The Greatest Show on Earth

Adjust Your Sails
27 min readOct 30, 2023

Life is a simulation. This huge giant experiment that has gone wrong many times throughout its history. I want to break down where I believe we are at this time in history, and hope you’ll join me for a journey into the matrix of life I am currently choosing to express and play within.

My stance is that the Hebrews denied the idea that man is mortal, which was derived from the lower Mesopotamian city dwellers. The Hebrews wanted to be immortal like the gods, so they transformed and recasted earlier gods with a series of twists and concepts to make the myths their own. And this ultimately leads us to Yawheh, the Christian God.

We now know that the motifs associated with Adapa, and the myth of the South Wind, as well as Enkidu, from the epic of Gilgamesh, have been recast in this idea of the bible’s Genesis of Adam. As far back as 1899 professor Morris Jastrow Jr, from the University of PA, realized that Eden’s two trees were actually a twist on the “bread of death” and “bread of life” that appeared in the earlier Adapa and South Wind myth.

What we know is the story of creation, according to all creation myths or stories, is that the creators did not want humankind to have access to information, or to immortal life. The greatest knowledge they ever kept from you is the fact that you already have immortal life.

The tower of Babel and the Great Flood both come from earlier variations. In one version we have the water of life instead of the fruit of the tree of knowledge. In one version there is fear of Ea that Adapa could attain immortality, and in the other Yahweh fears Adam eating from the tree, and thus living forever. Or we would learn that we do.

The city dwellers in Sumer told us we are victims of the unrighteous gods, and the Hebrews later shifted the narrative. They told us we are the unrighteous, rebellious, sinful beings, and there is one God, who is blameless in all things. The blame was shifted from creator to creation.

In both cases there was agreement that we are sinners. However, the reasons differ from one story to its later, evolved version. Like a game of telephone, the story changes with time and culture. But what remains the same is the prince of darkness and being saved by the prince of peace.



Adjust Your Sails

You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors. ― Andrew Boyd