From: animated silicon love doll (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jan 31 2002 - 21:42:16 MST
2002.01.31 17:04:04, "Emlyn O'regan" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>This quote niggles at me. People invented gods; conceptually, that places
>them in a position subordinate to humanity. Why would I want to be a god...
>ill defined, lesser, a figment of someone else's imagination?
well. i have a couple of thoughts about this:
1. given that we have invented gods, if each of us is our own god ("thou art god", as
heinlein said), then we are inventing ourselves.
2. sure, it's not an essentially positive term - but neither is "queer" or "dyke" or "fag" or
"nigger" or $slur, but they have all been turned into symbols of pride.
3. being the silly spiritual person that i am, and a libertarian, my spirituality centers on me. i
create the world around me to suit my needs. i am the god of myself.
let there be light.
(my single favorite line from the bible.)
whether it be the light of truth, of reason, of knowledge, or of photons depends on the
cheshire morgan. we all create life, some of us with wombs,
some with smiles, some with patient hands.
we are all gods, if we choose to be.
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