I was thinking earlier, about religion and God. In the Bible, it says that man was created in his image. This would explain our love to create and rule the world around us. But what if it is also plays a part in phsycological denial of God. I was talking earlier about how we all have a need for myster and intrigue, or else our world would be boring and bland.
This is a big WHAT IF, but just what if, part of humanities denial of God or a creator, has something to do with what we think of ourselves? We always think of God as being an all inclusive omnipresent being, but how would it affect our emotional state of relative stability if he wasn’t, what if he was like one of us. I’m not saying he isn’t as powerful as we believer believe, I’m just thinkining about the pesemistic side that lies in every single one of us.
I think this could all come back to the mystery and potential that lies in each and every person. We are capable of so much, but in the end, it is up to us to decide where we go with this civilization. Whether we are going to stay here and fight and kill, or advance and explore, push our potential to it’s max and see what we can achieve.
Wouldn’t it be a kicker if God had the same faults and such as us? The Greeks might have had the right idea, their version of the Gods held that they had awesome powers but were just as prone to screwing up as mere mortals.
That would go a long way to explaining giraffes and platapus.
Ztonzy, issues such as these have been around for thousands of years, they have dictacted wars, and been the basis of millions of peoples lives. In topics such as these, the mysteries that make us who we are, and may even hold the reasons to why were here, exsits. I think that a subject such as this is far from just being crap.
The topic of “Playing God” has long reaching implications, from merely creating 3D image to cloning and genetic engineering, which will probably affect us all one day. To create is something that everyone has a desire for, whether you create a cake for a birthday or a bomb for a war, it is part of us. By striving to understand a topic such as this, you are striving to better understand your self.
Exactly the reason why its so worn out and boring, its the same neverending stream of people who like being philosophical and try to come with clever answers to everything. Besserwissers we tend to call them.
God is a concept to keep people in control. That’s how I see it.
You get people asking what came first, the chicken or the egg – just answer that an imaginary creature in the sky waved his hand.
You get people asking lots of questions and an easy answer is to blaim/praise an imaginary creature in the sky waving his hand.
Interesting though that everytime a religious person exercising som kind of sport wins, he praises god, or such – “I owe all this to my main man Jesus”. But you never hear: “Jesus made me drop the ball”, or, “God broke my leg so I couldn’t score”. How come?
Ultimatly, you got lots of people with different answers to everything, wether it be god, the moon or chocolate chip cookies. Of course, everyone has the right to have their own set of answers, just as I’m entitled to mine. But its not understanding and respecting others answers (or questions for that matter) that leads us to wars and disputes. And from my point of view, religious people are the ones having the biggest problems understanding/respecting others views. I say again, from my point of view.
I bet I’ll cause a bunch of people come blaming me for being wrong and what not. Hey, please do, but I’m no more wrong than you are.
On a sidenote: I think questions are more fun than answers, as answers are definitive, whilst questions are not. I’d much rather be pondering if big bang could have happened than accepting that an imaginary creature in the sky waved his hand for instance.
Wow! I just love it when Macke whips out simple truth and logic! The man is onto something…
And regarding Macke’s sidenote… I’ll agree wholeheartedly… It reminds me of a statement the late great Gene Roddenberry once told a narrow-minded colleague… “There are things I know to be fact, there are things i know not be to fact… but in between there is a vast range of things I wonder about… and that is what makes life worth living.”
that’s what my ex used to call me, but i had much worse names for her
such are the joys of multicultural relationships.
still, i haven’t yet found a nation with nicer women than good old sverige.
god bless scandinavia