RE: RE: Gods

From: Miriam English (
Date: Fri Feb 01 2002 - 13:59:58 MST

At 05:05 PM 01/02/2002, Emlyn O'regan wrote:

>Off the top of my head, striving for "God" has a couple of interpretations.
>It can mean striving for potence and control... I can agree with that (gee,
>what a blokey definition!). But I would not label it God.

Actually there is a very common use of the word god which is used often and
increasingly and applies to ordinary people. Those of us who create virtual
worlds are often referred to by people as gods. For instance when I was
managing the Awaba world some time back it was not uncommon for kids to ask
"Are you the god of this world?" as shorthand for "Are you
owner/builder/manager of this world?"

I thought it a cute development. :-)

To the optimist, the glass is half full.
To the pessimist, the glass is half empty.
To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
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