Whom Did God Create First: Man Or Woman?
“Uday, did God create man? All religions and beliefs say so. I have been reading your articles in your website and found most of your answers are logical. That’s why I ask this question to you. Please don’t ignore this. My teenage children are questioning our beliefs…” this is a question from a European reader who follows Christianity.
Recently I met a retired banker. He is facing the toughest time in his life as his only daughter is getting divorced after six years of marriage. Her husband is from a Tamil Brahmin community and belongs to one of the most affluent business families. He is the only son of the family and he doesn’t have any “bad” characters. The marriage took place as per horoscope matching (9 out of ten aspects were found to match) and family blessings.
“Uday, why are you telling us about a divorce case when asked about God and his creation of human being?” you might query me.
The reason for the divorce will lead you to the answer…
“My daughter has two girl children with him. So boy’s parents (and relatives) feel that they don’t have male child to continue their legacy, perform the ‘Pinda dana’ and ‘Antyesti’ (final rites as per Hindu belief) to assure their seats in the heaven…They believe that if a female cannot conceive male child, she is cursed!” the retired banker was weeping. (All religions have such beliefs)
“Did they say like that?” I asked.
“No, they are very diplomatic and sophisticated. It is very easy to find other reasons once you decide to go for divorce…”he said.
Now, let’s look at the primitive man’s beliefs
1. God created man (Male).
2. Male child is blessings and female child is a curse.
3. You won’t get heaven if you don’t have male grandchildren.
Before going into those beliefs, I have two questions. Can anybody answer them?
1. Why do men have nipples?
2. Did Adam (the first human being created by God as per Semitic beliefs) have belly button?
If you have the answers to these two questions, then you know all answers for those stupid beliefs. If you don’t know answers, read on…
The default setting of Homo sapiens is female. NOT Male. If at all a creator is there, it should be SHE who created another She! Why?
Cells in the human body have 46 chromosomes, including 22 pairs of autosomes and one pair of sex chromosomes (XX in females, XY in males).
The gender (sex) of the offspring is determined by the particular sex chromosome carried by the sperm of the male. In other words, it is the husband who decides the gender of the child. Not the wife. So, the parents in question should kick their son out of the house, not their daughter-in-law. It’s not her fault at all. This stupid and totally baseless belief of ignorant ‘spiritualists’ was the base of polygamy all over the world, suppressing women and uplifting male chauvinism.
“How a child is produced?” The male sperm is just a genetic code which has X, Y chromosomes. If the sperm carrying an X chromosome fertilizes female ovum (cell or egg, which has nutrients and other things to develop into a child) a girl will be conceived. If the sperm carrying a Y chromosome fertilizes the egg, a boy will be conceived.
– In other words, sperm is software and ovum is hardware.
When sperm joins ovum, after meiosis only XX chromosomes remain in the egg. Y will be dormant for some time, even if it is a boy. The first five to six weeks of embryonic development are attributed to the X chromosome alone.
In other words, irrespective of your gender you will be a girl for at least first 4-5 weeks. If you are a boy, the Y will be activated after this period. Nipples form before the activation of the Y gene, which means we all get nipples, but only the female end up with breasts attached to them. When Y is activated, it will impose, through genetic dominance, male physiological traits such as the testicles.
So, it is impossible for any God to create a man.
Now, Humans are said to be God’s favorite to be created in his own image! A lion share of population believe that God create Man in his own image? “Then the LORD God formed the man of dust (must be clay) from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature,” says Genesis 2:7.
There was only clay modelling craft business during those times. If it was written now, instead of dust and clay they would have said Humans were created out of plaster of Paris or plastic craft.
Earth is not even a spec even in the Milky Way, why would God waste his time here? The universe came into being billions of years ago. First primitive primates evolved on earth just 55 million years ago. Homo sapiens – modern humans – appeared in Africa-Asian area 200,000 years ago. Humans were not created; they evolved from other primates.
And the imaginary God has appeared in the primitive man’s ignorant mind ONLY few thousand years ago. Human beings didn’t create just one God. There is an entire lexicon of mythological beasts and deities spanning the whole of human history. It was less than the last couple of thousand years that wholesale God (single God theory) appeared in place of multiple retail Gods.
If God exists, what created it? Where was God created? Who created Him or it? If God created the Universe, where was he even standing before creation of universe? Who provided him material and know-how for the creation? If he created from nothingness, can you define nothingness?
If He created the first man – Adam – in his own image, that means he was not a mammal. If Adam was not a Mammal he wouldn’t have nipples and bellybutton. If God created man in his image, how did he come up with woman? Who was the model for woman? An invisible Goddess?
“Science is not grown to answer many questions. God might have used the cloning technology!” a blind-believer friend of mine once told me.
“My friend, it just can’t be cloning. From Adam God can’t clone Eve. Adam has XY chromosome, cloning can create only a male from Adam. He cannot create female…”I said.
Then he quoted Matthew 19:26 which says: “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” What an easy way of escaping!!!
“Yes, it is from a book which you believe to be Holy. Good for you. I respect your beliefs the way I respect mine. But it’s just your belief then. You should not mix it up with science. Truth is science. Belief is not…”
The first man Adam and first woman Eve had two boys. Cane and Abel. One killed the other, then how come the next generation came into being? Is it a story of incest? Why are you teaching immoral story to your children? (Here I am mentioning about first account of Genesis. In later add-on versions they say Adam had daughters too. Still it is a story of incest).
And the most important question – what was the race of God? There are three major human races appeared- Caucasoid, Negroids, and Mongoloids.
Homo sapiens appeared first in Africa. This means, the God was Negroid, going by the logic that he created Adam in his own image. Would Westerners agree that God is a Negroid? Will they be able to worship Adam’s descendant Jesus Christ as a Black African?
Now you know the answer. NO. God didn’t create man. Even if God doesn’t exist, Man remains. But if man doesn’t exist, God can’t remain. Why? No other creatures believe in God! God exists only as long as your mind exists.
We created God. God hasn’t created us. The nature has created us. We are just another creation of nature just like animals, birds, worms and viruses…In Sanskrit, we called nature or cosmos as Brahmam, which is all inclusive. There is no separate God. You are integral part of the cosmos or Brahmam. Creation is just manifestation of the Brahmam.
No mother can produce offspring without being impregnated by a seed giving father. The Mother Nature (in Sanskrit, ‘Prakriti’) cannot create without the help of the father (Purusha) who impregnates the living entities into the womb of material nature.
In other words, Prakriti has no power to create without the power of the Purusha, just as woman, cannot produce a child without the connection of a man.
“The Purusha impregnates, and the Prakriti delivers – this is the law of cosmos,” our ancestors clearly and scientifically stated some 7000 years ago, much before creator story appeared in the Earth.
For ordinary people like us, our ancestors made it very simple. Purusha is represented by Shiv (male creative energy) and Prakriti by Shakti (female creative energy). And to make it more easier even for layman, they were plainly shown as Linga (Phallus) and its base Yoni (Vulvic). Lot of people started worshipping the process of creation as divine. It at least makes some sense. (See Who is Shiva)
But section of Hindus imitated the Abrahamic creator faith and tried to project Lord Brahma (a mythological character) as a creator. Brahma is NOT a creator; even in mythology he is portrayed as ancestors of human beings. Nobody worships him as a creator as we know that is just a belief. (See Secret of Trimurti)
“Oh, so you are a non-believer?” another question popped up while I was explaining these points.
“I believe in many Gods. I would love to imagine the natural forces in many forms and images. I see the presence of the cosmos in animals too. Hanuman is my favorite God. Narasimha is my village deity. But the difference with the blind-religious followers and me is that I understand this is my belief – just a harmless belief for the psychological support. I don’t impose my beliefs on others; neither do I say my belief is the ONLY truth. And most certainly I am not ready to die or kill for my beliefs. The bottom-line: Belief has nothing to do with truth.
The problems starts when a section of people (with harmful beliefs) threaten others saying that: “My God created you, so you should follow my God, otherwise I will kill you.” Or “If you don’t believe in My God, you will be sent to hell after death.” For a peaceful co-existence, let’s keep our beliefs personal and follow science and dharma.
Tailpiece: Man and God met somewhere; Both exclaimed, “My Creator”
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