Still Primates

Still Primates

We are not created in the image and likeness of God… in fact, we have created our imaginary Gods in the image and likeness of ourselves. And upon these Gods we have imposed our patently human idiosyncrasies, foibles and shortcomings. Thus our imaginary Gods are judgmental, mean-spirited, authoritarian and vindictive. And they are almost always ‘male’. Is it not an insult to impose upon this perfect, wondrous, magnificent, universal, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient power a lowly transient and temporal primate form complete with a transient and temporal gender?

The incontestable scientific fact super-humans find most repugnant is that – regardless of the explosive growth of the hominid brain over the past few million years and regardless of all the nifty gadgets we’ve created due to our super-brains and opposable thumbs – we are still primates… a sub-species of the ‘Great Apes’ family, which includes chimpanzees, bonobos, the gorillas and orangutans. What an asinine concept…that the All Mighty, the Divine, the creator of the entire universe, this formless, timeless, limitless and gender-less ‘energy-being’ should be confined to the hairy and somewhat unsavory form of a male ‘ape’.

This little ditty was written a few years back to commemorate the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. Ooh, ooh, ooh.

Tailbone Blues – by Dennis Lakusta
(from the album, “Heart On a Sleeve”)

Dennis Lakusta
October 12, 2019