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If there are no gods, doesn't making one's self a god make one a theist?
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If there are no gods, doesn't making one's self a god make one a theist?
It occurred to me while playing Dragon Age Inquisition.

Corypheus, a magister/darkspawn, entered the Black City, the game's equivalent of real life's Heaven, and he found the thrones empty.

Therefore, he decided that he would become a god in a world where people prayed and did not have their prayers answered because there were no gods to answer those prayers.

In essence, doesn't him making himself a god make him a theist?

After all, in our world today merely the belief in a god makes one a theist, even if there is no evidence of that god's existence.
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RE: If there are no gods, doesn't making one's self a god make one a theist?
An existent heaven devoid of God(s) is different . . .
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RE: If there are no gods, doesn't making one's self a god make one a theist?
Since in naming himself god he won't be believing in a higher power than himself whom he might worship, hence he would be an atheist! Tongue
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RE: If there are no gods, doesn't making one's self a god make one a theist?
Since god of the bible mentions other gods, that makes him a theist who acknowledges other gods in existence.
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RE: If there are no gods, doesn't making one's self a god make one a theist?
(May 20, 2017 at 5:13 pm)Lutrinae Wrote: Since god of the bible mentions other gods, that makes him a theist who acknowledges other gods in existence.

If one worships a god, then he himself isn't the highest power a.k.a god
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RE: If there are no gods, doesn't making one's self a god make one a theist?
Doesn't history tell us that this does not work out to well for the people who try it? Caligula? Hitler? Ayn Rand? Marshall Applewhite? jesus?
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RE: If there are no gods, doesn't making one's self a god make one a theist?
Humans as individuals, families and groups in our history have always fancied their ideas as a cure, but no. 

God/god/s/supernatural/deity DO NOT EXIST.

Can humans act out their fantasy? Yes, but that does not make any god real.

Humans are not God/god/s deities/ super natural because no such thing exists.

I'd only say that may do protect a club far too often because that is what they are raised with.
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RE: If there are no gods, doesn't making one's self a god make one a theist?
(May 20, 2017 at 4:31 pm)Lutrinae Wrote: It occurred to me while playing Dragon Age Inquisition.

Corypheus, a magister/darkspawn, entered the Black City, the game's equivalent of real life's Heaven, and he found the thrones empty.

Therefore, he decided that he would become a god in a world where people prayed and did not have their prayers answered because there were no gods to answer those prayers.

In essence, doesn't him making himself a god make him a theist?

After all, in our world today merely the belief in a god makes one a theist, even if there is no evidence of that god's existence.

Yes, if you believed that you were god, you'd be a Theist. Also mentally ill.
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RE: If there are no gods, doesn't making one's self a god make one a theist?
And if a god doesn't believe in itself is that low self esteem or blasphemy?
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RE: If there are no gods, doesn't making one's self a god make one a theist?
(May 23, 2017 at 5:03 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote: And if a god doesn't believe in itself is that low self esteem or blasphemy?

I'm not sure. Maybe it is a demonstration of its humility?











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