But they don't believe in
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. That lack of belief was
one of my motivations for writing my
Mythpunk novel Hephzibah of Heaven. I wanted to inspire belief through
Historical Fiction, by example, and by miracles. I wanted
to remind them about God.
People, particularly young people,
are more likely to believe in Werewolves
and Vampires than
in the Trinity. They are more
likely to do evil than good. And they are more likely to get
a tattoo than to wear a cross or ever set foot in a church. And
that will be their undoing. And I'm not just speaking of our
undoing as a culture beset by competition like the
who are still avidly fighting a thousand year old crusade against
I'm not speaking about people firmly
entrenched in a belief in science as the new religion. I'm speaking
about young people who believe in nothing, for the most part,
and are easily swayed by the evil influences that surround us
all and pull us toward corruption.
When my granddaughter was six
years old, I asked her whether she believed in
God, and she said no. Before
Christmas I asked her whether she believed in
Santa Claus, and she also said 'no.' And when I pointed
at the small nativity scene on my coffee table and asked her
what it was, she didn't have a clue. Her father and mother have
failed to provide her with any religious training whatever. Whereas,
when I was that age I was dressed in my
Sunday best and sent off to church every week.
Even though I received religious
training, and I believe in God with
all my heart and soul, I find it hard to resist the evil
pull of television advertisements and a culture that is designed
to corrupt us. But I do. I yell at the television. I
catcall the ads. I question everything that is
foisted on us as the truth. I resist. And I exert my
ultimate right to turn off this "window
onto the world," this
"idiot's lantern," that we place in a revered
position in our homes when it all gets too much.
I watch the weather, some movies,
and a few TV series, mostly Science
Fiction. But even that too is so full of guns it makes
me shiver. There is just too much violence. The news is filled
with mayhem and murder. "If it
bleeds, it leads." The daily stock market report
serves those who believe in gold and in the
golden calf. And the continual political coverage only
serves to falsely convince us that politics is the center of
the universe. It is not. Those of us who can see through the
delusion view politics as corruption, and politicians, who are
lawyers for the most part, as the evil
minions of the Devil.
See Devil's Advocate.
My suggestion to those of you
out there who don't know what to believe in is to believe in
good over evil. That is a start. It is a basic
fork in the road that will determine your fate. Do good
on a daily basis. Go to church. It doesn't matter which one.
Read the Holy Bible.
Take it with a grain of salt. It is an ancient text. But it aims
to bring out the good in people, and contains great wisdom. And
believe in God He is someone
very much greater than ourselves, our careers, our politicians,
countries, planet, solar system, galaxy, or universe.
He or She is the God
of everything, the Supreme Being,
the Master Architect.
He is far greater than the Lycans
or the Vampires of
current films and TV dramas, or the
Devil himself, even though the
minions of the Devil
would like to make us think that their master is as powerful.
And don't think you can avoid the issue by believing in nothing.
Fence sitting is just as much a sin as committing yourself to
evil. Don't think you can sit on the fence and jump to the winning
side when the time is right. Read your
Holy Bible and see what shall become of you if
If you currently think that there
is no proof of God in our
midst, consider this: DNA
is a massive computer program written at the molecular level
in purines and
pyrimidines, and defines every form of life on
Earth. It is within you, within every cell of your body.
It makes you ... you. It makes
you work. It allows you to live. And it allows you to read this
rant and choose between evil or good.
Listen to the birds chirping
around you every day. They are works of the creator too from
a long line going back to the dinosaurs. Their existence, like
ours, is a miracle, and proof that
God exists. Marvel at every bush and tree in your midst
for they have DNA in every
cell too, and are a creation of God,
who I believe personally to be the
Master Designer. So take joy from bird song every morning.
Thank God for his trees, for
the shade they provide, and for the edible fruit some of them
bear. Put out seeds to help the miniscule
flying dinosaurs survive the winter. And plant a tree
God the Creator of all things. Be humble before
God. Pray for others every day, not just for yourself,
for every prayer is heard. And soon, with new eyes, you will
see signs of his existence everywhere. And your life will take
on new meaning.