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.