Why does God need a messenger?
Here is the remainder of the advertisement discussed earlier in Meditation 107:
... and deliver the message I've carried since 1972 from My Lord Jesus to the 4 corners of the earth. Amen. Thank You. Pauline Davis, The Peace lady or ?
A FOOTNOTE: The Scriptures are the word from God in a sealed time capsule puzzle proving our predictability. Observe yourselves, and fear the living God. Isaiah 66:5-9
Here's the problem. If Jesus decided back in 1972 that he wanted a message carried to the four corners of the world, why did he tell only Pauline Davis? Why did he pick one person? Surely, as part of a purported Godhead, he had the power to tell everyone at once. So why tell only one person - who apparently thinks the way to reach the four corners of the world with a religious message is the personals column? And Jesus most certainly did not give everyone a message back in 1972. I know; I was there. And if Jesus had given me a message, I expect the Apathetic Agnostic web site would be quite different.
But this is not the first time God has given his message for the world to just one person. Apparently, it is God's standard practice. Don't tell everyone. Just tell one person. Let that person deal with the problem of getting the message out. And the All Powerful One just sits back and does nothing.
What this means is our belief in any god is not contingent on that god's existence. Rather, it is contingent upon our acceptance of the credibility of the messenger. And we who are not in direct receipt of these privileged communications are left with a decision as to whether the bearer of the message truly has heard from a god, or is just pure fruitcake.
Look at Moses, presuming that he is a real historical individual. We only have his word for it that a god dictated the ten commandments. Couldn't a real god have dictated the commandments to every one of the Israelites so each of them could have had their own pair of stone tablets?
Then there's Paul, converted on the road to Damascus. If a god could strike Paul with belief, surely he could have done that to everyone in the world at once. It would have been much more effective. If doing the whole world at once was too much for the All Powerful One, he could at least have zapped everyone on the Damascus road, giving Paul a little more credibility.
Islam depends on insights granted solely to Mohammed. Just about every branch of Protestantism depends on the divine inspiration given to specific individuals who founded their own particular sect, so often named after them. This single messenger policy continues through the centuries with, for example, Christian Science (Mary Baker Eddy,) Mormonism (Joseph Smith,) The Peoples Temple (Jim Jones,) Branch Davidians (David Koresh.)
But it isn't only god who uses only one person to get out a religious position. Extraterrestrials do just the same thing. You would think that given their advanced science which enables intergalactic travel, they would be able to communicate their religion to all of us simultaneously. But no! They too pick one person to carry the message. Consider the Raelians (Rael,) Heaven's Gate (Do,) Scientology ( L Ron Hubbard.)
The list of messengers employed by the many varieties of god and / or space aliens is endless.
Yet if specific beliefs, practices, and rituals are desired of us by some external power, then, is the use of single messengers the way to achieve it?
The methodology strongly suggests that neither gods nor aliens are behind the message. Rather the messengers are deluded, or frauds.
- Jesus - if you are reading this, you should know by now that the earth is a sphere. It does not have one corner, let alone four. No wonder the message you gave to Pauline isn't getting out.
- Possible exceptions are those branches founded for largely political reasons such as the Church of England. But, as a King's decision, it is still based on the certification of one man.