God?January 31, 2007 at 8:30 am | Posted in Atheism, Beliefs, Religion, What if? | 11 Comments
I’m a devout atheist, my boyfriend believes in god, which surprises me as he is very intelligent. I’ve always thought, believed, that intelligence and the belief in a god were polar opposites. Maybe this is a fluke, who knows.
Every now and then we get into discussions about the existence of a god. I always keep it light as I respect his beliefs, and I think he respects mine, but I do love to play with ideas. Recently during a recent one of these discussions, while remarking on the kind of sadistic god that would allow the craziness that is going on in the world, I had an idea.
Thinking about the little soldiers or army men that children used to play with, long before x-box and game boy, I thought, out loud, that maybe that is what the world is really all about. Maybe all of the believers are right and there IS a god, and we are just the playthings, the army men, and like the little boys (and girls) of decades past, god likes to play war.
Obviously this is one of god’s favorite games, because he/she/it plays it so often. The rare times when there is world peace might be when god is sleeping, eating, getting a check up at the pediatrician’s office, or maybe playing with some other, not quite so favored, toy.
If this is true then I wonder, when there were fewer people on earth, was that just the beginning of god’s collection of little soldiers. Maybe he got one every time he had a happy meal. Or maybe every time good ol’ Uncle Bob came to visit, knowing little god’s passion for the little play people, he would bring a new bag. As the collection of little figures grew, so did god’s ability to stage play wars. With a single sweep of god’s little fist an entire army could be wiped out.
And I’ll bet the earth really is flat; because where else would god be playing with the little people? The dining room table, the living room floor is the earth. It all makes sense now. Is there other life out there in the universe? YES….it’s being played out by many god’s on many dining tables, bedroom floors with little plastic army men, Barbie dolls, GI Joe’s, etc.
God? Who knows his /her name, could actually be Mark, Robert, Melissa, Tanya. And probably not all of them like playing war. We just happened to get an especially bratty little god. What would our lives be like if we got a Barbie loving god? We’d find ourselves being dressed and undressed, having our hair styled and re-styled, being stuffed into cute little cars and cardboard and plastic houses. Sounds pretty peaceful, until this god has a little hissy fit and pulls somebody’s head off, throws it across the room, and then the dog runs off with it and uses it for a chew toy. That would really suck.