A Funny Story With Elements of Truth

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There was a space time distortion that happened after the prime precept of God creating the universe. In the space time continuum, it happened after John 1:1 and Genesis 1:1 and before Genesis 1:3. The following story was first published in Missing Links – Chapter V – (first part – A Myth Found) in 2008:

A Myth Found and The Reality Lost

It was suggested in chapters II and III that there might be a Biblical explanation for the mythical Lost City of Atlantis. Plato wrote the oldest and fullest account of the rise and fall of the great island city – continent. He beautifully described its layout and compared the city’s gardens to that of Eden’s. [Plato must have known about the book of Genesis.] The golden laden temples with its brilliant and illuminate copper finished walls, precious stones, and marbled floors would have been a beautiful sight to behold. He wrote of many kings and princes that ruled throughout the glorious era of Atlantis.

Their first king was to have been Atlas, son of Poseidon (Greek god of the sea). The illustration of the temple in the Time Life Book, MysticPlaces, shows a chariot with Poseidon holding his three-pronged trident in his left hand and the reins of six horses with wings in his right. All were to have been made of pure gold.

The people of Atlantis and their surrounding neighbors, the ancient Athenians to the east, and the legendary Mayans to the west, were a peaceful people sharing a world of peace and prosperity. It was the Utopia that man dreams of today. The Atlanteans were supposedly the more technologically advanced, but the Athenians and Mayans were also culturally and technologically endowed. The three superpowers shared in much of their knowledge. [Does this sound like China, Russia, and the United States?]

The Atlanteans were thought to have had flying machines, and a mysterious energy source made from a glowing rock. On April 12, 1939 Edgar Cayce, known as the sleeping prophet, reportedly went into a trance like state. While in one, he is recorded to have said, “In Atlantis, when there was the breaking up of the land, came to what was called the Mayan land or what is now Yucatan – entity was the first to cross the water in the plane or air machine of that period.” The aircraft and nuclear technology we have today sounds very much like that era, except there is no peace on earth and the sharing of technology is usually through bribery or theft.

Plato also describes how the Atlanteans became puffed-up in the pride of their wealth and prosperity. They had become greedy and lusted after more power, wealth, and pleasure in various vices. They became arrogant, and then began oppressing and enslaving their neighbors. They went to war with the Athenians in conquest of more wealth and dominance. They also attacked the Mayans and became their oppressors. There was basically world war on the planet, then one day Zeus, who was the king of the gods delivered a blow of his own. A great earthquake caused the entire continent of Atlantis and all its inhabitants to be swallowed up by the sea.

The ancient Mayan legends also state that their civilization and The Land of Mu disappeared into the bowels of the earth. Zeus was only to have spared the Athenians, who were supposedly his favorite people. Since Plato was a Greek from Athens, and Zeus was the King of the Gods in Greek mythology, it is clearly obvious why he selected the Athenians as the only survivors on the earth. (Source: Time Life Book – Mystic Places)

If we were to take out all the Greek mythological bias of the story, could there be a Biblical version told? There is a story in the Bible that could be a mirror image of this greatest of myths, but the outcome is not quite the same. We now know there are billions of years of time between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2. The creation week beginning at Gen. 1:3 is a recreation of the earth that was completely and totally destroyed. Could the story of The Lost City of Atlantis be a part of the missing time in creation between Gen. 1:1 and 1:2 and the missing link in evolution by intelligent design?

Most professing Christians today claim The Holy Bible as being The Book of Truth. That is absolutely and positively true, and more so than most people think. We will not have to change the name of the guilty party in order to tell the Atlantis story from a Biblical perspective. God did that! Scripture will not be quoted throughout the story. For a close approximation of the time sequence of events, read the following scriptures: John 1:1-5; Heb. 1:3-5; Col. 1:15-17; Gen. 1:1; Job 38:6-7, 31-33, 37-38; Ezek. 28:12-19; Rev. 12:7-9; Ezek. 26:19-21; Is. 14:12-17; Luke. 10:18; Jude 6; Gen. 1:2; Is. 45:18.

Since no man really knows God’s Holy Name, my Lord has given me permission to substitute different English names for the Godhead (Logos and Theos) in the spirit of humor. God does have a unique since of humor, although some people might not think so. God is not boring! I dedicate this story to Larry the Cable Guy, and the rest of the Blue-Collar Tour gang. I hope they get a chance to read it. [Larry, ease up on them thar little Pigmies. They never got to the fifth grade, can’t read signs, and never tasted tatter salad.]

So, gather around the camp fire, kick off your shoes, fire one up, pop a top if you choose, for I’m about to tell you a little story about how man once was, then suddenly man was not, yet man now is, but not from the man that once was.

The Story of the Billy Creators Inc.

In the beginning was Billy Joe, and Billy Joe was with Billy Bob, and Billy Joe was a Billy. Now Billy Bob was the daddy, and Billy Joe was the son, and they were liv’in together in the Big House called Atomonos Nucolos. They lived in the Big House with all the other little billies Billy Bob and Billy Joe made to help out with Billy Bob’s and Billie Joe’s Grand Plan of the Universe. Billy Joe was in complete agreement with the plan, and even volunteered to step up to the plate in the event anything went wrong. All the other little billies liked and agreed with the plan. There was one special itty-bitty little billie that became the smartest, prettiest, and brightest of all them thar other little billies. Billy Bob and Billy Joe decided to call him Lucifer Luke because he was the bright and morning star.

Now, Billy Joe would have liked to have had first crack at the Grand Plan, but Billy Bob had to test Lucifer Luke’s loyalty to the family business because he was elevated to number three in the family chain of command. Billy Bob was a real smart and wise daddy, and he wanted to teach his only begotten first-born and all the other little billies about that thing called freedom of choice, along with patience, humility, and submission. Billy Bob desired to let Billy Joe take over the family business some day, and they had a Plan B just in case Lucifer Luke screwed up Plan A. The first part of the plan was to do some real serious landscaping all around the Big House. Noth’in was in it. It was a big old empty dark abyss full of noth’in.

Now, Billy Bob and Billy Joe were in total agreement about the family business. Lucifer Luke was too, and real sure of himself. All them thar other little billies were ready to be set free and do some serious galactic landscaping in that big old dark empty abyss.

Now, Lucifer Luke stayed outside and was a running in circles around the Big House, because he was a guarding and protecting Atomonos Nucolos from all them thar spooks in the darkness of the great abyss. There was really noth’in out there. Old Lucifer Luke had a wee bit of what some like to call a dark imagination. He also had a big old firecracker attached to his necklace, and he was always a bit curious about what that dadburn thing was for.

Billy Joe yelled out to Lucifer Luke, “Put that firecracker in the hatch hole and fire her up!” So, Lucifer Luke put the firecracker in the hatch hole, snapped his finger, because he had a bic lighter for one of his fingers, then lite that big old firecracker and ran around back of the Big House yelling, “Yawl stand clear, she’s about to blow!”

 Billy Bob and Billy Joe were kicked back on the Big Couch on the top floor of the Big House, and all them thar other little billies were lined up like the Carolina Panther’s defensive line ready for a quarterback sack attack, then KABANG!!!!!!!!!!!!

That hatch was blown to smithereens. Then, all them thar little billies came a rushing out, and they were a hollering and a singing for joy. I tell you what, that was the happiest bunch of little billies I ever did see, and you know what they was a singing? They were a singing, “Free at last, free at last, thank Billy Almighty, free at last.”

Now, there was noth’in in that big old dark abyss, yeah, absolutely noth’in, and you know why? That’s all it was good for, absolutely noth’in. Billy Bob and Billy Joe knew that because that was what the big plan was all about. They wanted to let all them thar little billies go free in that big old dark abyss to distribute that stuff called matter, and plant their little billie star candles to shine their little billie bright lights so that some…day___ over the rain-bow… a whole bunch of organic little man billies can say: Look at that big beautiful heaven Billy Bob and Billy Joe made for us.

When all the excitement was over and all them thar little billies had finished planting their little star candles in space, they rode their little star horses back to the Big House and gathered in front of the Big Couch for a big meeting with their daddy. Then Lucifer Luke approached Billy Bob to get his work assignment.

Billy Bob said, “Lucifer Luke, I want you to take a third of them thar little billies with all this biology and science knowledge I’m a giv’in you and get on down to that star of yours. I want you to start bringing about some organic life on that third dust ball from your star. Now, when you get some little man critters looking a bit like us, you yourself become like them for a spell, and tell them about me and Billy Joe. Tell them little man critters that they can become billies too, and tell them about eternal life and the Great Universal Plan. Tell them that the Billy Boys made everything that they are made of, and then you can have credit for putting them together and be their king, that is if you are willing to give yourself for them. Be sure to remember that on the seventh galactic day of the galactic week to take a rest from all your work, and come on up here, and we’ll watch the football game. I got all them thar other little billies divided up into little billie teams, and they’ll be playing a schedule the remainder of the week so that they can praise me with the big game on the Sabbath Day.”

Now, Lucifer Luke was real excited about this job of his, and he went to work right away. He had a third of all them thar little billies with all kinds of skills to work for him while he was a thinking about doing that intelligent selectivity nature thing with all his know how, but he wasn’t quite sure about that little man critter thing.

Anyhow, this was about the middle of the second galactic day, because the first one was a special jubilee holiday that they spent a shouting for joy and a singing praises to the Billy boys. It was their birthday party called FirstFruits, and I tell you what, it was a Big Bang of a party. Anyway, it took about half a galactic day to get all their assignments, and instructions, and commandments to work by. Billy Bob also explained what it meant to PACE one’s self with the prime responsibility of those things we call the freedom of press, association, choice, and expression.

Now, a galactic day on Billy Bob’s watch was like a billion years of time to us, and Lucifer Luke had only 4.5 galactic days until the big game. Lucifer Luke worked real hard evolving all kinds of critters using his gamma powers to write and rewrite DNA instructions. Then there was one morning he ended up with a bunch of big old dinosaurs and saw that wasn’t gonna work out gett’in that thar little man critter thing a going. So, he grabbed one of them thar big old asteroids from the asteroid belt, and then sent it a sailing into the earth. It killed off all them thar big old dinosaurs, and you know what? That’s what them thar scientist fellers call total extinction. There was a couple of other times too that he had to back up, rethink his science, and start over again. That’s what them thar scientist fellers like to call near extinction. Anyhow, when he finally got them thar ape critters a going, he knew he was a gett’in real close to that thar little man critter thing Billy Bob and Billy Joe was a talking about.

About two thirds of the way through the sixth galactic day, Lucifer Luke had got some of them thar ape critters a standing up, walking on two feet, and later – learning all kinds of things, and you know what? They even learned how to make fire without a match or any kind of a lighter. All they had to do was grab hold of a rock and beat the fire right out of another rock. It’s true! Them thar scientist fellers said so. And if it ain’t true, neither is this story. And you know what that would make it and them thar scientist fellers’? Tall tale tellers!

A little later, Lucifer Luke had them thar man critters a walking, and a talking, and a looking a whole bit like me and you, and a whole lot of smarts too. Then he got the best of them divided up into three groups. One group was the Mayans who lived on the west continent, and the Athenians lived on the east continent. The third group he called Atlanteans, and they lived on the middle continent called Atlantis, and he liked them the best. They had a big beautiful city by the same name, and they had flying machines and everything.

Now, them thar little man critters only lived a short time like you and me. In galactic time their life span was quicker than the blink of an eye, and that made Old Lucifer Luke upset. He wanted them thar little man critters to live a long time like him and his little billie brothers. So, he went to ask Billy Bob how he could do that because that was the only thing that he couldn’t do. He couldn’t make them immortal and get them thar little man critters to become little man billies. You see, Old Lucifer Luke had done and forgot what his daddy told him from the very get-go about that thar little man critter thing and how he could get them to become little man billies.

So Old Lucifer Luke got into his big old golden horse buggy pulled by six big old horses, and you know what? Them thar horses had wings, and they could fly! He also had a big old three-pronged pitchfork he always carried in his left hand, and you know what? Today, he still uses that dad-burn thing to poke Billy Joe’s little man critters around and trying to make them mean and evil like him, but Billy Joe gonna bust his butt for good one day real soon. Anyhow, the late afternoon of the sixth galactic day he asked his daddy how he could give his little man critters immortal life. Then Billy Bob told him, “Son, first you got to tell them about me, that I’m really their daddy. Didn’t me and Billy Joe create all the stuff you made them from, and give you all the know how to make and elevate them?

Then Old Luke said, “But daddy, I made them, let me have more power, so I can make them immortal, then – then – then, I promise I will tell them the truth about you and Billy Joe.”

Then Billy Bob said, “Not so son! I gave you everything to make them; therefore, they are mine. You knew that from the get-go. First, you must become like them! Then tell them about me and Billy Joe, and to give us the glory for their being, and then die their death. After that, I will raise you and them up. Then, you can be Lord over them, and build more worlds for Billy Joe. Now go, do this quickly because the Sabbath will be here soon. Don’t worry, all things are under my control. Don’t forget the big game. Looks like it might be the Aquila Eagles vs. the Delphinus Dolphins. Go on now, honor your father!”

Now, Lucifer Luke was a bit angry about all that, so he turned his back on Billy Bob and Billy Joe, and then went on back to that third rock from the sun. He was a gripping and a grumbling the whole way. There were only a few hours of galactic time left before the Sabbath, but there was plenty of earth time for Old Luke to do what he needed to do. Old Luke was a gett’in angrier by the microsecond, and the more he thought about what he had to do, the angrier he got. He became so jealous, that all he wanted was that power all for himself, but he didn’t want to give himself for his little man critters.

All the time that he was boiling in anger, jealousy, and lust for that power, all them thar little man critters were picking up on that same kind of thoughts. You see, Old Luke had radio wave power, and all his thoughts were being received by them thar little man critters. Then, they began to a gett’in the same kind of thoughts, and they began a lust’in for more power. They started a lie’in, and a cheat’in, and a steal’in, and a kill’in, and all other kinds of evil and wicked things. Everything that Old Lucifer Luke was a thinking about, them thar little man critters got to thinking and doing the very same thing.

Old Luke got all his little billie brothers together and began to plot against their daddy. He conned them into thinking that they could go up to the Big House, knock Billy Bob and Billy Joe off their Big Couch, and search under the cushions to find that power he coveted. Yeah, he got evil headed about the whole thing and told his little billie brothers, “I’m not gonna become like these dirty little man critters that I evolved from pooh! I’m gonna get that thar power for myself! Me, as beautiful as I am, set all my beauty aside, even for a little bit, just to offer them immortality and to be like me! Daddy’s crazy if he thinks I’m gonna do that! He can take his Sabbath, and his big game, and he can shove it! When that big game starts, we’ll charge right on up there when they ain’t thinking we’re a com’in, and we’ll take over the Big House, then I will sit on the Big Couch!

Now, Old Lucifer Luke had done and lost it now. What he forgot was that Billy Bob and Billy Joe could see and hear everything in the whole universe, and that they had x-ray vision, and Billy Bob could see right through his wicked old heart. Billy Bob and Billy Joe didn’t make Old Luke that way. He got that way by his own choosing. You see, he tripped and got out of PACE with the prime directive.

Billy Bob asked Billy Joe, “Do you see all the pride, selfishness, jealousy, lust, and greed in Old Luke’s heart?”

Billy Joe replied, “Yes Father. You know that I would have became like them thar little man critters and done as you asked.”

Billy Bob said, “Yes, I know son. We discussed that possible situation from the very get-go. Next time around, you know that you might have to do that very thing. We got to ready ourselves now, for that evil old DOG thinks he’s gonna come up here and knock us off our throne and be the GOD, but he’s just a fool’in himself.”

Now, Billy Bob and Billy Joe knew what was about to go down, so they canceled the big game, and you know what? That game hasn’t been played to this very day, but it was rescheduled, and it will be played. Billy Joe got Big Mike the Archbillie to muster up all them thar other little billies. Half stood by the gate of the Big House by Billy Joe, and the other was Big Mike’s army, but they got behind the big house. You see, Billy Bob is a fair daddy, and he wanted the odds to be even. Billy Bob just sat on the Big Couch and waited.

Then, Old Lucifer Luke and all his little billies went a charg’in toward the Big House. Then, Big Mike came from around back with his army of little billies. They began to butt heads, rip and rare, knocking each other down, and just a hurting each other real bad. You know, some of them thar little billies even broke their little horns, and that’s what them thar scientist fellers like to call dwarf billies. I tell you what, that show down was a whole lot worser than the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s. It was tee-total Galactic War.

When all the ruckus was over, Big Mike went up to the gate of the Big House and told Billy Joe that Old Lucifer Luke and all his rebellious little billies had had the shine whipped right out of them, and are now called dark stars. Billy Joe went inside and asked his daddy what to do. Billy Bob said, “Son, I’ll handle this one myself!”

So, Billy Bob went out in the front yard where Old Lucifer Luke was and looked around at all the chaos that the S.O.B. (Son of Billy) had just caused, and with a little tear in his eye, he just shook his head in disappointment. It must have broken Billy Bob’s big old heart to see his beautiful little billie get that way. Now, all the good little billies stood way back. Billy Joe stood in the gate of the Big House just a watching to see what his daddy would do next.

Billy Bob grabbed Old Lucifer Luke by the head with both his big old hands, looked Old Lucifer Luke right in the eye, and sang him a song, and it went a little something like this: You SOB, I’m number one from beginning to the end – you’ve messed up my universe by bringing in that thing called sin – now don’t you think I understand this little critter that’s called man – for it was my will from the very start of the Great Universal Plan. – Now I’m changing your name you old dragon and Satan it shall be – I’ll cast your rebellious butt back to the earth and cover you with the sea. [Remember the Charlie Daniels tune and fiddle playing? Sing it again!]

Now when Billy Bob finished singing his song, he swung that old dragon around and around and around. All that swinging around made his tail real long, and it scooped up all them thar rebellious little demon billies right up off the front yard of the Big House. Then when Billy Bob let him go, it cast Satan’s evil butt along with all them thar little demon billies right back to the earth.

Now, all that evil thinking that them thar little man critters tuned in to had caused them to kill each other off by global war’in – right down to the last one. He was so lonely and soar that, well, he just conceded to the supreme consequence of the inconvenient truth. All that evil thinking of Satan got into their brains. They just went totally nuts, and you know what? Lucifer Luke never did let his poor little man critters ever know who their real daddy was. When that old dragon crashed into the earth, it came to a tee-total ruin. It wasn’t worth a hill of beans. Noth’in was left alive. Absolutely noth’in!

Now, all them thar good little billies in heaven were real sad about all the ruin and chaos that Satan had caused. They were all a crying and broken hearted about the whole thing, then Billy Bob said, “Cheer up little billies! I have a backup plan!” So, they began to wipe their little billie tears from their little billie eyes, and later, a little billie smile began to glow up on their little billie faces. They were all just a standing around to see what would happen next.

Then Billy Bob headed for the Big House and called out to Billy Joe, “Go fetch the Book marked Plan B.” Then, Billy Bob and Billy Joe kicked back on the Big Couch, and all the other good little billies rested and slept for the remainder of that first galactic Sabbath day.

[To be continued!]

Most everybody left before the story was finished, but there were four good old fellers still left. They were blue-collar types like myself, that liked sitting around a campfire while having an ice cold one, and just telling stories about life and all kinds of things.

The chubby feller in a sleeveless red flannel shirt asked, “What was Plan B”?

Then the red headed feller spoke up and said, “I bet Plan B is the Bible, and everything that’s in it.”

Then the slim feller asked the red headed feller, “How do you know that? What was the sign?”

Then the feller holding a glass of bourbon spoke up, and said, “Cause he’s soooooo much smarter than a fifth grader, and he can actually count to seven.”

Then I said, “Plan B is the Bible, and to pick up where the story left off, just start at Genesis 1:3. Seven is your sign.”

Then the feller in the red flannel shirt stood up, through his shoulders back, and with a great big smile said, “GET-R-DONE!”

LOLGB+

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