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Are We God?

Ok, so this is my first ever blog post. I’m still rather new to this concept so bare with me here.

I came up with this strange idea while I was watching “Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman” on the Science Channel. I forget exactly what episode, but I started thinking to myself; what if god isn’t one of us, what if god is all of us?
Let me lay out my reasoning behind this idea.

We, as a society, picture god (or multiple gods) as rulers and creators of the universe. They do as they see fit. They have the capacity to build the cosmos, create galaxies, stars, and planets. It is within their own power to bring forth life and let it prosper. They also have the power to destroy, to create chaos, to bring balance and justice to an otherwise delusional place. So basically god can do everything, right?

Well can’t we as humans practically do everything, if not individually, but as a whole? Think about it. We humans are nearly the ruler of every living thing on the planet. Sure, we can’t control the weather, but we can control what lives and dies in the harsh drought or the hurricane. We work together to save many species, to protect ourselves and other living things around us. We strive to bring animals back from the brink of extinction. We can create new ecosystems, hell we can even genetically engineer new life.

With this great power comes the opposite side of the coin as well. We humans, as a society, also destroy. We have the power to wipe out a small forest, to dam a river, to flatten mountains, to annihilate entire areas of world. All with the press of a button. We also slowly seep away the natural resources of our Earth. We pollute. We eat. We destroy. We contaminate. And every single one of us is involved.

So with all this power to create and destroy, doesn’t that kind of make us god in a sense? Think about it. We can do as we please (albeit with enough money and resources). We can give, and we can take. And both of those come out in our nature.

On another note, where does the concept of god come from? Is it something we all naturally think of at a certain point in life? Almost every civilization, past and present, has some sort of deity they worship. So is this thinking of god something that we will just naturally do? If the concept of god is within us then who is to say that we, ourselves, are not the god in our heads?

Once again this is just a take I had on the concept of god(s) and our role in his/her/their identity. Are we, as a species, a god? Does god even exist? I am by no means trying to imply that god does exist. Nor am I saying god is false. This is just a concept of the mind. Something to think about, whether you believe or not.