See, I believe in the Big Guy. I’m the accidental pilgrim- a lapsed Catholic who goes to church . . to vote. I’m probably on double secret probation, but I’m still confident I could score big on my Pearly Gates entrance exam . . if there’s a curve. Besides, I always imagined God to be sorta like Bill Cosby- stern, but with an appreciation for comedic timing. Plus, I never did anything that was smite-worthy, that I can remember.
Science as wonder and imagination, I like. Science as bully, with Stephen Hawking playing the role of Luca Brasi? Not so much. Who are these people to play God, and refute him at the same time? The only higher powers I refute live in Hollywood.
Imagine the consequences if there is no God. An athlete’s God given ability will be credited to corporate benefactors. That “In God We Trust” motto on our currency would be a tramp stamp. And “One nation, under terra firma”? Sounds Darwinian. Nick Saban becomes the “Coaching Boss”, unless Joyce Meyers sues for trademark infringement. Instead of the standard “God Bless America” the President will end his speech with a simple line. People with God complexes would merely have complexes. God fearing people would be fearless. Any guy wearing a “God’s Gift to Women” shirt is lying (who knew?). And when a woman does this . . she’s . . yanno.
Take God out of our simplest everyday equations, and there wouldn’t even be hell to pay! Which begs another question. If there’s no hell, where do the musicians go? And what about Congress, and the Kardashians?
If scientists have their way, they liquidate God’s friends too. And did anyone have more interesting company than God? Other than Johnny Carson, I mean. There was Eve, whose dalliance with an apple revolutionized consumer electronics. Noah built a vessel with enough leg room to house his family . . and two of every animal on earth. Cain was the first “person of interest” in world history. David slew the dinosaurs . . with a slingshot. And all Moses did was part the sea. What do scientists have that compares with that? Oh I forgot, they have James Cameron who found all that money at the bottom of it.
I look at it this way. If science kills God, we got L. Ron Hubbard as a fallback option. And if that doesn’t scare you, the idea of Tom Cruise wearing sandals . . . should.