If you were God, what would you do differently?
Assuming an omniscient and omnipotent creator:
Would you make your existence obvious? Would you eliminate suffering?
What reasons could there be for God not doing these things?
I don’t intend for this to be a debate on the existence of God. I personally accept the idea of a God, but I understand and respect the opinions of thinking individuals who do not.
I’d set it up so humans evolved with knees that bent backwards instead of forward, just to see what would replace chairs.
i don’t think i would do much differently. i mean life itself is pretty brilliant, most of the horrible things in this world are a result of our actions. so IF there was a god, i’d say he/she/it did a pretty good job.
With my perception of the 1 infinite creator I wouldn’t do anything. I’d let you, humanity, and all things living in this universe exist and that’s it. Grow to be creative to fix yourselves.
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I would eliminate the mystery of my being so people would stop debating about my existence. I would also help out scientist with the existence of other life forms in the universe, so people wouldnt be so touchy about the existence. I would reform government, or just eliminate it and make just a system of court for justice. And I would take everyones trash to the universal dumpster off of planet earth lolol
If you had the option to create another earth (same melting pot that would eventually lead to human existence) where things would turn out similar, but not the same, would you?
|Starry Eyed BLiND.|
I think other earths are in the same boat as we are right now anyways. Everything has a reaction, so everyones actions has a domino effect with someone else. I would make another earth, because the humans, or animals that inhabit the earth make their own fate. Maybe they would do it better than we are. The people with no hope for the human race, have no hope for themselves. They contribute to the negative energy on the earth. Why would you lose hope if we’re still alive. You know?
I could not even entertain the idea that I could do a better job, I have no idea what that job entails, I don’t know the end game or the best way to get there and if I did I’d presume I’d do exactly how it has been done.
Wars would be epic dance offs between world leaders
Let me tell you another story, and this you will not find in the Bible.
@cristinelizabeth, I’m glad I heard this perspective.
While I do believe that there is more good in the world and in human nature than bad, I think bad is somewhat more powerful in it’s effects. For example, I’ve read for a healthy relationship the ratio of good-to-bad interactions should to be at least 5-to-1. If it’s not, people tend to seperate.
Another example could be with money. Say there are two people with a yearly salary of $50,000 USD. $40,000 is taken from one of their yearly salaries and given to the other so that one makes only $10,000 and the other makes $90,000. The benefits of the extra money the richer person has would not outweigh the poverty of the other.
Any thoughts on why (or if) bad tends to outweigh good?
The problem here is that we like to imagine God like we are. We imagine a holy, enlightened being that is full of love. Now this enlightened being FIGHTS (e.g. with Satan) and has severe ego problems so that he/she/it needs WORSHIP FROM US to feel good ? I’m not trying to attack believers, I just want to show how inconsistent our picture of god is.
It is like a King and all of his subjects love him because if they don’t he will have them put to death, the King deciding to abolish the death penalty just to see who will choose to keep loving him and who will choose to hate him. (But of course I don’t think it is that cut and dry, that God is that petty)
If I were god, i’ll take a good lengthy nap for sure.
@christian92, Everything I said is a metaphor, God is a metaphysical belief so everything you say about it is naturally a metaphor.
@trek79, I know that there are many metaphors in the bible(and you know, too), but many (other) people don’t recognize them (That’s why I said what I said above). What makes it even harder is that sometimes the story has only a metaphorical meaning and sometimes it’s meant literally. But I also think that some people messed around with the bible over time, and added or manipulated the content. That said, I only know small parts of the bible.
@christian92, I wouldn’t say it was manipulated so much as lost in translation, the Bible has been translated so many times that the difference between metaphor and literal has been blurred. I think their may have been some kind of marker in the original writings that told them which was which, but there are occasions like the captivity in Babylon where the Bible only survived by word of mouth until the were freed.
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