Re: If god exists, what created god?

Gil Hardwick (
Wed, 19 Apr 1995 03:56:18 GMT

In article <3msap7$def$>, Alan Rubin (75131.3461@CompuServe.COM) writes:
>The idea of God is a way we humans have always explained the
>unknown and the unknowable. The need to know where we came from,
>who we are, and where we are going is the other side of the
>double edge sword of self awareness.

God is that which is invoked (L, voco v.i.t., to call; summon, urge,
challenge, arouse, name) in religious discourse; that is, created by
the process of naming.

Also attend the idea of the "vocation" of priests, pastors, and others
who carry out the task of summoning acquiesence and unanimity among
their contemporaries; who do the work of "shepherding" their flocks.

Pursuing what Foucault refers to as "pastoral power" (cf "might").

The "need to know where we came from" is entirely subjective, as for
each person history differs.

He who refuses to qualify data is doomed to rant.
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