Genesis 1:26: 'Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”’
It is time that we find some courage, face some simple truths, and pull back the curtain on the certainty of human dominion. Perhaps 1700 years ago, God's message was transcribed by fallible humans who, just like us, were under the dangerous influence of confirmation bias and limited perspective. Somehow we continue to overlook the fact that the same transcribers of God’s message also relied upon geocentricism to validate their conclusions about our place in the universe.
By citing Genesis 1:26 in my book, I do not challenge the voice of God. Instead, I use the passage to reveal just one of the many twisted ways that we have been conditioned to misinterpret the voice of God.
There is a huge difference. We have learned to believe our own twisters - misrepresentations of truths - in order to control the way we think the world 'should be.' In our dizzied delusion of high pressure spin, we have distorted the precious gift of dominion that we had once been granted over our own senses.