Friday, April 4, 2008

Mr. Deity

Interesting little thing, Mr. Deity.

I just saw episode 1, and I think I'll watch the rest. It is a fascinating display of misunderstanding of God by the World. For instance, episode 1 is the problem of evil, but sicknesses and natural disaster are in the list, although those are morally neutral. Germs causing you to have a cold are not evil, they just happen. Cancer cells are destructive, but they are not evil, they just happen. Tsunamis happen too, but water is not a sentient and moral being, so it cannot be evil.

Holocausts did happen, and you could argue that they are happening still these days. Those were done by humans, and the humans who did it, you can be sure, have sinned. Maybe some will have repented afterwards, but you can be safe to think that a lot of them will enjoy a prolongated "vacation" at a resort that will make North Indian summer look cold.

Praised be God, the Everlasting One, Righteous Judge and Benevolent Creator.

One thing that I like about Mr. Deity is that it might get some people to be thinking again about God.
My concern is that some people's very weak faith will be shaken by that. But I don't mind too too much... maybe that will result in less churchians. And that would be a good thing.

I have to say, Celine Dion on the list of evils is not something I disagree with ;)

P.P.S. Maybe I'll do a series of messages on those themes

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