Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Vibe of the Creation

Everything has to start somewhere and this is the basic vibe of the Creation. The Creation is a simple story of how, over a busy seven day period, God makes something out of nothing. A complete rabbit out of the hat vibe. Before the show begins, there is an infinite expanse of what can only really be called ‘vibe’.

God’s creation checklist runs in this order: the universe, Planet Earth, light, sea and sky, dry land, vegetation, day and night, the sun, moon and stars, fish and birds, animals  and, finally, people. The vibe is a positive one – God is pleased with everything he has made, life on Earth gets the green light and God takes a well deserved day off.

General vibe of the Creation: Made by God.

Factvibe: The vibe ‘Go forth and multiply’ comes from the Creation story.

The vibe of clothing in the Garden of Eden

The Vibe of God

God is the father and mother of all vibes. He is Deus vibus. A lot has been written about him in history but it’s actually pretty simple. God is there before anything existed. Out of the great nothingness, he creates space, time, the planets, us and pretty much everything else. God loves people and gets angry when they either don’t love him back or hurt others.

As the Old Testament gets underway, he uses prophets to tell people what his plans are and to keep the place running smoothly. When the people don’t listen, they are punished by being dragged off kicking and screaming by enemy armies. God encourages people to offer sacrifices to him and in return he will forgive all the bad things they have done. God promises to send someone to rescue his people and to everyone’s amazement sends his son who becomes God’s divine representative on Earth where he explains to everyone how God wants them to live. Unbelievably, God allows his son to be killed – a once and for all sacrifice that cleans up the mess of our past. After this has happened, God’s spirit stays behind on Earth to carry on the work.

The vibe of God is love. If we love the people around us and treat them with respect and kindness, God is in that love. If we are sorry for the bad things we do, God forgives us. However, there is always a flipside and if we decide to stick two fingers up to God, things will be less pleasant. God made us, he knows how he wants us to live and the general gist of the Bible is that it’s good to sing along to that vibe.

General vibe of God: Love

Factvibe: Despite numerous paintings depicting him as such, there is no evidence that God is an old man with a white beard.

The vibe before the Creation

The Vibe of Genesis

Genesis has got a pretty positive, get things done vibe. It’s all about stuff being made and new things being kick started. At the whim of God and his divine toolbox, the world, the animals and people all make their debut in Genesis. Still, it’s not all rosy. The first couple, Adam and Eve mess up and the vibe gets progressively worse until God steps in with a giant flood which wipes out pretty much everyone.

God then sets about filling the world with more people and making sure good things happen to the good and bad things happen to the bad. This in itself is a pretty much the general vibe of the rest of the Old Testament. The ubervibe in fact. Genesis is a pretty meaty book and has many subvibes, each with their own particular flavour. The stories of NoahAbrahamSodom and GomorrahJoseph and his technicolour dream coat are all contained in the ‘are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin’ vibe of Genesis.

General vibe of Genesis: In the beginning…

Factvibe: Hardcore creationists believe the world was created in 4004BC. Fossil evidence suggests otherwise.

Animals, one of the many vibes to appear in Genesis

The History Vibes

The Bible may not jog along chronologically like an airport thriller but at least it can be divided into five easy vibes. The first of these, for the sake of argument, I have called the history vibes, as they generally deal with the history of the world, how it was made and the memorable things that the first people did. And so my friends, to the vibe of Genesis.

Keeping it Simple

Let’s imagine, for the sake of argument, the Bible could be split up into five managable pieces, each piece with it’s own unique vibe. Well, for the sake of convenience, this is what we have done with the Vible. Voilà les vibes!

The History Vibes
The Poetry Vibes
The Prophecy Vibes
The Gospel Vibes
The Letter Vibes

And for a very general overview of the whole vibe, I’ve split the Bible into two vibes. (Note to readers, I wasn’t the first person to do this)

The Old Testament
The New Testament

Introducing the Vible

It’s a big book, the Bible. You’d have to have a lot of time to read it. Hats off to those who make the effort, but for the rest of us it’s a dusty old tome that sits unread on a shelf (or in a bedside cabinet in a hotel room). But what if the stories inside the Bible were really good? How would we know? Shouldn’t someone maybe condense them? Take out the hard stuff and keep in the juice? Surely there’s room for such a Bible as this? A Bible that conveys the spirit of the stories without using all the long words? Just, well, the vibe of it? Has no one thought of doing such a thing? No? OK then, here it is – the Vible, vibe of the Bible.

Now, just to manage expectations, this is not the whole Vible, this is just the vibe of the Vible – the magnum opus that is the Vible resides at http://www.thevible.org. No friends, this blog is just a collection small vibes that escape daily from the Vible mothership and shoot through the vortex of the worldwide web to your interface of choice.

Enjoy the vibes!