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charlie's thoughts on thunderstorms

Speaking of religious theories, Charlie's good at them too. He says thunder is God telling Joe Bilbow to fuck off, and lightning is God trying to kill him. Not quite as good as mine, but pretty good, I say.

If anyone else has any light-hearted religious theories on thunderstorms or anything else, let me know! As we are created in the image of God, she / he / it / they must be like us, so the silly things humans do have got to happen to God, right? I find it much more comforting to think of God as an equal rather than some distant entity who watches us like some reality TV show and yet does fuck all. She's more likely to care that way.

The storm's stopped now. I bet our Brigid's found some good shops!

By the way, I don't mean to offend anyone with this. If you are offended, I'm sorry, but this is the way I feel about God. I'm not saying it's the right way or the wrong way (there are no right or wrong answers when it comes to religion), but it's got to be the most fun way. :) Oh yeh, I don't really believe the thing about Joe Bilbow, but you never know, do you? Charlie might be the next great prophet and Joe could be Satan.

- b.k. x

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malefact
Aug. 5th, 2004 01:44 pm (UTC)
Maybe God isn't a person but a set of rules. This is something that occurred to me in April 2003 and makes rather a lot of sense to me. What do you think?
morti
Aug. 5th, 2004 04:17 pm (UTC)
It kind of works if you work from the standpoint of putting people first. There are two ways you can look at God, either God created us or we created God. So seeing God from simply where we stand then God could indeed simply be a manifestation of a set of rules.

Personally, I'd say it's the other way round, we come from God rather than God coming from us.

Or would you say that this set of rules God exists in the first place so we are all part of that? So God is, in a sense, everything and the way everything works and we are inside God?

It's one of those ideas that you can muse on and follow through into infinity when you're in a good thinking mood, but you overthink it and the facets of it and it probably doesn't really work or make sense. Not talking specifically about your idea, mind, just meandering ideas in general.
malefact
Aug. 7th, 2004 04:57 am (UTC)
You seem to be following the exact same line of thinking I went through.

In a sense, I guess we define God (although this isn't the same as inventing God - we're just attempting to fathom something which may or may not exist). My own definition is "God is that which created the Universe". I define the Universe as "everything that we perceive and experience".

Additional definition is that God is omnipotent and omniscient. A thought that occurred to me is that if God *is* the Universe, then this additional definition would be automatic. It would also immediately follow that we are made in His image.

The Universe appears to be consistent - that is, it is possible to model its processes. This is the reason why Mathematics exists - it is able to, therefore the consistency of rule exists. Maybe a definition of God is "the set of rules by which the Universe exists". This set of rules represents the total control and power over the Universe, so the other definitions immediately follow.

Of course, all this may well be a load of rubbish! Adopting a religious viewpoint, I think I'm right in remembering that without faith, God is nothing. Therefore, a Universe that defends its mysteriousness (for example, quantum mechanics) could be said to be preventing certainty. Certainty cancels out faith, by definition.

Then again, this links back to earlier - quantum mechanics being some of the rules in the Set. Maybe religion is a metaphorical representation of the principals at work. Maybe not.

I guess, though, that after all is said, done and conjectured, it's all different sides of the same dice - different ways of looking at the same thing (of which different parts are probably illuminated). It's all good, though, imo. :)
bikz
Aug. 6th, 2004 08:28 am (UTC)
hmm
Don't quite get the concept. Do you mean rules in the Bible or just rules in general?

Interesting idea though.

b.k. x
cool_is_dead
Aug. 5th, 2004 04:18 pm (UTC)
i miss bikki :'(
bikz
Aug. 6th, 2004 08:27 am (UTC)
aww
I miss you too, Nob Nob. :'(

b.k. x
pookatimes
Aug. 6th, 2004 01:14 pm (UTC)
The scientific explanation is that a storm is electrons leaping from one cloud to another...

...but what fun is that?
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