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Thread: Should I Become God?

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    Question Should I Become God?

    So here it is:

    I am 25. I grew up a conservative. My parents both have (I have just found this out) Jesus Christ syndrome: they run around making choices for other people with the idea that they are somehow not human themselves. They don't get why they always end up offending people. They throw money at charity without going to any charity events.

    My Dad's problem is best manifest in his decision to write Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee - Google Book Search . Harper Lee is private as hell, and she asked him and other biographers not to write about her. My dad decided that for some greater public good, people should learn about Harper Lee's personal life as told through his eyes of "pure objectivity". He fails to see that in doing so, he has robbed everyone else the right to define Harper Lee and her message themselves, AND he made money from doing so.

    My Mom's problem is taking over the lives of other people and not understanding why they depend on her afterwards. She writes prescriptions for schedule II stuff for people then gets angry at them for being addicted to it. Every single patient she tells me about is either a hero or a villian: the people she writes prescriptions for are the pure heroes. The people that asked for prescriptions and got denied are the pure villians.

    So after 25 years of walking around making people angry by giving them stuff they didn't ask for, here I am: suddenly aware of why religious people knocking on doors are so creepy.

    But here is the main point: My parent's Jesus Christ syndrome made one a doctor and the other a high school educator for 25 years. They may be unaware of their own self serving nature, but it sure as hell made other people around them happy/cured (sometimes). Their own lack of human awareness seemed to enable the power to actually solve problems.

    So my choice is to walk around thinking I'm God and solving everyone's problems (which I can and will do as a computer science/engineering major), or be aware of everyone else's humanity and my own actions and possibly render myself impotent to actually solve anything.

    Should I be the Bible thumping Batman figure causing more problems than I solve, or should I be the bleeding heart humanitarian that ends up changing nothing and annoying the hell out of everyone.

    This post is more or less rhetorical by the way - I could not have written it if it was for no audience. That lacks conviction somehow...
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    Re: Should I Become God?

    Alright......what?
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    Re: Should I Become God?

    There can only be one.

    I don't accept competition.
    I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
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    Re: Should I Become God?

    Jesus did not make choices for people...he offered one

    Think your analogy may be a little off

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    Re: Should I Become God?

    I don't think anyone is ready to be the next Jesus.

    However my answer is in my signature. Go the good route man.
    "I do not underestimate the ability of fanatical groups of terrorists to kill and destroy, but they do not threaten the life of the nation. Whether we would survive Hitler hung in the balance, but there is no doubt that we shall survive al-Qa'ida." -- Lord Hoffmann

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    Re: Should I Become God?

    Oh man. This guy just doesn't get it.
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    Re: Should I Become God?

    Most Modern Satanist feel they are their own god and it seems to work well for a lot of them.

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    Re: Should I Become God?

    We had enough problems when Bush tried to be God. we don't need more.

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    Re: Should I Become God?

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    Jesus did not make choices for people...he offered one

    Think your analogy may be a little off
    Jesus chose to make Mary Magdawhore cry on his feet while letting himself be tortured to death.

    The failure of Jesus Christ syndrome is in realizing that allowing yourself to come to physical harm and letting other people see it causes them to suffer. It is a fundamental lack of human awareness in the empathy of other people.

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    Re: Should I Become God?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    I don't think anyone is ready to be the next Jesus.

    However my answer is in my signature. Go the good route man.
    And what if I have the arrogance to run around doing things for people that they could have done themselves.

    How good is too good?

    Here is my example: I just gave a laptop and a gigabit wireless router to my next door neighbors so I could share their internet connection. They both know my stated motivation is bull****. Now the husband thinks I want to **** his wife, and the wife thinks I'm out of my mind (she's right).

    I just made two people that may or may not have been happy and comfortable, unhappy and uncomfortable by giving them too much too fast.

    Say hello to Jesus. He lives in my head. He ruins parties. He does more harm than good.

    Help me kill Jesus. I am learning to hate him.

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