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 Post subject: Synthetic gods
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:34 pm 
Wether or not God/gods actually exists, it is easy enough to see why people everywhere would want to believe so: In addition to the human need for the spiritual and fantastic (which C.S.Lewis claimed was in itself a good indication that there was something spiritual to thirst after, but that's debatable at best), who doesn't want to believe the universe has a happy-ending mechanism? Who doesn't want to believe that there's someone in charge of the whole reafing mess, and that the someone in question knows what he's doing?
Unfortunately, it is entirely possible, maybe even likely that it's a pipe dream. To this date, God's existence remains debatable at best - IMO, a mere wild guess.
Which brings us to the following idea: If it is desirable to have an omnipotent, omniscient, entirely benevolent entity around...And as far as we know, there's none...Should we make one?
Let us put aside for a moment the question of feasability. Suppose we had a surefire way of creating such an entity. Would it be a good idea?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:12 am 
If we had the power to make gods, we would probably have it in us to be gods as well, and wouldn't need external ones.


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