God’s debris: A thought experiment


by Scott Adams

Friends, if you haven’t read this book you should. It is a quick read, interesting and will disturb your senses. If it doesn’t then I advice you to continue reading the bible and other books of fairies for you it is definitely not meant for you. The author says children under the age of 14 should not read it, so if you are below 14, this where you need to stop and go play dice, come back when you are of age!

I don’t want to do a run down of the book here, I will just lift up a few quotes or passages that I found interesting and hope they are sufficient in drawing you to reading the book.

Here is a conversation

Old man: Let me ask you a simple question: Did you deliver the package or did the package deliver you?

Delivery man: I delivered the package

OM: If the package had no address, would you have delivered it here?

DM: No

OM: Then you would agree that delivering the package required the participation of the package. The package told you where to go?

DM: I suppose that’s true, in a way.

Another interesting set of questions

OM: Does god have free will?

DM: Obviously he does, I’ll admit there’s some ambiguity about whether human beings have free will, but God is  omnipotent. Being omnipotent means you can do anything you want. If God didn’t have free will, he wouldn’t be very omnipotent.

Here we go again

OM: If you want to understand UFOs, reincarnation, and God, do not study UFOs, reincarnation, and God. Study people.

DM: Are you saying none of those things are real?

OM: No, I am saying that UFOs, reincarnation, and God are all equal in terms of their reality.

And the part that made me laugh the most

DM: I have some friends who are skeptics, they’re in that Skeptics Society. I think they’d tear you apart.

OM: Skeptics suffer from the skeptics’ disease—the problem of being right too often

I would like to hear your opinions of the book once you read it. It will take at most 3 hours of your time if your read at snail’s pace like yours truly :-D.

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

20 thoughts on “God’s debris: A thought experiment

  1. niquesdawson says:

    Noel, yawa. Ati skeptics being right all the time. Hmmm.

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  2. Great post, Mak! Personally, I am a sceptic who is not right too often, but I can really only thank my fellow bloggers for that. That book certainly looks like an entertaining read.. 🙂

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  3. Mike says:

    Sounds like a nice book to read on a lazy afternoon. Or maybe I’ll read it in the church while my wife is praying for her imaginary friend and I am watching for our kids… Sounds like a good idea!

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    • makagutu says:

      It would be good reading in church. That way you may not be aware that there is a pastor trying to con his sheeple of hard earned cash!

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  4. john zande says:

    “I think the trouble with being a critical thinker or an atheist, or a humanist is that you’re right. And it’s quite hard being right in the face of people who are wrong without sounding like a fuckwit. People go ‘Do you think the vast majority of the world is wrong?’ Well, yes. I don’t know how to say that nicely, but yes.”
    — Tim Minchin

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  5. aguywithoutboxers says:

    Thanks, my Kenyan brother! Interesting passages…after I finish reading this mountain of examinations backlogged on my screen (but, I always find the time for your delights of wisdom)! Much love!

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  6. Jackie says:

    Looking forward to reading this book!

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  7. Mordanicus says:

    I have downloaded the book some years ago, and if time permits I will read it. As I have understood, god’s debris describes some kind of pandeism.

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  8. emmylgant says:

    You are sooo right.

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