Fdesilva wrote: ↑
January 14th, 2019, 9:31 pm
[God is the culmination of Wikipedia? I like it!]
Yes that is exactly what I am getting at. So even if there is no God currently you do agree that Man might be able to create a God.
Man is able to imagine all kinds of gods, as well as every other kind of fiction, which is often both more informative and more entertaining than god stories. I thought yours was a more entertaining god story than most.
Once you admit the possibility of creating a God or an approximate God depending on how good the Wikipedia is, in principle you are admiting that a God could exist. Do you agree?
Of course not! You can imagine lots of things in narrative, theater, visual arts and holy books. What you cannot
do is give those figments physical reality.
I also have to wonder why
you want to create a deity. What's it expected to do for you?
Would you agree with the following statements on thoughts. You need to evaluate them based on how you think.
1. A thought can be evaluated as true, false or indeterminate :
A thought can be evaluated by the thinker him/herself while it's no more than a thought. We have more than three options: true, false, indeterminate, potentially worth following up, ridiculous, potentially dangerous, derivative, etc. Most of us do not bother evaluating most of our thoughts - even the ones we're aware of - so the vast majority of thoughts go unrated. Once a thought is couched in language and shared with others, those others have the opportunity to evaluate it - and generally do, but more often than not fail to record their evaluations.
2. Thoughts can be added to make new thoughts
Sure. By the thinker at the time, or later if they recall an old thought, and by readers/hearers if the thought is recorded. Some turn into complex scientific theories; some turn into military strategy; some turn into religions.