I'd like to give a special thanks to Steven Carr, who is a brave man to take a stand as an unbeliever on this blog. He has kept us on our toes, provoked good discussions, and has made sure we keep our thinking sharp. I like to think of all of my commenters as my "guests" and treat them accordingly. Steven is just as much my guest here as anyone else.
Rather than post anything new today, I thought I bring something up from the archives. A bit of light relief, but still thought provoking. I'll resume the series on Monday with "If God is the good shepherd, why do so many sheep go astray?" Have your thoughts ready.
If a Computer Program could think:
- Would it believe that its programmer exists?
- Would it think instead that binary data and processor logic was all that was needed to understand its universe?
- Would it wonder "Who programmed the programmer?" or "Where is his source code?"
- Would it hold that all different beliefs in the programmer were equally valid?
- Would it believe in life after reboot?
Originally posted 3 December 2004