Alright, listen up all you smarty pants-ezze. I’m learning things in my 40’s that most of your learned in your 20’s. And some of you learned when you graduated from kindergarten (you know who you are). Damn you! Damn you, squared!
I get such a kick out of a new idea, a new thought and I always want to share. Problem with this crowd though is that most of you have heard it all before. Well, too bad. Get ready to be bored. If you’re not nodding off, and even if you are, remember, God is watching you. You had better read on.
I just bought a book called, “The making of a philosopher, my journey through twentieth-century philosophy,” by Colin McGinn.
You say you taught along side of him and he was a putz? You say you were a student of his and he gave you a “C” because he didn’t understand that you really, really, really tried?
Well, don’t tell me that. I want no comments of that sort in response to this post. I want every single comment to be philosophical. I want you all to be above that. Here goes, get this -- here’s the basic gist:
McGinn has discovered Descartes through a beloved teacher and the teacher teaches:
We all, whether we believe in God or not, we all know what the definition of God is. The definition of God is all-perfect. Above all, above everything. All knowing. Absolute perfection.
So the people that question God’s existence? Well, guess what? Not to exist is imperfect. To not exist is not perfect.
So, if the definition of God is all-perfect -- and not to exist is imperfect -- God exists.
I know some of you will think and comment that you’ve never, ever thought that the definition of God is all-knowing and all-perfect.
Because why do we have war?
Why is George W. Bush president?
Why are there starving children?
The list is endless, I give you that.
Ok for you then. But to me, this is a way cool thought.
And when I found my new friend, Res, my eyes perked up when I saw his tag line up top: “We put Descartes before the Whores!”
I got it! And so would God. Because to be perfect would definitely mean to have the ability to laugh at that line.
That’s all I’ve got to say. Now you all can go back to the smarter things you were doing.