If I were God in the sense of being omnipotent (all other possible omnis follow from this one), then I would be perfectly fulfilled and wouldn't take any action whatsoever, except perhaps to destroy myself due to the futility and pointlessness of my own existence. That seems to me to be the most realistic answer I can give, but hopefully someone else will come up with something more interesting.
Just because you were omnipotent doesn't me you couldn't get bored or lonely.
if i were god i would've done the same as what it has been doing now. being god.
And it doesn't mean you wouldn't need to go to the bathroom either, but I cannot justify assuming that an omnipotent being would need the bathroom/get lonely.
By "perfectly fulfilled" I only meant 'not lacking anything'. If an omnipotent being had desires, it would also have the power to remove these desires, and instantly fulfil itself in any way required.
They do their best.
ediggity, I believe the second part of the passage of mine which you quoted will answer you as well as anything I type here could.
The question is 'what would you do'. I have stated what I would do.
I'd make my existence known somehow. Then I would punish and reward as I see fit, to keep humanity on the most efficient road to progress. I'd basically do what the Overlords did in Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End. I don't expect human beings to be as obedient, but if there were physical evidence of God early on in man's history, it could at least eliminate the destructive conflicts of competing "faiths," which I believe is a hindrance on technological progress.
I would also create an insanely scary sea monster that could destroy all human beings if they persist in acting up. Something like Cthulu, but like ten times the size.
I'd put one of those training collars on everyone and when they wanted proof I am who I am and I mean what I say I'd zap'em! If that caused them to say I wasn't a loving God I'd give some lighting love!
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Hope this gives you an idea=)
If I was god I would not be limited to making man faulty and then blaming him and all his ancestors for it forever that is for sure!
by Ron Hooft 6 years ago
If the Christian god is omnipotent then why would it need to order the murder of it's son so that it can forgive? No Christian can answer this because it is utter nonsense. But I challenge any christian to give it a try.
by Claire Evans 2 years ago
That's the typical Sam Harris argument. How does suffering negate God's existence? Maybe He's just watching. It doesn't mean He doesn't exist and for anyone to bring up suffering as proof of no God is indication of a logical fallacy.
by graceinus 2 years ago
What is the best thing your faith in God has done for you?I have heard a number of stories from people on how one's faith has changed their life. I have even seen change in people who at one time was a non- believer and was in situtations that no human being should have to go through and yet,...
by jomine 6 years ago
I have heard atheists say they don't believe in god as there is no proof/evidence.Suppose god(whatever that is) exist as the theist says, what evidence do you expect?Are you expecting his bones, or shedded skin or foot prints?What is the evidence you will be looking for, for an omnipotent,...
by graceinus 5 years ago
Are there self imposed limits to what God will and will not do?Are there limits that God has placed on Himself? And if so, does it or can it directly effect mankind? For example, does mans free will limit what God can and can not do, with God knowing He gave man free choice? Does this limit God?...
by John Harper 6 years ago
Why is it an acceptable answer for atheists to merely say "God didn't do it" when believers are expected to be held to a higher standard of proof when saying that God did do it?
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