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19 Aug 2012, 11:10 pm

Hardly anyone stops to appreciate this, just how amazing we all are.
Think of it like super powers, we have the power to control the temperature around us, the power to conjure limitless amounts of water, to make light, we have the power to see things across the globe, to listen to any sounds we want to. We have the power of communicating to one another across the world, and we can fly.



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20 Aug 2012, 12:07 am

Yet we don't have the power to end all suffering on the world and to completely eradicate all evil as well as its causes. We can't honestly consider humans to be gods, ever. Sure I could create a universe and a bunch of planets where life is perfect for my creations and they don't ever suffer in my imagination. I would be a god in that made up universe, but not truly a god in reality.



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20 Aug 2012, 1:42 am

the LDS types believe all folk married in their church will, in a future existence in higher realms, eventually populate their own worlds. but if you're a single and never married mormon, you'll be stuck in the lower realms and never have your own worlds.



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20 Aug 2012, 1:49 am

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20 Aug 2012, 1:51 am

wcoltd wrote:
we have the power to control the temperature around us


Air conditioning is quite possibly the greatest thing humanity has ever come up with. It says so much about our character. I can't help but love a species that says "Weather? f**k that, I make my own weather."


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20 Aug 2012, 1:51 am

i drove by a house a while back, that had a sign in the yard which read, "beware of the god."



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20 Aug 2012, 1:54 am

wcoltd wrote:
Hardly anyone stops to appreciate this, just how amazing we all are.
Think of it like super powers, we have the power to control the temperature around us, the power to conjure limitless amounts of water, to make light, we have the power to see things across the globe, to listen to any sounds we want to. We have the power of communicating to one another across the world, and we can fly.

but we can't even control our weather other than by very rudimentary and unreliable means, so this means that not only are we seemingly not remotely god-like to anybody above the level of cavemen and lower animals, but we aren't even above a big fat zero on the kardachev scale of technological development. :oops:



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22 Aug 2012, 3:11 pm

Imagination is the best super-power we have.



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22 Aug 2012, 4:12 pm

i don't realy feal like a god yet but i'm getting closer every time



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22 Aug 2012, 6:31 pm

How do apes version 3.0 with 3.5 lb brains become god?

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22 Aug 2012, 6:46 pm

We control (kind of) the surface layer of a single planet, and that makes us gods?

Your pantheon needs stricter rules.



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23 Aug 2012, 2:32 am

wcoltd wrote:
Hardly anyone stops to appreciate this, just how amazing we all are.
Think of it like super powers, we have the power to control the temperature around us, the power to conjure limitless amounts of water, to make light, we have the power to see things across the globe, to listen to any sounds we want to. We have the power of communicating to one another across the world, and we can fly.


what would make you think that these attributes are what makes a god?


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23 Aug 2012, 10:41 am

auntblabby wrote:
i drove by a house a while back, that had a sign in the yard which read, "beware of the god."


:lol: I would have love to see that!


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23 Aug 2012, 4:34 pm

If you are referring to the entire human race then, absolutely not. What kind of gods would knowingly inflict pain upon another purely because they are different? Also, the attributes mentioned in the OP aren't necessarily attributes of gods and our "powers" such as flight, listening to any sounds we want to, viewing moving images on a screen and temperature control are achieved through technology that only a very small percentage of the human race are capable of inventing.

If you are referring exclusively to Aspies, no, we aren't gods either! All Aspies have flaws and one thing I have learned recently is that not all of us are good people. Most are, but not all.