Imagine That

I was pondering the meaning of life one day (read: high) and decided to ask myself a question.

In doing so, I changed my life. I’d like to change the world, but I’ll be happy even if I change just one other person. I don’t claim to be the first to think it, but I would like you to do it as well.

Just for fun.

I wish to engage you, the reader, in a ‘thought experiment’, if you will. You do not have to agree with me. I’m not trying to convert you or destroy anything. You do not have to believe a word you are reading. This is fiction.

Let’s play a game. Something we used to do as children.

Let’s imagine something.

Put your personal beliefs aside for a while and just humour me. Regardless of your religion or personal convictions, play this imagination game with me.

Let us imagine that God exists. For real. Just imagine it. Even if you are an atheist, please just pretend you are a theist for now.

Regardless whether God is a He or a Her or whether there is only one or many does not matter at this point. I’m just going to use ‘God’ so I don’t have to type so much.

Before we continue, let me say that my personal belief is that God is or would be:

• Omnipotent

• Omniscient

• Omnipresent

Let’s just agree on that. God is God, after all, right? God should be those three things, at the very least.

Now, I want you to just imagine one other thing:

Imagine you were God. (That’s not taboo, is it?)

Let’s say, at some point in time, you — got bored. So, you decided to create something. Something beautiful. Something perfect. Full of good, bad; you name it, it has everything and much more that you have not even seen yet.

Let’s call it a ‘universe’. Let’s say you made the Big Bang or whatever happened.

In this universe, you decided to create a shining jewel among the rocks; one of the greatest of your countless wonders. You made one of the most fantastic places: Earth.

Then, you gave it the most amazing gift of all: life.

Who knows why? Maybe it was curiosity, mischief, wisdom, accident, boredom, or all of the above; it matters little since no mortal could ever hope to fathom, comprehend, or understand God.

You may believe whatever you want; Dark Lord Xenu, or we travelled here from Venus a million years ago. Whatever floats your boat.

Now, if you were God, and let’s say you have just done all this cool stuff, what next?

What would You do after creating the universe?

Take some time to ponder this, really reflect on it. Think about the consequences too. Try to avoid being childish or silly.

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