Sympathy For The Almighty:
It's Not Easy Being God
An essay donated by Keith Gilmour
Feeling sorry for someone who owns their own universe may well be ridiculous
but it is very hard not to sympathize with God when we
actually try putting ourselves into His (or Her) shoes.
After an eternity being driven half mad by unimaginable loneliness and
unanswerable questions like "How did I get here?" and "Why am I God?",
you eventually figure out how to spark a universe. Then, after waiting billions
of years for life to evolve on just one of the
planets it spawned, you watch as life slowly feeds upon life in a cruel and
haphazard system destined to produce creatures clever enough to question the
origins of their existence.
Unfortunately, these creatures turn out not to be as intelligent as you had
hoped. They make up stories about you; they sacrifice animals to you; they
attribute bizarre (and often vicious) commands
to you - and they fight over whose side you might be on!
Worst of all, many pray to you for assistance when hit by
natural and manmade disasters. Unable to reach in
and help without wrecking the entire universe, you can only look on in horror as
your 'children' neglect (or annihilate) each other,
trash the planet and delude themselves with visions of the