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If others thought you were a God...

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09 Nov 2014 08:41 #168857 by Brenna

steamboat28 wrote:

Brenna wrote: I think it might be interesting to know which god other people might see us as. Perhaps highlight aspects we may not readily see for ourselves.


I think this deserves a separate thread, Brenna. Would you be so kind? I am terribly curious. :D


Happy to oblige dear friend.

How shall we do this? Anyone who wants to know comments and people add their thoughts or shall I put together an anon survey monkey or something?



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09 Nov 2014 21:34 #168950 by Brenna
:) Seems you have no takers Steam. Apart from what I sent you :D



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Part of the seduction of most religions is the idea that if you just say the right things and believe really hard, your salvation will be at hand.

With Jediism. No one is coming to save you. You have to get off your ass and do it yourself - Me
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09 Nov 2014 21:35 - 09 Nov 2014 21:36 #168951 by steamboat28
However you'd like. I'm fine with public, if folks are agreeable.

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10 Nov 2014 17:42 - 10 Nov 2014 17:44 #169033 by Rickie

If others thought you were a God


1) It's unlikely I'm a god. I'm pretty sure I'm just a man. :)

Wondering what god people see in me seems disingenuous. ;)

Refer to line one...

Peace, kindness, compassion, tolerance, truth, knowledge, strength of mind, body and spirit are not always companions of mine but are always pursued.
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17 Sep 2017 23:55 #301767 by Lykeios
Haha. Wondering which God/Goddess people think I am like seems like borderline hubris, but I'm game.

This could be a fun game as long as people don't let their answers go to their heads.

"I sae rantingly, an sae dauntingly, sae wantonly gaed he. He played a tune and he danced all aroond below the gallows tree."

"Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man." -Zhuangzi
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18 Sep 2017 10:10 - 18 Sep 2017 10:13 #301782 by JamesSand

Wondering which God/Goddess people think I am like seems like borderline hubris, but I'm game.


You're right, pondering ourselves as divine beings, superior to all else and gifted with dominion over lesser creatures and perhaps reality itself is teetering toward conceit.


I suspect most mortals see me as a raving sandwich-board wearing loony more than a god, but let's take this as given with a sort of Gaiman-esque "if I had been a God, and had to find new work once people stopped caring", I'd probably have been Nurgle, Urfather of Chaos and lord of plagues and despair.

I base this on the fact that, after sarcasm - scarification, and delicious food are my two very favourite things.
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18 Sep 2017 11:42 #301785 by jzen
Perhaps it's only conceit if we see this as an elevation of our status. Perhaps we are diminishing the status of the divine instead. Or perhaps maybe we're just simplifying what it means to be divine, removing it from the social and cultural constructs we've come to associate with it. ;)
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18 Sep 2017 12:30 #301789 by JLSpinner
I would hope I'd come across as a symbol of balance and discipline. But those are the concepts held by my ego. The only way to know is to find the remote village that built my statue. :-)
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18 Sep 2017 15:36 #301795 by Kobos
If one told me I was a god I would hand them my knife and tell them to cut me, I bleed just like they do because, I am just a human. Now if I don't bleed well, then there is an interesting conversation to be had :).

Fighting what you cannot see, will only lead you to lash out with violence towards everyone. Know your enemy, and you may find yourself a friend.

You can act real rude and totally removed
And I can act like an imbecile- Men without hats

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18 Sep 2017 19:13 #301809 by Kit
haha I think it'd be fun to play with this. I know this was originally aimed at others picking out aspects but in lieu of that, what about we picking our own out? Who here is our God of CAT5? Our Goddess of Excel? Our Lord of Paint? Lady of the Weights? Do we have a Goddess of the Stars? God of the Kitchen? Father of Words? Mother of Beasts?

What's your passion? What part of the Divine shines through you? If you were part of a pantheon, what would your aspects be?

I bet you can guess what I am ;)
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Now, what about you? :D
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