What God Are We Talking About?
Poem in text and on video
There’s a lot of talk about god.
now that we all communicate through invisible means,
in an ether of our own creation.
People are still obsessed with him
– mainly in two ways:
some insist that there is a god,
and some that there is not.
the one in the bible.
And the bible is used
– both to prove his existence and to deny it.
There are so many gods
in the minds of the people on earth.
Gods lived before humans did,
and gods don’t die, while humans do.
We haven’t met any of them, as far as we know,
but there’s no way of saying there can’t be any.
The fact that we all have a limited life span
is yet to be explained.
If we could change our programming,
we might ourselves live forever.
who live forever.
but who still have powers to affect our lives?
Well, what were bacteria and viruses,
before we had microscopes to see them?
that we have not yet discovered,
but who still affect us according to their will.
– can there be creatures like that?
Even gods who are said to have created the world
are usually not omnipotent.
are described as truly omnipotent:
Jahve of the Bible, and Allah of the Quran.
That’s really one and the same god,
at least according to the Quran.
To prove omnipotence,
you have to go through all of it,
which will take forever.
to affect everything in the world,
as long as the laws of nature are followed.
by splitting the atom, sending rockets to the moon,
changing the climate on our planet, and so on.
against the laws of nature?
You would have to be able to rewrite those laws,
in order to break them.
can alter them.
must exist outside of where those laws apply,
that is outside the universe.
outside our universe,
capable to change its laws
– then this being had the power to create it.
A creator of the universe.
because a creator of the universe
must exist outside of it.
We would have to leave the universe
to find its creator.
that is surely not its creator.
We would have to step out of it to know.
The present theory about the birth of the universe,
with a Big Bang out of nothingness,
the whole cosmos bursting out from a compressed form
so small you could not see it with a microscope
– doesn’t that sound like an idea?
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