The God Gap: Our Earth-focused Gods
Genesis 1:26-27. Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
One of the best cases for alien intervention and extraterrestrials masquerading as our gods is what I like to call the “God gap.” The God gap is the gap between God’s/gods’ motives and actions portrayed in our ancient texts versus the actions and motives we’d expect of a being who created the vast universe around us. That gap is quite large, but is somehow ignored by people.
Let me start out by saying it’s not my intention to impugn anyone’s beliefs. I simply think humanity needs to ask hard questions of religion and science. When their conclusions don’t jive, we need to separate the wheat from the chaff or we need to find better theories that make sense with all the information we have.
If you ask most western monotheists, they will tell you that the God they worship is the creator God of the vast universe our modern equipment has discovered around us. However, if we actually look at the being portrayed in the texts of western monotheism, we largely see a being who is Earth-focused, chooses sides among humanity, involves himself in our wars and political machinations. This begs many questions.
Is this the behavior we would expect of the being behind this vast universe? Wouldn’t such a being, assuming it wished to interfere in its creation, have more to focus on than Earth and the salvation of humanity? The God portrayed in western monotheism seems to have a particular interest in human affairs and desire to mold the ultimate human outcome. This Earth, human focus doesn’t jive with the universe we see around us. Several possibilities present themselves.
First, we’ve somehow been deceived that there is a vast universe out there and Earth and the human beings living here really do equal God’s entire creation. That would explain Yahweh’s, Allah’s, God’s singular focus on Earth and us. Could we be wrong about our perception of the universe? It’s possible. We do come here as blank slates with senses tuned in to certain things and, no doubt, denied perception of others. Ultimately, our brains are receivers of certain frequencies that make us susceptible to seeing the chaos around us in a certain way. On the whole, though, I don’t buy the idea that the universe is something less than our science has proposed. I actually think it’s far more than we’ve yet discovered.
Another possibility is that there is a being behind this vast universe and that humanity’s perception that he’s singularly interested and focused on us is a human perception. Many modern thinkers believe ancient humans created God to explain the unknown. That could be true. It could also be true that there is a vast intelligence behind everything we and we have anthropomorphized that intelligence to appear human and to bend to human perceptions. If this is so, we have narrowed this intelligence to fit our narrow perceptions and have, by definition, distorted his specific interest in humanity.
Maybe Ancient Alien/Astronaut Theory provides the best explanation for the God gap. Maybe the God/gods we’ve been taught to worship and revere aren’t a cosmic divine intelligence at all.
Maybe our concepts of God were hijacked by technologically advanced, but very flawed and egoic beings. Perhaps, in some sense, they created us by “mixing their essence” with ours. Maybe this makes them feel a sense of ownership related to us, gives them a desire to choose sides among us, and determine our outcome.
This seems to fit with the motives we see in western monotheistic texts more closely than the other two options. The Anunnaki and perhaps other extraterrestrial races have made a kind of experiment of Earth and humanity. They have their own agendas and objectives that involve requiring our worship, holding us back and limiting us, and using fearful future narratives to mold us.
The alternative, if we put the western monotheistic view together with what modern science tells us, is to believe that the Cosmic God created this vast universe and placed this little planet Earth on the outer edge of one among billions of galaxies. He then decided to make what happens here his sole focus, sending prophets and saviors to turn the tide of human history. I suppose among infinite possibilities there’s one where that would be the case, but it doesn’t seem likely at all.
It also doesn’t seem likely that we have completely misinterpreted the size and scope of the cosmos. Therefore, AA theory should be considered by serious thinkers. It explains the God gap. These beings were not and are not the Cosmic God. Their focus on Earth and humanity comes because of their specific intervention on this planet and with our species. We can again see the God of the Universe as bigger and more magnanimous than the being/beings portrayed in our texts.
Most importantly, because they are not the being who created it all and are in fact just beings like us, we are within our rights to question them and refuse to submit to their rule when it works against our interests.
Keep seeking your truth!