Was Yahweh a Computer?
Posted by NT Wrong on May 15, 2008
A startling new theory suggests that Yahweh may have been a computer designed by an ancient civilization:
“If you look at the way the people of a few thousand years ago interacted with their God, the similarity to interacting with a computer is inescapable.
Consider the behavior of a computer when you try to interact with it and it’s feeling uncooperative. The obstinacy, the perverse malevolence, the capriciousness, the dictatorial edicts telling you to do this certain thing, when this certain thing doesn’t exist, its snide little windows telling you how stupid you are and how badly you’ve screwed up. The computer is unapproachable except on its own terms. You have to do precisely what it says, and then it perversely tells you that was the wrong thing to do. You must pay obeisance to it and its procedures to gain access to communication with it, and even then, it smugly refuses to answer, or answers another, unrelated question altogether.”
– Ed Martin, ‘Was the God of the Ancients a Computer?’
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