Posted by: secretperson | October 20, 2008

Government Plays God

With the ever increasing authoritarianism of this government, in the name of stopping terrorists, it occurs to me that they just want to play God.

In their minds, government and the state are always on the side of good. They believe they always know what is to be done. They have CCTV and are introducing new rules on keeping phone calls and emails, so they can know everything and be in our lives at all times. And they want more powers to intervene so they can do this good for us.

In short they aspire towards being omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent and already believe themselves to be benign. All the aspects of the Christian God. And yet even He (supposedly) gives us free will, and faces the problem of evil (or ‘why does God allow bad things to happen?’).

If even an all knowing, all powerful and infinitely good God cannot solve the problems of the world, why on Earth do our government believe they can, given more power?

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