J.K. Rowling and God: The Theoretical Analogy

I was on the train platform the other day listening to the podcast of the Yogpod. I really suggest you listen to this segment, because they gave me the idea of comparing God and J.K. Rowling (or any writer as matter of fact), plus it is completely hilarious!

(if you don’t wanna listen to the whole thing, you can skip to 4:40)

Now I know many philosophers have been doing this comparison-contrast-analogy-thing to prove and/or disprove God’s existence. I just wanted to join the bandwagon and see what I can come up with :D So bear with me, this is purely for academic and experimental purposes only.

ANYWAY, enough of that.

When Simon illustrates himself what he’d be like if he read Harry Potter, he’d instantly rant about the plot. He said “Voldemort, just fucking kill! Just fucking kill him!” (as he talks about Harry’s intentions in the story) and that’s when it struck me. Continue reading “J.K. Rowling and God: The Theoretical Analogy”

WordPress, User Roles and God

A couple of days back, I decided to make another blog entirely for indie, not-so-well-known, hipster etc. music, but I couldn’t do it alone. I knew this would soon die if I didn’t have other people pitching in. So I asked a very close-to-my-heart friend to help me out.

Here in WordPress, only people with WP accounts can go and collaborate on a single blog. So I sent her an invite.

The next step was to decide what she would be in the blog, and WordPress makes a description of the user roles along with an evident hierarchy of it (the roles, that is).

Contributor

A contributor can edit their posts but cannot publish them. When a contributor creates a post, it will need to be submitted to an administrator for review. Once a contributor’s post is approved by an administrator and published, however, it may no longer be edited by the contributor.

The Contributors, if I were to compare them in a religious stand point, are the common people of God.

Author

An author can edit, publish and delete their posts, as well as upload files/images.

The Author would probably be the priests, pope, bishops etc.

Editor

An editor can publish, edit, and delete any posts/pages, moderate comments, manage categories, manage tags, manage links and upload files/images.

Now the Editor, I believe, is Jesus Christ. The Prophet. It kinda suits him, right?

And finally:

Administrator

An administrator has full and complete ownership of a blog, and can do absolutely everything. This person has complete power over posts/pages, comments, settings, theme choice, import, users – the whole shebang. Nothing is off-limits, including deleting the entire blog.

Only one administrator per blog is recommended!

God is the Administrator. He can do anything and nothing is off-limits. But there is a catch, there should only be one.

Now I’ve got nothing to prove with I just discovered :P I just thought it might be interesting for you to know :D

Why am I in College? || Some advice for college students!!! (Seriously.)

Most if not all  college students get asked the question “Why are you in college?”. Normally our response would be:

  • A. Get a good job
  • B. Make a lotta money (aka get a good job)
  • C. To find meaning in life (???)
  • D. I have no idea
  • E. ALL OF THE Above
  • These answers would be pretty normal if you didn’t know what you wanted, what you truly and authentically wanted. Socrates gave some really good advice to people whilst he was still alive: “KNOW THYSELF”. Two words, just two damn simple words and yet our response is kinda like “Psshhh, I know ma’self bro/dog/dude/wha’ever!” That does not sound real assuring. Continue reading “Why am I in College? || Some advice for college students!!! (Seriously.)”

    How I Put Up With My Weekly University Torture…

    We have this thing our university called The Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS) under the National Service Training Program the government established in 2001.  So what we do basically is going to an economically depressed area and help them out. We gain experience and understanding with what they go through in their lives; we try to take some of that load off their shoulders. We do that for 8 weeks, then we never get to see them again. Which is a good thing for me.

    There are two courses under NSTP, one is the said above and the other is ROTC. We all know that one. I didn’t join ROTC because Continue reading “How I Put Up With My Weekly University Torture…”

    It’s crazy, but it just might be true.

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    So many, if not all, of you know that I’m not Christian/Roman Catholic, it’s just written on paper and that’s it. I am neither an Atheist, Agnostic, Deist nor (definitely) a religious nonconformist. To be honest I don’t know what I am :P I’m still trying to find out actually, I thought I was Deist, but there are some characteristics of a Deist that I do not posses and/or do not agree with :)) it’s complex :P Anyway… I spend lots and lots of time trying to figure out if “God” does exist or trying to prove that “God” doesn’t exist. But one day, an idea popped into my head, and I was astounded by the idea, an in fact I was kinda excited. It isn’t a “theory” on the non-existence of “God” but rather, how “God” was created by man, AND I MEAN CREATED by man. And here’s a hint, man’s intention for creating such, is good. For so long we’ve heard about how man created “God” and why, but it’s always been in the negative sense. My idea is different, and the best part is, it CAN happen. :D

    I’ll be posting my idea as soon as possible, I just some time to gather my thoughts before writing :P

    If you can guess what the picture above is, then you’ve got another hint :P But it’ll still be kinda hard to figure it out :))