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Talking With God

Talking With God
I met god the other day. I know what you're thinking. How the hell did you know it was god? Well, I'll explain as we go along, but basically he convinced me by having all, and I do mean ALL, the answers. Every question I flung at him he batted back with a plausible and satisfactory answer. In the end, it was easier to accept that he was god than otherwise. Which is odd, because I'm still an atheist and we even agree on that! It all started on the 8.20 back from Paddington. What did he look like? Well not what you might have expected that's for sure. 'Anyone sitting here?' 'Help yourself' I replied. Sits down, relaxes, I ignore and back to the correspondence on genetically modified crops entering the food chain... Train pulls out and a few minutes later he speaks. 'Can I ask you a question?' 'Why don't you believe in god?' The Bastard! I love this kind of conversation and can rabbit on for hours about the nonsense of theist beliefs. But then I thought 'Odd! 'And why should I believe that?' He did.

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Are you referring to the section that says flying machines are the first level? As far as who made the "original" universe, it doesnt explicitly say one way or the other, but it does say that the creator of this universe came from a natural process of evolution, much like we are under going, and that this universe is his universe. I would then have to say that it is describing a cyclical universe in which the universe wakes up, realizes what/who it is, and then out of boredom or some other reason, causes it to happen all over again, but only differently. by docein Aug 29

it is more likely that the on set of sentimentality be the "first level". and who made the original universe then? by default Aug 21