If I was a Q, I'd probably be a bit of a jerk, too.
January 1, 2011 2:04 PM Subscribe
Is there a quote about how a vastly superior creature who isn't a god could appear as if they were one?
posted by Golfhaus to Religion & Philosophy (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm an agnostic who feels that we can't possibly be the most advanced creatures in the universe. That being said, if there is a more advanced life form than us floating around out there, who chooses to mess with us for the same reason that kids like kicking down anthills and adults like to spray for termites, if they were really that much more powerful than us, I think it would be easy for us to decide that it was God doing whatever it was they were doing.
The phrase that sticks in my head is something along the lines of "The actions of an advanced living being, sufficiently superior, would be indistinguishable from those of a god." As much as I'd love to toot my own horn, I know I can't be the first person to have that idea. So where did I read it?