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JIM COHN

 

If Every God

†††††††††† for Eliot Katz

 

If every God is omniscient, why donít all Gods speak

††††††††††† of the omniscience of all other Gods?

If every God is the realization of the equality of all beings,

††††††††††† why donít all Gods realize the equality of all Gods?

If every Godís commandments are embraced as holy truth,

††††††††††† why arenít all Godsí commandments holy truth?

If every God is a celestial medicine, why arenít all

††††††††††† Gods the celestial medicine of all other Gods?

If every God is a universal random bohemia, why arenít all

††††††††††† Gods the universal bohemia of all other Gods?

 

If every God is a terrible perdition, why donít all Gods speak

††††††††††† with terror of the perdition of all other Gods?

If every God promises peace & the rewards of afterlife, why

††††††††††† donít all Gods promise the promise of all other Gods?

If every God is within and without all that is born & unborn, why

††††††††††† donít all Gods reside within & without all other Gods?

If every God offers infinite comfort to the lowly & most high,

††††††††††† why donít all Gods comfort infinitely all other Gods?

If every God admires good works done freely, why donít all

††††††††††† Gods admire the good free works of all other Gods?

 

If every God knows no impossibility, why donít all Gods

††††††††††† know that all Gods know no impossibility?

If every God tastes like honey cured in the mouth, why donít

††††††††††† all Gods taste the honey cured in the mouth of all Gods?

If every God created the world in its own image, why donít

††††††††††† all Gods see their image in every Godís world?

If every God has its own chosen people, why donít all Gods

††††††††††† hear the cry of all other chosen Gods?

If every God sings the glory of creation, why donít

††††††††††† all Gods sing the creations of all other Gods?

 

If every God is a remote language sobbing, why donít all

††††††††††† Gods sob for the remote language of all other Gods?

If every God is a maze of nearness, why donít all Gods

††††††††††† maze the nearness of all other Gods?

If every God lights the shade of darkest faults, why donít

††††††††††† all Gods light the shade of all other Godsí faults?

If every God resides upon a cosmic mountain throne, why donít

††††††††††† all Gods reside upon the cosmic mountain enthroned?

If every God is an uninterrupted consent, why donít all Gods

††††††††††† give their uninterrupted consent to all other Gods?

 

If every God is a soldier of the past coming to protect you from

††††††††††† what has already happened, why arenít all Gods soldiers

††††††††††† protecting all other Gods from what has already happened?

If every God hates blasphemy, why donít all Gods hate

††††††††††† the blasphemy ascribed to other Gods?

If every God plagues the world for taking the name of God in vain,

††††††††††† why donít all Gods plague the taking of the name of all

††††††††††† other Gods in vain?

If every God reins supreme, why donít all Gods enjoy the

††††††††††† supremacy of all other Gods?

If every God is far more than a love far more than this, why

††††††††††† donít all Gods love far more than this all other Gods?

 

 

30 January 2002