Gods come and go –
Over time, Gods get born, become really scary, and then, ultimately, fade away,
Dead Gods are almost completely forgotten –
Because, as time passes, most people can’t even remember their names.
In a similar situation, one day, Saul/Paul decided to create a “new” God,
And name him “Jesus Christ” –
It was a good trick – to take a crushed man and turn him into “God” –
This happened because, in Paul’s view, the God being worshipped during that time
Was an angry, intolerant, and quickly-fading “tribal” God – with no “juice” –
Already on the way to becoming a dying God –
Paul wanted something “new” to put in the place of that older god –
Something never before seen.
Two millennia later, for their own reasons, American “Evangelicals”
Also decided to pick up that crushed man
And turn him into a “key” – to open the doors of partisan political power –
Yes, they made that once holy spiritual human being
Into a “thing” to beat up nonbelievers with –
A shibboleth to reject all “others” who refuse to say his name is “God.”
This “man\God,” in turn, has been “dying” down through the hallways of modern history –
Leaving behind infinite numbers of bibles and other contemporary “clay shards” –
Along with a religion that not many serious spiritual people still believe in –
That is, “Evangelical Christianity” –
Which is now being ignored by increasing numbers of young people.
Jesus, oh Jesus, Jesus
Why did Paul/Saul pick up your body
And make you into something you never were?
Why did Saul/Paul attempt to achieve semi-God status for himself
Through the creation of a “new” God?
Paul, the “God creator!”
What a subtle serious trick to play upon posterity!