Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Your New False god
This new, false god is young and sexy. He's open to alternate lifestyles. His first decree: "I am utterly indifferent to sexual orientation."
He stands up for "tolerance" and against hypocrisy (or, at least, the hypocrisy he sees in others).
Hell exists as a threat to hold over people to make them behave. "I need a threat to hold over my enemies."
He says things that sound scriptural (enough so to fool his listeners). "And he who lies in my name shall choke on his own false tongue and his poisonous words shall betray him, for I am the Lord your God."
He proclaims loudly his goodness: "I'm cleaning up one mess after another -- selflessly."
Castiel knows it too. He cannot bear the sight of the true God, and when he sees an image of Jesus in a stained glass window, he alters it. He changes the image of Jesus to the image of himself. To himself, he is Christ. His will be done.
That is possibly the greatest modern heresy - not that God is one person instead of three, or that Christ is only human or only divine, but that God is me. Replace the stained glass windows with mirrors. Replace the Word with the whim. And each man bow to his new god.