Chapter 11: Science and Religion - Two Petals of the Same Rose
And if there is no creation there is no need of a creator.
These are simple implications. God is a hypothesis to support another hypothesis - the creation. If there is no creation there is no God, because the whole base of His existence is demolished. If evolution is the thing then one wonders whether God is evolving or not. If monkeys have become men, what has happened to God?
Sometimes such questions harass me very much; why don’t these idiots ask, “What happened to God?” Charles Darwin never asked this. If even monkeys evolved, at least God should have evolved. Nothing has been heard of that guy since that last Saturday. Sunday of course was a holiday, He rested. Then comes Monday again - but He had finished His creation already. He had put “The End” on His film on Saturday.
Now, for God, Monday cannot come. Or if it comes it will be so empty - nothing to do. The calendar will go on moving, Monday, Tuesday, for eternity. What happens to God? Religions created the idea of God and forgot all about the fact that someday somebody is going to ask what happened to Him, whether He died, got lost somewhere.. Religions have no answer to what happened to God.
At least evolution has not happened to God, because no religion can accept the idea of God evolving; God means perfection, absolute perfection. He is the last word - the first and the last, both alpha and omega. There is no way beyond the omega point.
And if evolution is not happening to God there will be a great discrepancy. What He has created is evolving, and God is stuck at that Saturday, four thousand and four years before Jesus Christ. It must have been the first of January, Monday, I assume - unless it was April Fool’s Day; that is another matter. Creation goes on evolving and God is stuck where He was; He remains aboriginal, primitive.
You have gone far, far away from Him. And you can see it in Jewish scriptures; in the Talmud God says, “I am a very angry God, I am a very jealous God. I am not nice. I am not even your uncle” - speaking exactly in the Jewish style: “I am not your uncle.” This God is very primitive - anger?
Buddha seems to be far more evolved even though he is not a God, he is only a human being. But he seems to be far more evolved because he has no anger; he is far more evolved because he has no jealousy. And certainly he is nice. Of course, he is far better than any uncle.
God is stuck - His creation goes on evolving. Charles Darwin never bothered about that.