God’s Ultimate Test

June 13, 2009 | By | 5 Replies More
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Creative Common photo by Venvierra

What if…?

What if there IS a God?
What if God is testing us?
What if He is a cosmic prankster and has directed the creation of many differing religions to confuse us?
What if God intentionally created the bible with its contradictions, inaccuracies, absurdities, mistakes, unbelievable occurrences and prejudices as a test?

What if the test is to see if we fall for it?

What if atheists are the ONLY ones going to heaven?

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Category: Meaning of Life, Religion, Whimsy

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Mike Pulcinella is a documentary filmmaker.

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  1. Stacy says:

    TOO COOL, Mike!

    Reminds me a bit of Pan's Labyrinth: The little girl proved her worth and gained entrance to the kingdom by refusing to obey Pan's order to allow her little brother to be sacrificed.

    She passed her test; Abraham failed his.

  2. That's right! I've seen that movie but I'd forgotten about that. Maybe I was subconsciously plagiarizing.

  3. Erich Vieth says:

    Mike:

    This idea has occurred to me quite a few times.

    Yes, indeed. Assume that there is a God who deliberately deprived people of enough evidence to know that "He" exists, but then sits back to see how many people will make unwarranted factual leaps of and claim that they "know" that God exists.

    Then assume that I die and arrive at the pearly gates. The conversation might go something like this:

    Peter: You didn't believe in God!

    Me: Sorry, but there wasn't sufficient evidence to come to that conclusions. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Seemed too far-fetched to me. Too bad I didn't just join a church anyway . . .

    Peter: Not so fast! You passed the test! You're in. Those who believed in God in the absence of sufficient evidence of God failed the test.

    Me: Just curious. I'm assuming, then, that the existence of the universe itself is not sufficient evidence to believe in a God?

    Peter: Absolutely not. It is more logical to assume that the universe always existed than to create an unexplained supernatural being to "explain" the universe.

    Me: What happens to the people who believed in God even though there was insufficient evidence for such a belief?

    Peter: They go to hell to suffer eternal torture. Devils stick them in the ass with hot pitchforks, etc.

    Me: So God IS an asshole . . .

    Peter: Don't push your luck.

  4. Tim Hogan says:

    Hey, we're all going to heaven! God's a silent trickster who leaves us all alone until we join each other for the eternal after-party.

    Mike, what about this?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulcinella

    Who's the trickster, now?

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