RE: Gods

From: Emlyn O'regan (
Date: Thu Jan 31 2002 - 21:03:22 MST

> Emlyn O'regan wrote:
> >>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.
> >> -kitten.
> >
> > 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?

Adrian Tymes wrote:
> "God" means different things in different contexts. In this
> case, take
> the assumption "to create life is to play God", and add in
> the fact that
> most human beings create life of some sort (especially not
> literally, by
> means other than procreation), and...

To create is to be fully human. To create life is surely a subset of that.
For some reason I feel that to equate us with gods, or to strive for
perceived godhood, is somehow missing the fullness of what it is that we


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