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How to Prove that Your Mom is God

October 14, 2008
By Shamoyia Gardiner SILVER, Miami, Florida
Shamoyia Gardiner SILVER, Miami, Florida
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We’ve all been faced with the question at some point in our lives: Just who is God? Who’s to say that this great being is not walking amongst the world’s population as I write this? Furthermore, who is knowledgeable enough about God’s whereabouts to dispute my claim that God is, in fact, the mother of every living soul wandering our planet? No one. Thus, a joke that began as simple conversation in a Ruby Tuesdays right off of Biscayne became an actual theory: Ways to tell if Your Mother is God.

The simplest and most interesting test is also scientifically proven; Mothers give life, and they can revoke it as well. God is known as The Creator, so the title is rather fitting. Examples of this? Just try arguing with your mother. You’ll find that, by the end of the argument (with you in a flood of tears and she bearing down on you for the kill) that she will have, at one point or another, threatened your life or made some reference to giving it to you. Our personal favourite? “I was in labor with you for nineteen hours and this is the thanks you give me?” This is usually followed by unintelligible enraged shrieking that even banshees couldn’t decipher. Not enough for your skeptical audience? Try this one: refuse to do your chores. Just once. The look from her that will follow your defiance will be enough to strike fear and loyalty into your heart. That brings us to our next test.

Mothers rule by instilling fear into their followers. Namely, the children and partner living in their household. You and your audience will find that a simple look (mentioned above) is usually enough to have her bidding done. When God said “Let there be light”, the sun did not hesitate to shine. Likewise, when mom says “Let there be a clean house”, dust itself runs away in fear. As most extremely religious people know and exemplify, God does not have an enormous amount of followers because of love. Most follow God out of fear of hell or any preconceived notion of the afterlife. Mothers rule their households in much the same way. Once a rule is broken under mother’s seemingly omnipresent eyes, it is never broken again. Think about that when you consider refusing to do the dishes again.

The last point of this guide, but certainly not the only last piece of evidence for this theory, is of the warm-and-fuzzy variety. God is said to have an enormous amount of love for all of “his” creations and a never-ending supply of forgiveness. Mothers are exactly the same when it comes to their children. The lengths that mothers go to to protect and provide for their children sometimes borders on criminal (by societal standards), but is the most sound evidence we have for this (severely) whacked-up theory. If the general public fails to see that not only the relationship between emptiness-loneliness-and-cleanliness is equal to godliness, then there are perhaps people in the general population that are more whacked-up than our spur-of-the-moment theory.

Regardless of any religious views, any decent person should be able to see the similarities between our mothers and any perception we may have of what the “higher being” or “vital force” that created us is supposed to be. Our mothers are God, and we should treat them with that reverence.

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This article has 8 comments.

JeanGrey GOLD said...
on Mar. 19 2010 at 1:37 pm
JeanGrey GOLD, Mason City, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."-Oscar Wilde

Lol I am a Christian so maybe I should be offended but this was just too funny. It is just to hilarious and ridiculous to be offened by so i will say good work and clever! Keep writing...but be careful when writing about mothers and God...the mothers find out about all things eventually and God already knows all clean your room!

Navygal said...
on Dec. 29 2009 at 8:06 pm
Navygal, Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Today you are you, that is truer than true, there is no one alive that is youer than you.

I totally agree with this article. Very Good, keep writing!!

on Dec. 1 2009 at 8:20 am
ChicaHUHH?! SILVER, Frazer, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."- Winston S. Churchill

Well, first and foremost, I don't follow God for the fear of Hell , I follow him because I love him.
This theory is sadly mistaken for one of the best loves; a mother's love.
All I can give you is that it's cleverly written. The concept isn't believable.

on Dec. 1 2009 at 8:16 am
Christalina_Stuart SILVER, Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
snap to!

haha very funny, i can agree with not doing the dishes part, i try to not complain about doing them again. and she is very protective of me

on Dec. 1 2009 at 8:13 am
Silverwolf14 SILVER, Cochranville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
'Those who are dead, are not dead, they're just living in my head.'

A new way of looking up to our mothers. Great!

on Dec. 1 2009 at 8:11 am
ChicaHUHH?! SILVER, Frazer, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."- Winston S. Churchill

I don't live for God out of fear of hell , I live for him because I love him.
I don't see where you came up with this,
it's clever, yes, but the theory is anything but believable.

on Dec. 1 2009 at 8:10 am
mutekid016 GOLD, Gap, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Remember when you play like a girl used to be an insult?" Mia Hamm

Awesome! I'll make sure NOT to tell my mom of this discovery. Keep up the fabulous work!

on Dec. 1 2009 at 8:05 am
Sarabi_The_Great BRONZE, Atglen, Pennsylvania
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Amazingly well written and really creative and clever! I will never think of parenting the same way again! :p