Friday, February 14, 2014

2.The Creation of the Universe

The Gods

Biblical authors simply altered names and changed the many “Gods” of the original writings into the one “God” or “Lord” of the Hebrew religion. The latter change was an unfortunate one because it caused a Supreme Being to be blamed for the brutal acts that earner (earlier)    writers had attributed to the very God-like Custodians.                                                                             

Interestingly above Brahma, of the Hindu religion, there is Brahman, the source of all creation - that which scientists these days are calling The Akashic Field.  
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The way I see it "The Akashic Field", the creating force of all things, is the God of Genesis 1:1-25; the "God" no one can know, begin to fathom or even have an idea of what "it" is like.

From Genesis 1:1 to 2:3 that force is referred to almost exclusively as "God", but starting in 2:4 the term "God", almost exclusively, changes to "Lord God".  

Notice, also, that nowhere in the creation story, until the creation of humans does the Bible speak of "God" as "us".  From this point of view it is easy to see that the God who created the universe is The Akashic Field, but at that point where "the gods" start creating humans, and begin saying "us", it is the Annunaki that become the centre stage characters.

However, before we get ahead of the story, it would be good to compare part of the Enuma Elish (dated about 1,800 BCE) text with Genesis 1 (dated 1400 BCE or later).   We can see that the writer of Genesis may have used the Enuma Elish as his reference work.

And the primeval Apsu, (The Akashic Field) who begat them,
In the beginning God (The Akashic Field) created the heavens and the earth.

And chaos, Tiamut, (the primordial sea) the mother of them both

The earth was without form, and void; 

Their waters were mingled together, -

He split her up like a flat fish into two halves;
One half of her he stablished as a covering for heaven.
Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” Thus God (The Akashic Field) made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament;

And no field was formed, no marsh was to be seen;
before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown.

He (Marduk) made the stations for the great gods;
The stars, their images, as the stars of the Zodiac, he fixed.

He ordained the year and into sections he divided it;
For the twelve months he fixed three stars.

Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; “and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth".

The Moon-god he caused to shine forth, the night he entrusted to him.
He appointed him, a being of the night, to determine the days;

Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. Genesis 1:1-18

When of the gods none had been called into being,
And none bore a name, and no destinies were ordained;
Then were created the gods in the midst of heaven, 

According to this theory, this is where the gods who refer to themselves as "us" and "our" (in Genesis) enter the picture. John Black writes, It is interesting here to note that no one god is responsible for creation, as even gods are themselves part of the creation.

A Separate God

Jehovah, later the leader of the Jewish race, is one of those Annunaki.  Here are a few of the heroes of ancient texts: The Sumerians called their God Anu; the Egyptians called their God Ra (with some variations), Many Hindus hold Brahma to be the main god; and the Jews called their Annunaki - YHWH.

According to ancient texts, all around the world, there were also lesser gods (demigods) at the time that the Anunnaki were presiding over the affairs of ancient civilizations.  In the Bible, the demigods are called, the sons of God. Gen. 6:2; Job 1:6.  We must not believe modern Bible scholars when they tell us that, sons of God refers to angels.  When the Bible means to speak of angels it calls them angels.

Specific details are given about the celestial beings, in the place called ‘heaven’ in (The) Revelation, ... the story of John’s ‘close encounter’ is based upon traditions associated with those entities who, 3,000  years earlier, were known to the Sumerians as the Annunaki-the Shining Ones. The Annunaki who, many researchers believe to have been Extra-terrestrials, were worshipped by the Sumerians as gods. 
Creation of Mankind. Sitchin’s View — World Mysteries Blog

Ancient writers describe their extraterrestrial “Gods” as being capable of love, hate, amusement, anger, honesty, and depravity.  Ancient records and modern testimony alike would indicate that Custodial personalities run the entire gamut from saints to sinners, from the most degraded of despots to the most true-hearted of humanitarians.

As I have said before, and maintain even now, the Jehovah of the Bible does not meet the criteria of an Omni-everything God.  If we read the Bible carefully, without our prejudiced views marring our vision, we will readily see that to be true.

Here it might also be worthwhile to mention again that the Sumerian text may be a thousand years older than the Books of Moses, but many of the stories in the book of Genesis are very reminiscent of those found in Sumerian writings.  It seems very obvious that Abraham took those oral stories with him when he left Sumer and went to live in the land of Canaan.  

Moses, or some other writer(s) of the Books of Moses, had heard these stories since childhood and they wanted to record them, now that they had the opportunity to write.  However, from the time Abram left Ur till the time of Moses was about five hundred years, and oral stories have a way of changing over time.  

Abram was the first in his line to deal directly with YHWH.  This God took his complete attention, in the religious arena.  However, by the time Genesis was being written, much in the story had changed and so it is not surprising that in the creation story of Genesis the writer is not too clear as to which God(s) did what.  

He keeps on insisting that Israel has only one God, but the writer repeatedly allows for the fact that there are also other Gods.  

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