In Israel "akhbar" is, like so many other Arabic words, actually used as part of
the local slang. The word means great, but in the local usage it is more like:
awesome! incredible! and other superlatives. I have learned since then, that the
Muslims apply that epithet to Allah, which is, as everyone probably knows by
now, what they call God. I have heard similar descriptions of God from Jews,
Christians, Hindus and others. Everyone knows that God is the greatest, the mostest, the supremest;
He is omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, and so on, and so on. He works in
mysterious ways, He is inscrutable, inimitable, immutable, infinite - He is God!!!
So, then it stands to reason that God also has infinite love, infinite patience,
infinite humility, infinite understanding: He is everywhere, He is everything,
He is all things and unlike the popular misconception that God is genderless,
the reality is that God is all genders. And She is worthy of our love, our
trust, our faith, our lives, our souls, etc. Now, know ye all that I am and have
always been, (since I converted from atheism,) an agnostic, but I would most
certainly agree, that if there were a God, He/She/It would certainly be Omni-everything.
Therefore, it is extremely baffling to me that so many people, do not have a
problem with the fact that someone as moronic as lets say, G. W. Bush knows the
ways and the word of God, and he can change the laws of the land to reflect that
knowledge of his. Doesn't anyone actually know that God is a lot more Akhbar
than any human can ever encompass? How can all these puny little idiots claim
that they are the only ones who understand the word of God? And how can so many
millions of us be so easily swayed by the charms and glib words of a Khomeini, a
Swaggart, a Bakker, a Dollar or a Jay? How many self styled Guru's need to buy
fleets of Rolls Royce automobiles with our hard earned cash before we understand?
What kind of University does a Satmar Rabbi graduate from in order to become
the leader of a powerful Jewish orthodox faction? What makes him so much smarter
than your average New York subway bible thumper? How many of you out there
actually believe that an illiterate moron who can barely read, can actually
point out to you something that you might have missed in your 200 or 300
re-readings of the Bible?
So here's a word to all the Rabbis, Gurus, Pundits, Ayatollahs, Popes,
Reverends, Ministers, and all other kinds of holier-than-thou riff-raff: Allah
is indeed akhbar; She is so akhbar that none of you have the brain capacity to
actually envelope the magnitude of that concept. To all of you who say God is
Great, I would like to say: She is indeed and a lot greater than you can
imagine. And when you all come to me and try to explain, cajole, threaten and
bribe, let me just say this: I can look inside a flower and see much more God
than any of you can ever conjure with your pitiful efforts.