7.02.2009

Blogger Almighty

Ok, I hope you guys bite on this one. Imagine you are omnipotent perfect and loving deity for a day. One of your tasks is to come up with an appropriate punishment and sentences for the worst crimes imaginable. You can make it fair or not - you are all powerful, just this once...

Obviously we'll return to this subject.

11 comments:

Asylum Seeker said...

"You can make it fair or not"

Deal. I choose "not". Fuck fairness, I am omnipotent now! [Laughs maniacally]

Jared said...

I have a few questions:
1) Worst crimes imaginable to whom? What you consider the worst crime imaginable, I may consider mundane and boring.
2) Punishment? Why would I punish humans? I have a universe to run, am I supposed to have time for a single human?
3) Perfect by whose consideration? The person who has committed the crime or you?

Additionally, how is a perfect and loving being supposed to punish someone? I'd be perfect and loving...

oneblood said...

Ok I'll bite and take it all at face value.

I would force them into empathy with their victims.

They would feel, as much as possible, what the people they hurt felt during the action and aftermath, plus the full extent of the guilt which that would engender.

Stacy said...

I agree with Oneblood.
" I would force them into empathy with their victims. "
Like the "Penance stare" from Ghost Rider.

Asylum Seeker said...

OMG! Oneblood and Stacy, that's perfect. Amend my first post to say that so that I can retroactively claim full credit for it!

Also: Jared will be a cold and indifferent god. Which is also awesome. At least I get to be the malevolent god. Bad gods get all the ladies, I'm told.

oneblood said...

I guess it should read 'empathy for their victims.'

Ah English, youse always been goods to me.

Pliny-the-in-Between said...

Sorry OneBlood - the punishment for grammatical transgressions is steep. I must smite your 'with' ZOT! Tis done.

Michael Lockridge said...

I believe Oneblood captured the essence of Hell. Add to that being alone and fully aware of one's own nature (without the filters we all apply) and I think Fire and Brimstone would be a comparative pleasure.

mac said...

I'd give them about 100 years of smelling my wife's feet.

Then, all's forgiven. One can only suffer so much ;-)

Pliny-the-in-Between said...

Ohhhhhh Mac you could be in soo much trouble ;)

mac said...

shhhhh !