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TITLE (EDIT)
God Moth
DESCRIPTION
A look at the perspectives we take on things; and God. The question of who God is is a major focus of the narrator. The narrator's unique perspective is what is the most interesting.
[1,390 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Spiritual
AUTHOR
Matt Tracy
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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[January 2003]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
hive17@yahoo.com
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (5)
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On The Singularity Cusp (Short Stories) Learn the lengths to which humans will go to reach immortality. They reach for the stars in the incomprehensible future by latching on to dead stars-black holes. Influenced by the work of Steven Hawki... [2,287 words] [Science Fiction]
The Church (Short Stories) One man has an experience. One like he has never had before, and for good reason [3,463 words] [Mystical]
The One That Got Away (Short Stories) Mark has a weird experience after a night of memories and heavy drinking. [1,427 words] [Suspense]
God Moth
Matt Tracy

Just think of all the bugs whose lives came to a screaming end all over the chevron on the grill of that car. It makes you wonder about the perspective of a lot of things. Take God for instance. How do we really know that there is a God? Is it the human inability to not comprehend infinity that created God? I think so. By not wanting to fathom infinity or eternity, humans created this mythical being to personify "everything." Think about that for a second. God is just the personification of infinity. Doesn't that undefine infinity? Humans came up with God simply by not asking the question, "what came before that?" It is a hard thing to ask. What was there before earth? Well, there was space. What was there before space? Was there nothing? Could there ever really have been a time when there was nothing? What would that have been like? What color would nothing be? Space is black, but that may be from that lack of color. Is space really just clear? Would nothing be clear? Would nothing be white? Would nothing look like a totally seamless room totally painted in white? A really big room that you float around in, not touching walls or floor. What would nothing look like? The question is relevant because science has proven that the universe "started." There is a general consensus that there was a "big bang" and then there was our universe, expanding in every direction. But what was there before the bang? What humans love to do is say that there was God. Most humans anyway. God is given credit for a lot of different things. Some say he created earth while others credit the creation of the entire universe to Him. I think that if one were to put all the questions to believers, they would all agree that God created everything. But if He created everything, there must have been a time when it was just Him. What the fuck did God do when it was just Him sitting in a big pile of nothing? I said nothing was a pile because this bug crashed down next to me and he just looks like a pile now. Did God sit around and talk to himself? How long did he do this? Was there ever a time when there was no God? He had to come from somewhere. Did He just pop into existence? Just trying to comprehend what came before God makes my head hurt. If humans were to stop and think about half the stuff they ignore, there would be a lot of headaches in the world. Take space for instance. We are constantly saying that we go up into space. But do we really think about "up" when we are in space? Most people think of space movement as a line, mostly from earth to somewhere else. But what about going "up" when in space? That just adds another level to comprehend. So humans choose not to do that. How certain are you that you are in control of your life? Is it not possible that everything in your life has happened according to a plan that isn't yours. I realize that sounds like a lyric to a punk song, but is it true? And what if a Moth were in control? As ridiculous as it sounds, there is no reason it couldn't be the truth. What if a Moth were your own personal God? You think of Moths as stupid insects, but what if your God Moth has set up the world so perfectly that you have no choice but to think that. Every encounter with Moths has been scripted; Moths die on your windshield, fly around lights like idiots, and eat your sweaters; all just to throw you off. How could you not think that Moths are simple creatures? Science tells you they are dumb based on brain size and tests, but have you ever done the tests yourself? Would you even know what you are testing for or what you are supposed to make of the results? What if all the other scientists were lead to believe what they do simply because Moths wanted it that way? Moths sacrificed a few specimens that were in the right place at the right time and were created by Moths to look like stupid creatures during testing. Why couldn't they do that; they've been able to control your life for as long as you've been around. Every stimulus you've ever received about Moths was according to their plan. What if it wasn't just Moth stimulus that they were in control of? What if Moths are responsible for every thought you have? Every stimulus has been the result of Moth intervention. Does that mean that all your theories about God are based on the Moth plan? Would that worry you? Would it make you question your very existence if it were a Moth in charge and not some bearded version of a holy Santa Claus? Your life would not be any different. The only thing that would change would be your vision of God; a Moth. You didn't know anything about God before you found out He was a Moth. You thought you understood God, but all you knew for certain was that he was so powerful that everything that happened was according to His plan. It would be the same deal with the Moth, except for the fact that He was a Moth. But you say to yourself "now there are two things I know about God; he is all powerful and he isn't a Moth." Why is it that you know that? Couldn't everything that is telling you to think that be because your God Moth has set it up that way? And what would be the worst thing that could come from your God being a Moth? Would this make you think that heaven would be sweaters and Hell would be bug-zapper? Isn't that kind of ridiculous? If you always accepted God without a doubt and knew H would take care of you, why wouldn't your God Moth do the same? He would because He is the same. Your God is a Moth, and no one told you. No one could tell you because your God Moth wouldn't let them know, just the way no one really knows God's plan right now. The Moth that is God. How is it that I know all this? Because I am a Moth too. I am dying on the grill of this truck. I was not watching what I was doing and got hit. As funny as it all is, it was not my place to be hit by this truck. I was to land on your television screen tonight and annoy you; I was to perpetuate the "stupid moth" stereotype. One might say that I am bitter and am ruining the whole show, but I think me telling you all this is of little consequence. You will dismiss it all as the writings of some overactive imagination. "Moths as Gods, how absurd" you say. Not because it isn't true, but because it is absurd, to fantastic to believe. About as absurd as believing in some stylized version of a person that controls everything if you ask me. Not that you are idolatrous, but I think that all humans see God as a grandpa-type being. Too bad He's a Moth. Oh, but no He's not, couldn't be. Just go on thinking that. The search for God has never been a search for the truth; just a quest for comfort and believability. If humans were ever to really sit back and ask that question "what came before that" enough times, they would start to feel very uncomfortable. We Moths are happy with the fact that we control everything you humans see and do and think. We don't need to have all the answers, and then we certainly don't need to wrap up the tough ones in a god. Sorry for that last bit; I'm not saying that Moths are better than people simply because we don't need a god. I am just bitter because I see the owner of this truck pulling up to a car wash, and I know I will soon be dead.

 

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