The God Debate

Tessa with Buddha

This morning as I, Tessa, feline extraordinaire, was doing a particularly satisfying Downward Facing Cat, Seamus came into the bedroom. Seeing me in the classic yoga pose he stretched his short little body into his version of what is incorrectly referred to as Downward Facing Dog.

As we squared off nose to nose, tails in the air, paws broad and claws extended he nailed me with one of those existential questions he’s been pondering all winter. Really, spring cannot come soon enough.

“Tess, is God a male or female”?

Momentarily caught off guard I untangled myself from Down Cat and curled up to consider the question.

Tessa
Well, Shih Tzu, my image of God is probably very different from yours.

Seamus
You mean that your God is a grey feline with yellow eyes living in a paradise filled with baby birds and rabbits, right?

Tessa
Could be, and that she is a female because that is how I see the world. What brings this question to mind, little brother?

Seamus
Dunno, except mom’s been ranting on about some physicist who says there is no God.

We both turned to the clacking sound coming up the stairs and Maya appeared in the doorway. She immediately extended into her version of Down Dog with mouth open in a gruesome cairn take on lions breath; and boy does she ever have the breath of a lion. Whew, girlfriend.

Maya
Hey guys, I heard you talking about God and thought you needed some cairn wisdom on the subject.

Seamus
Oh, yeah, always helpful.

Maya
Well it makes sense to me that this Supreme Creator is feminine in nature, but not even close to being a cat. She’s much more like me. A fierce loyal cairn warrior, a huntress who is also cute as a button.

Tessa
Alrighty then, that settles the age old question.

The three of us turned to the door as mom came clomping up the stairs in her bedroom slippers appearing in the doorway looking slightly disheveled with spots of wood ash staining her fleece top.

Mom
Hey, what’s going on in here? Plotting a takeover of the food pantry? The three of you could take me down you know, but it could get ugly before I surrender the treats.

Seamus
Mom, we’re trying to figure out if God is a male or female.

Mom
Ah, the Stephan Hawking interview that our image of God and the afterlife is a made-up fairy tale?

Seamus
He’s a pretty smart dude, mom, are you even going to attempt to debate his theory?

Mom
Well, we can discuss his or mine, which is it?

Maya
Your theory first mom, cause I know you know and I know, and Tessa knows, and every woman in the universe knows that this Cosmic Intelligence can only be feminine in nature.

Mom
Actually, the only thing we do know is that we don’t know. Oh, we have ancient scriptures and myths to guide us, but it comes down to one opinion against another and each based on personal interpretation of ancient texts in extinct languages.

Seamus
And now there is quantum mechanics putting the kibosh on the bearded old man in the sky. Sheesh, no wonder the world is in such turmoil.

Tessa
Come on mom, what’s your “opinion” male or female?

Mom
Ha, definitely female!

Seamus
But mom, Hawking said that we don’t need a God to understand the creation of the universe, that science can explain it now.

Mom
Yes, and he pissed off a whole lot of people, Shay. Religious leaders were doing the macarena trying to get their flocks shuffled back into the fold.

Seamus
If as Hawking believes we don’t need God to explain the Big Bang theory than what do humans need a God for?

Mom
Well, we use the idea of a father figure God for our own ends and means, to control people and societies, to give meaning to and justify human existence, and behavior, I might add. The real issue is how to restore balance in the world by returning the Divine Feminine, and here we can say, all females, to their proper place in the hierarchy of earth societies.

Maya
I agree! What humans have created is a war emboldened male warrior God with no balance from Feminine energies. The Great Mother Cairn has been banished from the world and it is time to call her back.

Tessa
You mean the Great Feminine Feline, doggie breath. She who is crucial for the delicate balance of life on earth to achieve peace and harmony.

Seamus
(Sigh)

Mom
Hawkings may believe that the human dies with the shutdown of his or her computer brain; but life is a constant renewal of the life, death, rebirth cycle. Life rises from the ashes over and over again, endlessly evolving. We are all intimately and inextricably a part of this Supreme Cosmic Intelligence.

Male and female principles, the yin/yang of the Absolute Tao moves the universe in a delicate dance of opposites. At present we are out of balance and until that is corrected we will continue on the path of violence and destruction. Welcome to the New World Order, my pets.

Seamus
Wow, mom, that’s pretty scary. Even though none of you females asked me, I want to describe my image of God as a male, slightly effeminate, with Shih Tzu features and a love for rolling in the snow.

Mom-Maya-Tessa
(Sigh)

One Comment Add yours

  1. Mary Gillen says:

    Great pic of Tessa xo

    Like

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