No absurdity is so great that the editors of TIME magazine don’t report it with admiration. One of the most absurd comments we have heard recently comes in the latest edition, where Deepok Chopra explained why God should be a woman.
“The next stage of human evolution has to be survival of the wisest, not the survival of the fittest. For that we need intuition, compassion and a woman God.”
Deepok should take up investing… maybe trading derivatives… a career where hallucination goes unnoticed, if not always unrewarded.
His idea, of course, is the central religious humbug of our era – that man can create God in his own image, not the other way around. If we “need” a caring, nurturing God… well, that’s what we’ll get. A companion notion is that God wants us to be rich (an idea arising, not surprisingly, in an age of Mammon Triumphant). Another comes with the environmental movement – that God favours those who drive hybrid cars.
Good luck with that, Deepok. But we have a sneaky suspicion that you’ll get from God what God wants you to have, regardless of what you want or what you think.
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