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God and the Girl

Updated on April 11, 2020
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Organized religion is a poison meant to sway the underprivileged and line the pockets of shyster preachers.

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Introduction

The body of a little girl laid lifeless in the hospital, tubes and wires were strewn about her bed, and the doctor was announcing her time of death.

She had passed away due to COVID-19, and her last thought was of her parents telling her that God does things for a reason, even the bad. You see, she was wondering why she had to die in such a way, but her parents were not allowed in the room with her due to quarantine protocol, and she was scared to ask the staff in their intimidating hazmat suits.

The little girl could rest easy knowing that she was about to get the opportunity to ask God, directly, why it was He let her suffer and die alone.

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Outside of the Pearly Gates

The little girl had passed on and entered the outskirts of Heaven, the fear and sinking loneliness she felt was now gone. Going through her head, the only thing, was the burning desire to know "Why?"

She wanted to know why it was that God would allow her, and others, to die in such a terrible way.

Noticing there was a line to get through the pearly gates, she took her place in the queue and the line kept forming behind her.

Time seemed to stretch on forever, just like the line never seemed to shorten nor move. So she took it upon herself to begin asking the people around her why they thought God let her die.

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Person #1

"Excuse me, stranger," the girl tugged at the stranger's shirt in front of her as she inquired, "Why did God let me die?"

The stranger yelled at her, "That is a pretty silly question, when God has given you the answer straight from His mouth by His Word, the Holy Bible. If you really want to know what God has to say about this instead of asking your question to just anyone, you should study His Word and it will become quite clear to you what God's reasons are!"

This scared the girl, tears began to well in her eyes and she tried to run to the front of the line. Another person reached out and grabbed her.

Person #2

"Let me go!" the little girl screamed out and thrashed about, but the stranger would not relent.

"Calm down, little missy," the stranger said wiping her tears away, "I'd like to answer your question for you."

The little girl trusted this stranger and listened intently.

"God killed you for the same reason He gave to all of the children He drowned in the great flood. Whatever that reason was!" and he burst into laughter.

This made the little girl uncomfortable, though it made more sense than the last guy, but another person beckoned her to come forward in the line having overheard the conversation.

She did not notice that the line was growing shorter quite quickly, and she was nearing the pearly gates.

Person #3

As the girl approached this stranger, the stranger called out, "Stop listening to these people. The answer as to 'why' is, sadly, that death is a part of life and nobody can control how they die or when but death isn't the end; it is only the beginning and eventually you will see your family and everyone you love again."

The girl felt this did not answer her question at all, and the confusion only continued to well in her heart and mind.

Suddenly, a deep voice called out to the girl and a bright figure gestured her to the front.

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God's Answer

"Come to me my child," the voice intoned deeply, "For I am the one who will seek to answer your question without bias nor spite."

The girl was entranced by the warmth she felt in the voice, and soon found herself standing before God.

"Why, God, why did you do it?" she asked on after him as he bent down to pick her up and carry her through the pearly gates of Heaven. As they walked down the streets paved with gold, he answered her question softly and in earnest.

"Because, my innocent child, you were placed on Earth to teach humans a lesson. I'm sorry to have used you as a pawn, but it seems humans only learn by way of pain and anger. They haven't heard our wildlife cry. They haven't learned that the sky is actually falling. The only way to get through to humans, who have lost what life is all about and only care for monetary gain and power, is to strike them directly in their hearts."

This answer shook the girl to her core, but she understood now, and valued what God had to say. Her confusion, and curiosity were sated.

"My child, please, continue to ask such wonderful questions of me whenever they arise. This is why I made you, to hold me accountable and spread my love of everything and everyone. Just as your questions carried you to me, so shall I now carry you through paradise evermore."

God and the girl wandered Heaven for eternity, her in His arms, and Him offering her everything her heart desired. They could be found swimming in the lakes, painting the skies, and playing in the halls of Heaven. All the while, God answered every question she had, and they were happy with one another.

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Moral of the Story

Should God exist, He is not rigid nor is He dogmatic. God created us to be curious, and we created religion to subjugate one another. The only thing that God wants from us is to live our lives, to cherish all that we have and all those around us. Yet, for the sake of the writings of man, even outside of the pearly gates, people will cling to their dogma and see themselves standing in the line to heaven forever, denied by their own rigidity.

God wants your questions, your every question, good or bad. God wants you to explore every facet of life, good and bad. God is not some dogmatic, rigid ideologue, who would sooner act like a human than a God. Stop projecting your ignorance onto the Almighty, and question every teaching brought forth by the follies of man lest you be spreading the works of Satan.

Honorable Mentions and Credits

I feel it is appropriate to thank all those who contributed and participated in the forum post I made, especially the lovely, beautiful Shauna who so splendidly answered the girl's question. She really hit the nail on the head as far as doing God some justice is concerned.

May we all continue to strive for knowledge, love, and excellence in this world; the first progressive step is always the one that goes beyond the self.

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    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      Thank you, Mitara, I was really trying to capture the humanity of God here. As usual, this was originally intended to be a way to disparage the concept of God, but Shauna provided an answer to my question that made me want to break away from my rigidity as it concerns the concept.

      Admittedly, I'm disappointed none of the people who made writing this quite difficult have commented and let me know how I did for the concept of God. I feel like they're more upset I didn't live up to their low expectations than they are happy that I did God some justice for once.

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      Mitara N 

      12 months ago from South Africa

      A splendid article,

      No one knows their faith or destiny, yes its said to be for a reason, but the reason always remains unknown to those left behind, then we try to link it to many a things yet the truth is the difference you made to peoples lives before leaving.

      It's so often a wonder the "why" or "how", you right there is an unlimited amount of asks and anger toward the situation and when you hear a story like this, it makes sense and gives comfort whether a believer or not.

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      Hahahaha! Happy Easter to you as well, Paula, and may there be many more years of ball kicking!

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      Suzie 

      12 months ago from Carson City

      Hey, Kyler!! I've kicked some balls around myself!! Do you want their names??? HAPPY EASTER!!!!!

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      Thank you, Val, and you don't need to feel guilty about expressing how healthy you are. When I'm your age I'll make sure to still let everyone know that the only thing putting the brakes on this train of warrior spirit is seasonal allergies, but even when my eyes are watering and I'm having an asthma attack from all the sneezing, my fists will be clenched and ready to keep on fighting. Except in the midst of an allergy attack, I think it will be more a "Bo'Rai Cho", drunken boxing, style of fighting.

      Competition is where I thrive and shine, without an opponent/group of opponents I am not content. Can't stand watching sports, but I'll always play as a way to release excess energy in lieu of a good battle to join, or just for some camaraderie with the boys. Perhaps ego will be something I do away with at some point, take on the sage role, but until then I'm content to partake in kicking balls around to prove "man strong, man kick ball to hole"! Hahahaha!

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      Val Karas 

      12 months ago from Canada

      Kyler -- Well, we are all different, you are an "Attila-warrior" I am a "Gandhi-warrior" -- and it's important that we are winning.

      Every morning I get up at 6, so I can do all my (half-dozen) mental and physical practices done before my wife wakes up.

      And when she comes to the living room, I give her my morning hug, including a quick rub on her back, with "passing some 'chi' to her" after having accumulated extra during my qigong exercise.

      Jokingly we say that's what has kept her safe from corona.

      Reading about your allergies, my friend, I feel a sort of guilty for "bragging" about my robust health at 75. Well, I have to share, it's not that I want to "appear a better human". I feel the same with my friends, I know it's crazy, but during those long reports about their visits to doctors, medications, and complaints -- I am not contributing, so I a kind of feel left out. And they are actually treating me the way that I have to feel it, like "I don't qualify for that kind of talks".

      Just like with sports. Not being a competitive person (I really did my homework with buddhistic and zen disciplines of killing ego) -- I can't talk about sports, which is another favorite theme of my friends. I just couldn't care less who is winning and who is losing. At times I may watch with them a soccer game (being a European), and in quite a few moments I catch myself laughing inside about a bunch of grownup people running after one stupid ball, while thousands of grownups are taking it seriously and cheering.

      Well, you have these allergies, and I have been an oddball all my life. Even my hubs are expressing it. How many times I think that I would be so much closer to the readers if I could come up with some simple, heart warming story from everyday life.

      You are a very good writer, Kyler, great vocabulary, great composition, rich and emotionally engaging stories. Keep writing, my friend, it's your talent.

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      I think most would agree that my chronic anger is what keeps the baddies at bay, even my white blood cells are packing heat and ready to charge into the trenches at any given moment. Though I do have a few weaknesses, my Achilles heel if you will, which would be my severe allergies to pollen, weed, pet dander, and dust! A nice spring breeze, a lit joint, petting a dog, on my dusty old porch swing will take me out of commission quite swiftly! Ha!

      Honestly, my doctor says I most likely already had this virus because my girlfriend was hacking up a lung for over a month back in November and my son and I both became mildly sick. Which would disprove my "high-risk" status due to asthma, though it was irritating to be coughing all the time. Should've asked my doctor sooner, I had already prepared myself to die and storm the gates of the afterlife to do battle with whatever awaits.

      Equally irritating as my coughing fits in November, would be the incessant need to avoid people now. It wasn't like I was having an easy time making friends to begin with, but now people would rather jump into ditches than risk getting reported by their neighbors for breaking social distancing. SoCal is not handling this well, or perhaps they are? Time will tell, but my stubborn ass is going to keep living while I'm alive.

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      Val Karas 

      12 months ago from Canada

      Kyler -- While God is being busy preparing the little girl for graduation in heavenly stuff -- let's not disturb them, so here is my comment to what you said about mandatory masks.

      I live in a big city myself, and masks are not mandatory here, although many are wearing them. My ultimate protection is my attitude and a general chronic happiness which keep my immune system in great shape. I've been in quite a few superstores, moving around freely, not even having a sneeze.

      I don't believe in sickness, it's boring, and funerals are too expensive these days, it's cheaper to live.

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      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      Val, I can smell God, Satan, Godzilla, the President, whoever, heating up the fire and sulfur jacuzzi for you already!

      Bust out the good stuff and pour me one! We'll take the plunge together!

      On a more serious note, however, that is an extremely valid point. Quite resonant as I'm in a city with a mandatory mask-on rule going about that I have yet to follow, and will not be following for any reason. I'd sooner sit my ass in court than be forced to wear a mask. As for the social distancing of it, meh, I don't even have to worry as anyone who comes my way crosses the street to avoid me even when there is no coronavirus! HAHAHAHA!

      Good to see you in the comments, and thanks for reading.

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      Ha! You're killing me Paula, going to make me wake my son up from his nap with my laughter!

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      Val Karas 

      12 months ago from Canada

      Kyler -- My comment would not dare to have anything to do with God -- I don't want to be stricken by a lightning from this blue sky -- but drawing a little innocent parallel could help.

      You see, sometimes I wonder who was the very first person who decided that "shit" was a bad word -- at least bad enough never to be said loud in a church.

      I am not joking here.

      Because it had to be a single individual, not that one morning a bunch of god-loving people out of a mass epiphany in a chorus pronounced how "from now on, 'shit' was going to be a no-no word".

      And it was, for the longest time, but then, since it became O.K. to publicly say "fuck" -- shit got the heavenly forgiveness. It had to be, if a church-going president says it every morning realizing that he has to face the world again.

      But back to that "first person". So there I went somehow thinking who was the first dude who said "Hey, to me it looks like there is a god. I gotta tell others". And did he ever tell others.

      What I simply can't understand is, why individuals like that are given the power to decide what this sheepish species "should" honor as important -- from now on, and I mean, forever. Why should both, scholars and village idiots keep looking up and "wondering".

      With this corona crap -- sorry, I meant shit -- we are again proving how pathetically brainwashable we are. Sitting at home, just partying with some ants-in-the-pants. Wondering why with previous 650,000 people dead worldwide at each flu season, none of this distancing was necessary, while 90,000 of corona deaths are enough to turn us into paranoid idiots.

      So, like with all those words having been invented by a single person, I am asking myself -- who was the genius who started all this "corona racket".

      And, as for the little girl -- hey, once you croak, the last thing you want to see is your hallucination of a bright dude impersonating one of your worldly illusions. It's time to party, my friend, and he is not invited to spoil it! Didn't we have enough authorities here to make us feel guilty?

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      Suzie 

      12 months ago from Carson City

      Oh Kyler....Trust me.....you hit the mark! As well as matthew, luke & john!

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      Hey, JC, long time no see, and thank you for the compliment! I don't think I hit the mark as far as delivery, but the sentiments came out well I'd say!

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      Suzie 

      12 months ago from Carson City

      I'm still laughing at your hilarious response. You're a born comedienne!!

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      12 months ago from Central Florida

      Paula, lucky for me, that'll never happen. I don't like pepperoni! Spinach... well, that's another story!

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      JC Scull 

      12 months ago from Gainesville, Florida

      Good job!!

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      Suzie 

      12 months ago from Carson City

      Bwahahahahaha!!! Not as much as I love you! You are too damned funny!! A couple of misspelled teeney weeney words are NOT flaws, Sha...It's just that....well, ya know, imagine how I FEEL, having to correct God! I'm afraid to go to sleep tonight!!

      Hey....don't ever get a piece of pepperoni stuck between your 2 front teeth, because I will DAMN-sure, point and laugh!! That's what friends are for, girlfriend!

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      12 months ago from Central Florida

      Paula, good God almighty! Take things in context and not literally. It was late, I was challenged to actually answer the question and I did. So waht if I dame some pessiling rerros! :-) I made my point as a human who errs from time to time.

      I love you anyway, my friend. Thanks for bringing my flaws to the public eye! Just shows to go ya, I'm NOT God!

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      12 months ago from Central Florida

      Thanks, Paula. That explains the red line under the word when I typed it. See, I'm not God. God never makes - and posts - spelling mistakes!

      Thanks for bringing my transgressions to light, my friend!

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      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      Don your sexy nun attire and grab your ruler, Paula, give Shauna a lesson we can all learn from! ;) HAHAHAHA!

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      Randy Godwin 

      12 months ago from Southern Georgia

      Crack him on the knuckles with a ruler, Paula!

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      Suzie 

      12 months ago from Carson City

      I had to run over to the forums so I could see this all for myself. I mean, C'mon.....my buddy Sha is elevated to "God," and I didn't even witness the miracle.............and OMG, God, I don't know how to tell you this, but I found ANOTHER misspelled word in the forums....Dear Lord....it's "Altar" boy! not alter! I'm afraid you are going to have to say 3 Hail Mary's & an Our Father.....and right now, give me your best Act of Contrition!

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      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      @Pamela: I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it, Pamela, I tried to do the topic the justice it deserves!

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      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      @Paula: Always good to see you in my comments section, I have missed seeing you around! Then again my writings could put a damper on anyone's day, so I'd avoid me too! Hahahahaha!

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      Randy Godwin 

      12 months ago from Southern Georgia

      Same to you, Paula Girl!:)

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      12 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I sure hope I can learn some wsy without pain and anger. I am glad Shauna participated for you as I agree she is a sweetheart.

      Striving for strive for knowledge, love, and excellence is a good thing. Tis was an interesting article for sure.

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      Suzie 

      12 months ago from Carson City

      I NEVER, in all my decades on this earth, imagined I'd be saying this...BUT.......Hey, God.....You spelled "DIVINE," wrong!! LMAO!!

      Sha honey.....Wow.....you're much more than I even believed! I'm overwhelmed.....:) This is actually quite precious.

      Kyler....This is absolutely S P E C T A C U L A R !!!! Love it!

      "Happy Easter," everyone! Peace. Paula

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      Randy Godwin 

      12 months ago from Southern Georgia

      I'm nothing if not a southern gentleman, Kyler! :P

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      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      Smooth as butter, Randy, smooth as butter!

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      Randy Godwin 

      12 months ago from Southern Georgia

      You are more of a "goddess," Shauna. :)

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      12 months ago from Central Florida

      Wow. Just, wow! I'm touched that my response had such a positive effect on you, Kyler. That warms my heart.

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      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      People are so quick to take the role of God, Shauna, spreading the teachings of man using his name, but you humored me truly and deeply. You humored the concept, this little girl who had passed away, with more empathy and kindness than the most devout believers in the forums could do within twenty-four hours and my near-begging for them to do so. You brought me closer to God, the concept of God, and what I feel the teachings of God to be. You did so in the face of his supposed devout followers, who made me want to run from God to grab my rifle and wait to ambush him.

      In the absence of being able to speak to God directly, I must seek to speak to his creations, even the ones who'd sooner castrate me than humor me, so as to get a taste of this alleged glory that awaits me in the beyond (although most would say Hell is what awaits me, because that's what loving people who believe in God hope for a lot apparently). I'd sooner hand you the mantle of God, than any other individual who chose to partake in this concept.

      For this, I thank you deeply.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      12 months ago from Central Florida

      Kyler, I don't think there's a person on earth who has not, at some point in time - whether spoken or thought inwardly, questioned the validity of [the concept] God. I went to Catholic school and always looked for the nuns to show us proof. Needless to say, that never went over well with the ordained sector.

      I think this piece not only poses questions some dare not speak, but it also serves to make God more human than devine. It asks us to think kindly of God and the human nature with which we've been given. It also suggests that if we're more kind to others, we will have less questions about God and His Will. We're told that we're put on earth to spread His Word, but from what I see, we're doing a pretty shitty job of that.

      Perhaps people will go inside themselves and think before they act.

      Not sure how I feel about taking the role of God in this story, but if my response to the question you posed in the forum inspired you to write this thought-provoking article, then I guess I'm okay with it.

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      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      If "bit of a fantasy" is a dig at my opinion of God, then just realize if God isn't a fantasy to begin with then all this was meant to do was spread some kindness toward Him, and you just proved my true sentiments on the matter.

      Thank you for reading and commenting regardless!

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      MG Singh emge 

      12 months ago from Singapore

      Its a nice tale. Bit of a fantasy but enjoyed it

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      Kyler J Falk 

      12 months ago from California

      Yeah, paradise for eternity seems boring in and of itself anyways, but I tried. I appreciate your contributions, number two, it provided for a good laugh and great content for this little piece.

      Thanks for reading!

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      Randy Godwin 

      12 months ago from Southern Georgia

      I hope you didn't mean I smelled like number two!! :P

      Nice story, but I didn't like the ending. Seems like a boring way to spend eternity.

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