Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Where is God?

Theologeans and Philosophers have talked about this forever. I've never understood why. It's rather like devoting your life to inventing a perpetual motion device. That's to say... It's a waste of time.

Let me see if I can explain this simply.

Grab a pencil and a piece of paper. Good. Now draw a circle, and on and around the circle, draw some stick-men. Yes Bane, you can give some of them guns, and it's ok if one them farts too. Now, draw some more circles on the paper, but far away from the stick-man circle.

See... The stickmen would know alot about the one circle. They may even find out about the other circles, and grasp the concept of the paper.

However, they will never be able to understand that the paper is sitting on a table. They certainly would have no way of knowing, or understanding the room the table sat in, much less the house that contained the room, or the world that contained the house.

We don't have enough information. We can never have enough information, because we can't travel off the paper while we're stickmen. We have to stop being stickmen before we can start to figure out the way things really work.

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