The Art of War

| January 19, 2015


In the beginning, God.

Everything was shapeless, and empty, and dark. Blobs of unsorted, unformed matter drifting through space. An enormous cosmic splodge. A scribble.

And God said, “Lights.” And it happened.

And God said, and it happened. And God said, and it happened. And God said, and the earth did.

And God said, and the animals did.

And God said, “Go, have sex, have children, explore, rule, guard, keep. Have the run of the place. Watch out for one thing—that particular tree brings knowledge of good and evil, and you don’t want a piece of that—but otherwise, it’s all yours. Enjoy.” And the humans did.

And the snake said, “Did God really say that? Are you going to let your lives be restricted by what you think he said?” And the humans didn’t. And it all went wrong.

And God said, and it happened.

And God said, and Abraham did. And God said, and it happened. And God said, and Israel didn’t, although sometimes they did, but mostly they didn’t. And God said, and it happened.

And God said, “Here’s my boy. I love him. Listen.”

And the snake said, “Are you really the Son of God? Why…


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