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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Question of the Day #68: God in your image

Describe the God that you would like to have, and why.

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At 2/24/2007 11:29 AM, Blogger Sr.Jesus declaimed...

I love the Christian-Judeo God, the same way one relishes an evil and depraved character in a book.

At 2/24/2007 1:20 PM, Blogger No declaimed...

How about God as a scientist in another universe who created our universe as a software simulation running on a supercomputer in that other universe? That God could design our laws of physics, start with a big bang, let the program run for billions of (simulated) years, look forward and backward through the recorded results of the simulation, freeze it at any time and examine the state of any variables including the contents of any creature's mind, and even tweak things "supernaturally" if the God so desired. The supercomputer necessary to run that simulation would seem unimaginably fast and complex from the perspective of our universe, but it might be a trivial thing in a higher order universe.

At 2/24/2007 2:36 PM, Blogger Alison declaimed...

I have absolutely no idea what you mean.

At 2/25/2007 9:27 AM, Blogger Zachary Moore declaimed...

The concept of a deity is unnecessary for my enjoyment of life, but I will say that the Christian concept of an all-knowing deity who keeps certain knowledge from people is extremely dissatisfying. If there had to be one, I would prefer it to be limited, in both power and knowledge, so that at the very least I could identify and empathize with it.

At 2/26/2007 12:18 PM, Blogger Aaron Kinney declaimed...

The God I would like to have would be one composed of spaghetti, with two meatballs and two eye stalks. He would touch us all with his noodly appendage.

The reason that I would want this God is because when we die we would go to a heaven with a beer volcano and a stripper factory.

At 2/27/2007 1:29 AM, Blogger Zhwazi declaimed...

A god that gave me anything I asked for. If god cannot be my tool or servant, I have no use for a god.

At 2/27/2007 4:42 PM, Blogger olly declaimed...

None. Why would I need something external to myself holding any sort of 'grand power' or whatever? I've got enough problems with humans on a power trip without adding something supernatural to the mix.

On the flip side, I wouldn't want a God that was in my control either, since I have no desire to own a slave.

There's no point to any concept of a God, since God-concepts always entail a consious entity (unless we are getting into some Spinozan concept of God as simply Nature/the Universe, in which case we're just renaming something we already know about).

There are plenty of things more powerful than me; I don't need to invent new ones. ;)


At 2/28/2007 4:30 AM, Blogger TastyPaper declaimed...

My personal god would be in the perpetual form of a very small insect. Every day he tries to convince humans that he is god, except he can only say so as loud as the insect can make any noise at all. He has managed to stay alive purely by chance that he is small enough to hide in the cracks and pitfalls of the society that evolves around him. He has been around long enough to know everything there is to know about everything, and yet he can not tell anyone. He is plagued by the myriad thoughts of the masses, but he is alas, unable to affect them or their lives, aside from the occational insect bite. My god is a flea, who says thee a lot and lives forever in the shadow of the one animal who might ever have a chance of believing in him...if they could only hear him.



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