Tuesday, January 16, 2007

I've been very busy with the 24 Season Premier and A Short Meme

Yes, I have some thrilling updates regarding Kate & Sarah with photos to share. But for the past 2 evenings I've been very busy watching the first 4 hours of an all new 24. Frankly, I'm a little worried about Jack. So anyway, I'll get those photos posted tonight, I promise.

Meanwhile, at Kevin's request, here's a religion meme to pass the time. Don't know what a meme (rhymes with dream) is? Here's a nice summation from Brent Sibly at the University of Canterbury's Dept of Philosophy:

Memes offer us a way to understand our psychology and the evolution of our
thoughts, technology, artifacts, music, and art. They can be defined as small
sets of instructions that produce behavior. When enough of these instructions
get together in a brain, a mind develops. Such a mind can be understood and
predicted by looking at its composite memes.

OK, so here we go, we'll call this Kevin's meme (Kevin you better respond to this in the comments or I'm coming after you). Everyone else, please take a moment to sate our curiosity. No judgements, just wondering.

What is God? - "God" is the metaphorical embodiment of the divine; a single name for all that is good and powerful

Where is God? - There is God in everything and everyone, even if you'd swear some people contain no good at all

What does God do? - God allows us to exist as a community, to be connected in some way to every other thing in our world and to ourselves as sentient beings

12 comments:

Farrago_NW said...

I think it would be funny to do this meme with product placements. Where is God? Try Starbucks.

Farrago_NW said...
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Farrago_NW said...

ok ok ok, goddammit.

What is God: God is the fundamental light inside of me. God is my potential for and tendency toward beauty, gain, and good.

For me, God exists only within my self (and for you I believe, only within your self).

God doesn't do anything -- I do things. If I want to enjoy life, then I need to make efforts to nurture and strengthen my God nature. Like a muscle, I can strengthen God by calling upon it.

RFKeith said...

What is God? - Clapton.

Where is God? - Currently on the other line or away from his desk.

What does God do? - He builds dams. Umm ... he's like a muscle.

Farrago_NW said...

Lisa, you owe me a dollar. Thanks, Keith.

Kicking N. Screaming said...

Yeah, like I'd a' taken THAT bet.

Delphi said...

I don't see God at Starbucks. Maybe in one of those pokey second hand bookshops. The ones with unpredictable opening hours and owners who shuffle around in carpet slippers. Or maybe as a gardener at some old estate in Britain. Making the flowers grow impossibly beautiful.

Farrago_NW said...

Lisa, maybe we should add to the meme to increase the participation here:

Can you make God rhyme with diarrhea?

RFKeith said...

Rhyme God with the word "diarrhea", or with the sound that it makes? Either way, I'm working on it. Late into the night, you'll see a fundamental light on inside of me.

Navilyn said...

I'm sorry, I can't even offer a 'serious' comment. And, that's because am sitting here cracking up at farrago_nw & rfkeith's comments!

Absolutely hilarious...

ps: I think God is a good 'spirit', or 'being' (not sure what other word to use), and he looks after us...

Drunkle Steve said...
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Drunkle Steve said...

He asked me "What is God"
I said "God is the energy that connects all of us to each other, and to everything in the universe, and makes us one"
Then I said "You are God"
And he said "I know you are, but what am I"