Posted by: truevoid | August 2, 2009

god’s debris

you’ll like reading god’s debris, a thought experiment, by scott adams, if you pamper your ‘imagination’. the book is simple conversation that lasts for around 130 odd pages. it is a different take on god, people, world and life. the book starts with simple arguments like what could be challenging and motivating for a god, if god is omnipotent – god’s own destruction could be some challenge right – are some thoughts you just cannot ignore. there are umpteen paragraphs which might make you wonder – ‘i never thought it like that before’ – even if you did you might not have thought in so much depth.

“If you believe a truck is coming toward you, you will jump out of the way. That is belief in the reality of the truck. If you tell people you fear the truck but do nothing to get out of the way, that is not belief in the truck. Likewise, it is not belief to say God exists and then continue sinning and hoarding your wealth while innocent people die of starvation. When belief does not control your most important decisions, it is not belief in the underlying reality, it is belief in the usefulness of believing.”

“If you believe a truck is coming toward you, you will
jump out of the way. That is belief in the reality of the truck.
If you tell people you fear the truck but do nothing to get
out of the way, that is not belief in the truck. Likewise, it is
not belief to say God exists and then continue sinning and
hoarding your wealth while innocent people die of starva-
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tion. When belief does not control your most important
decisions, it is not belief in the underlying reality, it is belief
in the usefulness of believing.”
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