If you were God, how would you have done it?

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  1. Dgerrimea profile image69
    Dgerrimeaposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. ediggity profile image60
      ediggityposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Just because you were omnipotent doesn't me you couldn't get bored or lonely.

    2. shamelabboush profile image67
      shamelabboushposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Good thing you're not!

      1. Dgerrimea profile image69
        Dgerrimeaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I thank my lucky stars every day for that one.

        1. shamelabboush profile image67
          shamelabboushposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          And your lucky stars watch over you?

    3. mobilephone guide profile image60
      mobilephone guideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      if i were god i would've done the same as what it has been doing now. being god.

  2. Dgerrimea profile image69
    Dgerrimeaposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. ediggity profile image60
      ediggityposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I cannot justify assuming that an omnipotent being would be "perfectly fulfilled", so I guess it's a moot point.

  3. Dgerrimea profile image69
    Dgerrimeaposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. ediggity profile image60
      ediggityposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Then you may want to review the definition of omnipotent.  It specifically refers to power, authority, and influence.  Not lacking anything compares to words like content, sufficient, and adequate.

  4. Dgerrimea profile image69
    Dgerrimeaposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. ediggity profile image60
      ediggityposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Like I said it's a moot point.  Just because one can doesn't mean they will.

  5. profile image0
    TMinutposted 9 years ago

    Did you just read God's Debris by Scott Adams?

  6. Dgerrimea profile image69
    Dgerrimeaposted 9 years ago

    No, this is the first I have heard of that book.

  7. Dgerrimea profile image69
    Dgerrimeaposted 9 years ago

    The question is 'what would you do'. I have stated what I would do.

    1. ediggity profile image60
      ediggityposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I would make a whole lot of pudding, because I like pudding.

  8. Dgerrimea profile image69
    Dgerrimeaposted 9 years ago

    Good answer.

  9. theageofcake profile image66
    theageofcakeposted 9 years ago

    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.

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    sneakorocksolidposted 9 years ago

    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!

  11. topgunjager profile image60
    topgunjagerposted 9 years ago

    <snipped - no links in the forums, please>
    Hope this gives you an idea=)

  12. earnestshub profile image86
    earnestshubposted 9 years ago

    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! smile

 
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