john9blue wrote:- no, that's called a thought experiment
- if i had a superiority complex then i wouldn't be willing to have an honest discussion with you... like some on this forum. in fact, i probably wouldn't even be here because i wouldn't consider you guys worthy of my time.
You're usually not this serious. Fine I'll stop the joking around.
john9blue wrote:- the religions almost all match on a few key points.
What would those be?
john9blue wrote:- i don't think cargo cults qualify as religions. they just adapted unnecessary beliefs into their existing religions.
How about scientology? mormonism?
Btw, check this out if you haven't heard of it, it's hilarious: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Philip_Movement
These things should be pretty good evidence that it isn't exactly hard for a religion to be formed out of complete and utter nonsense.
john9blue wrote:i thought we agreed that god didn't need to be more complex than the universe? can't complexity arise from simplicity?
Yes. That's why i specified an omnipotent omniscient
Can he hold all the information in the universe and have absolute power over the universe while being less complex than the universe ?
This argument doesn't apply to deistic interpretations, just to mainstream theistic ones.