Sarai’s house had grown large in Egypt. The land beyond those fertile borders had been emptied from the ravages of famine. Where there weren’t fields, grasslands filled with wild animals, There were thin strangers, in thin families, wearing their scars. The Egyptian Exiles spread easily over the land of Canaan. The drought […]

Genesis, Chapter 12

The First Scientist The city of Ur was a nest of vipers in those last days of Babylon. People lived freely with war on their doorstep, in ignorance that their age was ending. The lessons of Nimrod’s reign stuck, Empires were born. Each new nimrod trying to out nimrod the next. But people always rise […]

Genesis, Chapter 11

Age of Cities Despite Noah’s bitter end, and the first wars between fear and power, her art spread. A new age dawned. Unlike the Fruit of Knowledge, which gave the humans the mind of God, art gave them the power of God. The power of Creation. First, they created music. They turned vibration into song, […]

Holy Book Warning

WARNING This holy site was written in the 21st century, using California-American English, influenced by American Heart(land) and Liver (Texas), with Holy Roman and Ancient Roman influences, and so on and so forth in a backwash of up and down, left and right, until we get to a common origin in a dry grassland filled […]