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Author Topic: The existence of alien life and the consequences it might have on religion  (Read 9190 times)
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« Reply #25: March 23, 2011, 02:30:46 pm »


The only thing that kind of makes me scratch my head about all of that is the question of who, or what, is in charge of the whole thing. I mean, do the gods form clubs and get to vote on letting in new members? Or, maybe is it up to each individual god to decide which souls get to become other gods and which souls just have to hang around in that god's heaven for the rest of eternity? I'll feel a little ripped off if I die and meet God and he's all like, "Well, you lived an okay life, but I just don't think you're god material. Sorry! You could still hang out around here with me for the rest of eternity though." I'd pretend to be okay with it, but, secretly, I'd be totally jealous of all of the other people who got to become gods on other planets and all of that cool stuff.

I'm being a little silly, I guess, but that's not out of disrespect or anything. I just don't really see how the whole system would work without some sort of force higher than God dictating things like some kind of Supreme Force, karma, fate, or even a higher god that rules over all of the other gods. What if the god of the planet you get stuck on is a total jerk who just sends everyone on his planet to his version of hell because he still hasn't gotten over the fact that people on the planet he used to live on used to pick on him in high-school?


Try reading Harlen Ellison's books 'Paingod, and other Delusions' and 'Deathbird Stories', they do touch on creation of Gods.
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