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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Superman vs. God: A "God"-anken Experiment

Once there was a Christian who was a normal human in most respects. Normal intelligence, health, strength, etc. We'll call him Clark. Clark prays one day for additional physical strength so he can do more good for the glory of God. God grants this prayer request and Clark continues with his life now with slightly greater physical strength. Now the net good of the world is slightly greater. More good is being achieved. Perhaps it is only barely noticeable, but the world is a slightly better place. Clark can now carry slightly more groceries in each armful at the food bank. He can dig ditches for longer for some orphanage. You get the idea.

Humbly Clark asks God again for more abilities to do good for His glory. This time God grants him additional intelligence. Now Clark can organize his day more efficiently and have more time to help the poor. He is able to cure some heretofore incurable disease, etc. The world is a slightly better place.

Clark continues to pray. And each time God rewards him with additional abilities. More strength, more intelligence, super speed, invulnerability, ability to fly, turn invisible, see into the future, etc. He's becoming a veritable superman. And the world is becoming a better place. Ghettos rehabilitated, hunger cured, ignorance educated, global warming reversed, crimes solved and prevented.

And still Clark humbly prays for more abilities. One might say that he is becoming more like a god with every prayer answered. One of his powers is super-humility so he would never think this of himself, of course. Yet it is clear that for almost any definition of god that man has ever used, he is close to it and exceeding it in many ways.

The world has never been a better place. It's a veritable paradise. Barely using even a fraction of his powers Clark can foresee conflict and mediate it before it gets out of hand. Clean, renewable energy is more abundant than air. It's heaven on earth.

But still he prays for more abilities. God is so impressed with Clark that he decides to let Clark be God. Clark is most of the way there anyway and God would like to tend to some of his other dimensions for a while. Clark would be a perfect adoptive god for this universe.

So God elevates Clark all the way to full godhood. And a strange thing happens. The world returns in every way back to its pre-Clark state. Once again we have the world as it was when God alone was in charge in the first place. All the wars, rapes, murders, starvation, cruel words, ravaging diseases, etc.

So what happened? Why is a universe with a nearly infinitely powered good hearted superman such a better place than one with an infinitely powered deity? Where did the love go?

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8 Comments:

Anonymous marilena said...

Interesting thought, but why the moment Clark becomes God, the wold returns to its pevious state? What is the reasoning behind this?

Mon Dec 25, 02:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the point is that if Clark has become God (all powerful, all wise, etc.), and assumes control of the universe, then he must run it the same way as the current "God" is doing. If not, then why doesn't the current God do what Clark would do, and eliminate poverty, war, etc.?

Thu Jan 04, 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually i believe he's making the point that god doesnt exist, because as you can see as clark becomes more and more powerful, and becomes closer to god, the world becomes a better place. The point he is making, is that if thats what God is, than why isnt the world a better place?

Sat Apr 14, 10:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God's wisdom and understanding of necessity, with his demand for justice exceeds that of man. The superman you depicted was not holy, he demanded no reward or punishment for the goodness of men and the evil of men. He took care of man, he was "feeding man a fish" rather than "teaching man HOW to fish" and becoming nothing less than a super nanny. Human beings do not need a super nanny. We need to learn through hardship, struggle and pain to become holy.

Tue Jun 08, 11:00:00 PM  
Blogger evtujo said...

@Anonymous(Jun 08): It's not obvious that Clark was being a nanny. We certainly don't call policemen and firemen nannies when they rescue us. If you like you can assume that Clark was also a fabulous teacher and coordinator such that every one the planet was on a path to realize their highest potentials.

The main difference between pre-God-Clark and God-Clark is that pre-God-Clark wouldn't have condemned someone to eternal punishment to make his point. He was a little more measured.

Wed Jun 09, 08:45:00 PM  
Anonymous viagra online said...

I think that we need to learn through hardship, and pain to become as holy as possible, we don't need somebody who care us all time.

Wed Jul 14, 06:59:00 AM  
Blogger evtujo said...

@viagra online: It's sort of hard to take you seriously with a username like that, but I'll give it a shot.

How do you discriminate between purposeless suffering and "holy" suffering/challenges?

If someone was able to rid the world of malaria overnight should we do it or are we depriving the world of a growth opportunity? When is it actually immoral to withhold a fix for a problem in the world?

Wed Jul 14, 10:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So many people don't care about global warming. They disregard the need for conservation and instead drive SUVs. They don't care about the Federal deficit/debt (outside of partisanship) and they don't care earning $400k for an $80,000/year job will eventually bankrupt the country. They have awarded themselves $400k pay and retirement packages, loading up their friends on the payroll during the boom 90s through the real estate bust while all services which the program were intended to fund now get cut to pay for it.
These people are often common public university labor. Not Ivy League, not private university.
This labor isn't good enough to earn the salaries they are earning. And they understood this when they applied to the public university they settled on.
You can't expect a top-tier salary with a second-rate education.
They think they are going sometime during/at the end of this life, and disregard the poor souls who are left behind.
Sounds like the Italians who were used to plan World War II and the Holocaust, and not by accident.
These are the people who will be here in the United States when bankruptcy is declared and society deteriorates into chaos. And they will deserve the anarchy which ensues.

The gods used the Italians to ruin life in the 20th century.
The gods used the Italians to ruin life in A.D. with The Church.
The Church controlled Western Civilization. As the largest land owner in Europe they controlled the monarchies. They were responsbile for slavery, revenge for African invasion and rape of Italy. They created religious discontent, ultimately leading to the disfavored dumping ground known as the United States.
And each generation of these Italians were sold on "earning", only to be reincarnated as a lesser life form subsequently, punishment for their evil.
"The West Bank, where the end of the world will begin." With xtianity.

The gods are the commensurate rapist pathology, focussed on control.
It is appropriate they picked the Italians for the downfall of man. The perception offered is exactly how the gods are. Unfortunate for the Italians, they were deliberately altered to match this pathology so the god's behavior could be justified in the context of the god's positioning.

I may not have learned as much as I have but I WOULD have gotten more done and made more progress, and at the end of this life that's all that matters. We will all be reincarnated and must re-learn about the gods and their methodology in each sucessive life.
The upside down star is my symbol. There is of course no Satan. That's just the gods with different clothes on.
You're all in big, big trouble. Everyone who failed to ascend before 1900 is. But the importance of this Situation is to ensure people learn the god's system while they have enough time to fix their relationship and ascend before The End.
Don't forget:::Ascending into "heaven" is not the same as entering clone hosting. One is good while the other is evil. The clue is their request to work multiple clone hosts to "earn", for if you were welcome into heaven you would be invited directly. My example of someone who ascended is John Muir. His "fake" went on to accomplish BUT NOT IN A DISCIPLINE WHICH HURT PEOPLE OR PROVIDED FOR SOME TEMPTATION. What happens after speaks volumes.
You're on the clock. This is where the cream rises to the top.

Get off your knees, emotional whore. You're supposed to be The Man.

Thu Feb 10, 10:32:00 AM  

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