Competitive Gods

      He is not afraid of competitive gods. They try to climb to His sublimity but only get high enough to break their necks in a sharp fall. Again and again I demand that the second effort of human genius bears some obvious relation to the first. The sculptor accepts the challenge, so does the painter, so does the musician; why should the Jehovah-dreamer be an exception to the common rule of confirmation and proof?

      We wait for the evidence! We insist upon having it. Then, so we don’t waste our time in idle expectancy, we can meanwhile call upon God, saying, “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed by thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven!” (Matt. 6:9-10).

from: The Unknowable God

Joseph Parker: Poet, Seer, Preacher 


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