Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Sun As God



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The sun has been the principal subject of my thoughts lately. It is easy to understand why the ancient Egyptians and other cultures chose the sun as an object of worship, their God. They believed that the sun gave them life (which modern science says is a fact; man is made of star-stuff) and they believed that the sun was responsible for providing warmth, maintaining man's food supply, and the many other necessities, which again is a scientific fact. The sun nurtures all life, be it human, animal, or plant life.

It seems to me that if there is indeed a god, this entity could and probably would be allied somehow with our sun, and possibly perhaps is a part of a great god-complex ruling each of the billions and billions of stars. Such a mighty being would without a doubt be unconcerned with the lot of humans, or more probably would be completely unaware of their existence.

If the Earth's twenty-first century science community in partnership with a powerful (although nefarious) government agency, while using the most modern computers, someday establishes a somewhat tenuous communication with this solar God, in conjunction with a certain type of individual (a handsome, heroic man and a beautiful athletic heroine) -- then a competent writer would have a super-duper idea for a surefire blockbuster novel.

Can't help it. That's how my mind works.


Did You Know . . .?

The word Homeboy goes back to the 1800s, and was used by African-Americans to refer to each other as people from back home.



On this day in 1929, President Herbert Hoover has a phone installed at his desk in the Oval Office of the White House. It took a while to get the line to Hoover's desk working correctly and the president complained to aides when his son was unable to get through on the Oval Office phone from an outside line. Previously, Hoover had used a phone located in the foyer just outside the office. Telephones and a telephone switchboard had been in use at the White House since 1878, when President Rutherford B. Hayes had the first one installed, but no phone had ever been installed at the president's desk until Hoover's administration.



solar  [SO-luhr]
1:  of, derived from, relating to, or caused by the sun
2:  measured by the earth's course in relation to the sun: a solar year
a :  produced or operated by the action of the sun's light or heat: solar energy
b :  utilizing the sun's rays especially to produce heat or electricity: a solar house



(born March 29, 1943)
Eric Idle is an English comedian, actor, author, singer, writer and comedic composer. Idle was a member of the English surreal comedy group Monty Python, a member of the Rutles on Saturday Night Live, and the author of the Broadway musical Spamalot.

(born March 29, 1968)
Lucy Lawless is a New Zealand actress, activist and musician best known for playing the title character of the internationally successful television series Xena: Warrior Princess. She is also widely known for her role as Number Three on the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series, and for the role of Lucretia on the television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, its prequel Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, and its sequel Spartacus: Vengeance.

(born 29 March, either 1963 or 1964)
Elle Macpherson is an Australian businesswoman, television host, model, and actress. She is well known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning in the 1980s, leading to her nickname "The Body". She is also known as the founder primary model and creative director for a series of business ventures, including Elle Macpherson Intimates, a lingerie line, and The Body, a line of skin care products. In 2010, she became the host and executive producer of Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model. She is currently an executive producer of NBC's Fashion Star and was the host for the first season.

(born 29 March 1955)
Marina Sirtis is an English-American actress. She is best known for her role as Counselor Deanna Troi on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and the four feature films that followed, as well as subsequent Star Trek: Voyager episodes she starred in.


Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
--Alexander Graham Bell




  1. Gene, Your mind is works its way toward grand ideas. Why not bring each one to focus? A series of statements. Are you thinking of this "God" as a grand being, or rather as a force? What do you mean when you speak of unconcern? It's your interest in the notion of power as it leads to nefarious deeds that fascinates. Are we human beings so grandly arrogant as to think we can harness a power much greater than we can even imagine?

    Side Note I'd love to be that dead tree.

    1. Interesting questions, Anthony. Sadly, I have no answers as yet. Perhaps they will appear within the aforementioned novel. As to your side note... "So would I!"