What about a program designer who creates a simulated universe on a computer - would he deserve the status of "God"?Liberty Sea wrote:By 'residing in reality', I mean "has actual Being and not simply imaginary'.David Quinn wrote: If the Creator is the ALL, then he can't reside anywhere or in anything.
So what if the Creator of the universe is not the All but still possessed consciousness?
As soon as we conceive of a creator God, we are automatically conceiving of a being who is infinitely diminished in the face of the endlessness of the ALL.
This sounds confusing to me. How can the ALL cease being the ALL, even when there is a universe?Or, consider this: when there is the universe, this consciousness is not the All. But when the universe is gone, he would be the All. Or before the universe-as is, the total mass- was created by him, he was the All.
As for the ALL having consciousness when there is a universe, that is exactly what happens already. The ALL becomes conscious through us, and through sentient beings like ourselves.
It's irrelevant. While we might find this sort of scenario to be important from our perspective as egotistical beings on planet earth, it has no impact on the truth - namely, that a finite being, no matter how powerful, will always remain a finite being and inconsequential to the ALL.Liberty Sea wrote:1.But even if that Being is within the All, what is he was truly the creator of Earth, who created all lives out of nothingness with the power of his consciousness?David Quinn wrote: Well, it wouldn't have the faintest impact on my understanding of God, as I already fully understand the fundamental nature of God/the ALL. So if the scenario above came to pass, my natural response would be to consider this communicative being as some kind of human trick, or possibly an alien from another planet or dimension - or in other words, as just an other form within the ALL, which is all it can ever be.
2. What is that Being truly has power over your destiny?
3. What if that Being has infinite force that can destroy the total mass in the universe in an instant?