Well. Why doesn't he, or she? I guess that's the first problem, one of gender. The Bible is gender blind, I mean Adam has all of his ribs but somehow his wife was created out of one of them instead of out of the earth from which Adam was created. And another question, If Adam and Eve had three sons (no daughters), hmmm, who had sex with whom to keep things going, so to speak? But that doesn't mean that God might be female, or male, or Gay.

Yikes! A gay God! That would be interesting. But I think one of the overriding issues pertaining to God is what does He (we will use "He" to simplify this article), look like? Would we recognize Him if He held a news conference, or floated around the sky for awhile?

Do you think that He looks like a father figure, whatever that means? Maybe old, gray beard, wise-looking, powerful looking, all the things that we can relate to. Maybe he would shape-shift into something different for everyone so that we could all connect? A white light, an old man, a rainbow, But whatever He appears as, please . . . just appear!

I see three reasons why He might not appear. The first one is obvious; He is just a dream, a creation of the insecure human mind because historically we have made Gods out of what we can't understand. The second reason is that He is shy.

Yes, God is shy. You wouldn't think that a powerful God would be shy, but after what we have down to His earth and how we have turned out, wouldn't you be shy as well! Who would throw themselves into such a situation, especially if he was very wise?

The third reason is because of overexposure. I mean, the mystery of God is what makes God so . . . Omnipotent. If he was here on a daily basis, just think of all the arguments he would have to field from health care to how many troops should we put in Afghanistan! Plus, how many hours are there in the day to heal all the people one by one. He could probably heal everyone all at once, but why hasn't he done that already!

Well, I hope that He does show up someday because I have a few questions to ask him. Are you listening God? ARE YOU LISTENING!!!

Okay. Actually, I have hundreds of questions, but I will ask just two, and you can figure out the other hundreds based upon them; Why do innocent children suffer in the hands of sinful parents? Do you only instill grace on white people?" Okay, that's it. I'm waiting. . . . . Still waiting. . . . Okay, no answer today. Maybe tomorrow. Or when you appear.

I won't hold my breath.

Author's Bio: 

Anagarika eddie is a meditation teacher at the Dhammabucha Rocksprings Meditation Retreat Sanctuary
www.dhammarocksprings.org and author of A Year to Enlightenment. His 30 years of meditation experience has taken him across four continents including two stopovers in Thailand where he practiced in the remote northeast forests as an ordained Thervada Buddhist monk. He lived at Wat Pah Nanachat under Ajahn Chah, at Wat Pah Baan Taad under Ajahn Maha Boowa, and at Wat Pah Daan Wi Weg under Ajahn Tui. He had been a postulant at Shasta Abbey, a Zen Buddhist monastery in northern California under Roshi Kennett; and a Theravada Buddhist anagarika at both Amaravati Monastery in the UK and Bodhinyanarama Monastery in New Zealand, both under Ajahn Sumedho. The author has meditated with the Korean Master Sueng Sahn Sunim; with Bhante Gunaratana at the Bhavana Society in West Virginia; and with the Tibetan Master Trungpa Rinpoche in Boulder, Colorado. He has also practiced at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and the Zen Center in San Francisco.