What If God Had Self-Edited?
(Self-editing: The obsession with the belief that what you are about to say or write or have already written is not good enough and must be improved without end.)
• Maybe there should be 12 Commandments?
• Did I make enough light?
• Perhaps it should be, “Thou shalt not kill except for evil ones.”
• The snake was simply acting consistent with its behavior and crawling is too great a punishment.
• Does Eve really identify with female?
• What am I thinking with poison ivy?
• “Covet” doesn’t really convey what I mean.
• I really don’t need to be mentioned on the currency. (It’s not “trust” that I’m seeking.)
• That ark just doesn’t stand the logic test.
• I shouldn’t have confused them with the fossils.
• Should the devil have a lighter side?
• Jonah and an elephant may be more believable.
• I need to define “sin” much better.
• “An eye for an eye” might not stand the test of time.
• “Take your shoes from off of your feet” is redundant, right?
• I probably should give more detail about Jesus’s life between infancy and adulthood.
• “Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s” is a bit too open-ended.
• I should have realized that the dinosaurs were my outstanding achievement.
• Paul on the road to Damascus seems like an abrupt turnaround.
• Does the burning bush provide enough dramatic tension?
• Tolerance and forgiveness may be way too much to require.
• Does humanity really deserve dogs?
• I planned to rest on the final day, but I can use it to fix a lot of this stuff.
© Alan Weiss 2019