Blogging While Brown Changemakers: “God Is Change” – The Meaning Behind Futuristically Ancient

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Aker: Futuristically Ancient

The quotation above is from Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower . Here is a portion of the chant of the religion Earthseed in the novel:

Why is the universe?
To shape God.
Why is God?
To shape the universe.

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God is Change.
God is Infinite,
Irresistible,
Inexorable,
Indifferent.
God is Trickster,
Teacher,
Chaos,
Clay—
God is Change.
Beware:
God exists to shape
And to be shaped.

God is an ancient and universal concept for humans, but depicting God as change, Butler gave a futuristic, innovative face to God. God is old, but has the ability to mutate and adapt depending on the given circumstance, time and space. Recently, I sat down to think about the meaning of my blog name for myself. I had taken the name based on a blurb for a poet whose work I appreciate, Aja Monet. But as I thought about it I came…

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