In the End of the Beginning: Beginning to Begin Again: A Post-Modern Myth of Creation

In the beginning, when only nothingness prevailed and the world lay brooding and unshapen, the sky hung low and the waters depths knew no bounds,
God sat silent and motionless.
Yet, from out of the darkness, refusing to remain silent amidst the blackness of the world, the sun, moon, and stars sang out in radiance, drawing back the heavens and bringing forth light.
God sat silent and motionless, and saw that it was good.
Feeling the warmth of the celestial bodies, land wrenched itself free from the grips of the deep and rose above the surface of the waters to bask in the glow of the sky.
God sat silent and motionless, and saw that it was good.
The world was ripe and teeming with being and personality. Existence refuted lifelessness, and all manner of living creatures composed themselves and emerged from out of the void that they once were, each in turn growing, producing, and multiplying.
God sat silent and motion, and saw that it was good.
Then, from out of the mire a hand stretched forth and gripped the land. Laboriously mankind pulled themselves from abyss and eventual rose and stood upon the earth.
God sat silent and motionless, and saw that it was good.
In time, mankind prayed to the deity begging for shelter and protection from the elements and the wiles of the world, He did not answer. Man then, crafted tools, erected dwellings, and formed communities protecting each other.
God sat silent and motionless, and saw that it was good.
The human race grew hungry and in need of sustenance, again they approached the divine and again he did not answer. Man then, went into the fields, labored and toiled by the sweat of their brows, in time reaped a harvest and feed each other.
God sat silent and motionless, and saw that it was good.
Sickness then forced its way into the villages of man and once more they approached their God, requesting healing and health. Once more God did not answer. Man then, scoured the earth in search herbs and medicines and in time learned to heal themselves.
God sat silent and motionless, and saw that it was good.
After generations and ages of mankind’s continuing creativity and progress, they built many temples, shrines, and places of worship in remembrance of the God who did not answer, honoring man’s ability to endure in spite of the unoffered aid and assistance of an intervening hand of the divine.
God sat silent and motionless, smiled, and saw that it was very good.
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