Man made in God’s image? Give me a break!
Are we to suppose that this man-making God can’t fly, not having wings to fly with?
If we are to continue in this ironic vein, I would argue that birds are a better candidate for ‘godly images’ than man. Further, I would contend that the dove is probably closer to anything ‘made in the image of God’ or, at any rate, to anything ‘godly’ than most other birds, never mind man. Does he not look up to the dove in religious sentiment, as to something more divine, if not heavenly?
But this whole notion of God and images and of man’s being made in the image of God – does it not suck? For a start, God-thingfulness, so to speak, is a lie, better suited to what I call Devil the Mother. But it is a lie which allows most of them to ‘have their cake and eat it’, as the saying goes, enabling the generality of females and female-worshipping men to associate beauty and love, not to mention free will and power, with God (what God has joined together, etc.), to the detriment, needless to say, of joy and truth, that is, to anything properly religious in its metaphysical essence.
The Jews, in particular, have always profited from this ‘best of a bad job’ starting-point for civilization as generally understood not simply in Judaic but in Judeo-Christian and therefore Western terms. Take away the Bible, and Jews would be deprived of the textural underpinning of their power through what is the oldest con trick in the book – namely God, the fount of those other religious impostors, the so-called ‘Son of God’ and the so-called ‘Mother of God’, neither of which are compatible terms, since the lie of Devil the Mother hyped as God the Father already exists with the Jews prior to Christianity, which doesn’t leave room for a ‘Mother of God’ but only for a ‘Mother of the Son of God’, or so-called ‘Son of God’, who is as germane to the Christian tradition in the West as his so-called Father to the Judaism of the Middle East, where he is more fundamentally God for Jews, who of course spurn the New Testament, like a ‘forbidden tree of knowledge’.
But when God is not really God but Devil the Mother hyped as such, for want of a genuinely metaphysical alternative in relation to the female-dominated masses, then not only is the so-called Virgin Mary not ‘Mother of God’, but her son is not really ‘Son of God’, being more akin to a ‘Son of Woman’, who, for ethnic reasons, Puritans prefer to call a ‘Son of Man’.
But even that leaves ‘Man the Father’ out of the equation, and thus that which would be the physical parallel, in egocentric free psyche, to any metaphysical ‘God the Father’ in the superconscious free psyche that was (or is) a product of Heaven the Holy Soul, the actual joyful fulcrum of metaphysics that precedes God or godliness or godfatherliness as candle flame the candlelight which is its aura or halo-like concomitant, joy preceding truth, neither of which get any credence or encouragement or, to coin a contemporary metaphor, are ‘cut any slack’ by the worshippers of beauty and love and, believe it or not, of beauty preceding love as free will the ‘once-bovaryized’ order of spirit that is no less an aspect of metachemical free soma than beauty itself, albeit one that plays ‘second fiddle’, rather like God to Heaven in metaphysics, to Devil the Mother, and precisely as Hell the Clear Spirit.
Oh well, what difference does it make? You cannot educate the masses about these things because they don’t want to know, being the alpha-stemming opposite of anything omega-oriented and … properly religious!
Ultimately, the masses can only be imposed upon by a messianic intervention that will have the ability to exploit their system – namely the democratic process in properly democratic countries with a pseudo-economics, to a perfectly undemocratic – because profoundly theocratic – end, making of democracy not an end-in-itself but a means to a higher and final end that will be as far removed from the worship of free will as it is possible to be, being rather a question of the triumph, in ‘Kingdom Come’, of free soul, i.e., Heaven the Holy Soul and the end, in consequence, of God, meaning the lie of Devil the Mother hyped as God the Father.