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So that about wraps it up for God then

Now that the theoretical possibility of making life from scratch has become actual (albeit with a bit of handwaving about cell walls and recipes), that seems to remove another arrow from the quiver of divine qualities. If we can do, then it's not particular to a deity, not a quality of that deity. Now that lightning, birth, death, illness and recovery, gravity etc have all left the divine sphere, all that seems to be left is a load of nebulous qualities that are often so hard to define that their existence is moot anyway. Things like predestiny, omnipresence, souls and other magicks. God is the god of nothing of any import.

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lucyas
May. 22nd, 2010 01:32 pm (UTC)
To be honest it is kind of irrelevant to my religion whether gods did or did not creat life, or which gods have "life creation" as their remit past or present. I see deity in the world around us, and in us. You could say we are gods, if you like, or an aspect of them, or they are an aspect of us.

So, I don't see that the fact we can create life has any bearing on my spiritual beliefs at all.

On the other hand, women can create life as part of their normal existence - men only do it in a test tube :)