Re: Why atheism beats agnosticism (Was: Re: Contacting God)

ChuckKuecker (
Wed, 29 Apr 1998 16:17:30 -0500 (CDT)

At 11:56 4/29/98 -0400, you wrote:
>However using Occams razor, if no other alien races in the universe have
>godhood status through a singularity cultural evolution already, then it is
>highly unlikey that we could acheive such status. if it hasn't been done
>by some other race, its not likely we will be able to do it in the future....

How does that follow? Just because something has not been done, that makes
no prediction on its' future possibility. Arguments like this predicted that
Man could never fly..

Besides, is it not conceivable that WE would be the first? Someone's got to
take the lead..

>I won't claim that they cannot exist, but I find it highly unlikely that if
>becoming godlike is a possibility in this universe that the universe is not
>teeming with such beings evolved from other alien species. That we are not
>harassed and dominated by at least one of these beings right now indicates
to me
>that either a) they actually cooperate (another highly unlikely
possibility) and
>have embargoed our planet, or b) they do not exist in this universe. If
becoming a
>god requires one to go to another universe, then of course, it is as good
as not
>being one at all, as far as we are concerned...

It could be a matter of HOW godlike these hypothetical beings were. They
might decide to remain local to their own area of the universe or galaxy, or
just act as passive observers until another race attained sufficient
godliness to be of notice.. Godlike does not presuppose they want to act
like Old Testament Jehovah...

And then there's always the possibility that they ARE meddling in our
affairs RIGHT NOW...

Chuck Kuecker