promised that we would take some time to look at some
' false' ideas of God. My thoughts on this topic are
not infallible, but I will try to simplify and organize
the matter in digestible form.
false God of all is the God of the atheist. He comes
in two flavors : the unnecessary and the unacceptable.
god is a relic of a time in human history when science
or philosophy of algorithmic thinking were too undeveloped
for humans to feel comfortable in the face of all that
they obviou sly did not know and could not control,
avoid or fix. Now that we have become modern and are
the possessors of more information that we could ever
use, we no longer need a god who keeps us safe from
our own ignorance .
god has a close cousin in th e god of the rationalists
/deists. Unable to escape the great question of why
anything exists at all, these folk admit that someone
had to make the whole universe; but he did such a
good job, that all we need to do now is to study his
work and we will be alright.
I say that
these are false gods because they are so obviously
the product of arrogant human satisfaction with the
content of the human mind, the human library or whatever.
A sculpture of this god would look just like a human
brain ... or some sort of computer chip!
god is a failed version of the protector deity of
the pre-scientific mentality. This god leaves children
to die, earthquakes to destroy and so on. This kind
of atheist does not actually deny the existence of
god; he punishes a god who does not measure up with
an emotional capital punishment. God exists, but he
shouldn't. The iconic forms of this god might be a
huge bleeding heart, or massive scales of justice.
In any case, the idol would look like the worshipper's
image of his own best self.
exists - and atheists, too - because humans want to
be the biggest and best in the universe. Atheistic
communism and national socialism and a lot of contemporary
political discourse and posturing make it clear that
when there is no one greater than the individu al,
or his ideology, there can be only competition , rival
ry, slander, and, eventually murder.
is no one for us nincompoops and victims to tum to
for deliverance from the high priests of egoism or
the egotism of the high priests of the non-god.
and truly and theistically yours,