For some, an affirmation is a statement
which one makes to oneself, often on a daily or other regular basis, or in advance of entering into each of the regular challenges
life imposes. These may be self-boosting reminders of one's own abilities or determinedness to meet specific goals. Mine is directed more towards the Universe
I have no "king," no "lord," no "master," and no "shepherd,"
for I am no slave, nor a serf, nor a servant, nor a sheep!!
Why this? I maintain that all the gods
of all the faiths
have done nothing of unequivocal concreteness by which to earn the respect
(much less worship
) of humankind
. Certainly not slavish, servile, sheepdom.
Have you ever seen an episode of a police procedural
wherein some innocent
person seeks for some reason to take credit
for the crime
committed by the guilty
one? Perhaps they wish to protect the guilty one; perhaps they simply seek some snippet of notoriety
, or feel some sort or responsibility for the wrong having happened. But however it happens, the detectives
question the falsely claiming innocent one, having the advantage of knowledge
of the forensic evidence
, and so are able to trip the false claimant up on the details: "Why did you shoot him in the leg?" "Um, because he tried to run." "Actually, he wasn't shot in the leg at all." Such is reasonably seeable as the case with any false god claiming authorship of our Universe, but offering any account in contradiction
with the vast forensic evidence of scientific discovery. To no such being, will I bow.
And if there is indeed a Creator
at the fount of our Universe
, then it is none of the claimants, and so not one which has made itself known at all, much less sought the bowing and scraping needed to feed lesser egos
. And, in not so many words, this I affirm with my every day of simply living on.
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