No, actually, I didn't.
It was a preemptive answer to a question in case you asked it to save some time.
Cool. And I'm all about saving time. And I don't mean to have a semantic argument; these are real ideas I'm trying to express. In that spirit, I'll just lay it out as concisely as I can.
There was a Creator; it's the only way I can account for the existence of truth. There's also the problem of the origin of the big bang. But I don't believe in magic, so where does that leave me? I believe the creation of the universe was hard work, with no magic involved, probably a truly supreme and ultimate effort, and those raw materials and energy came from somewhere. The only plausible explanation I can come up with, is that it came from God himself. In other words, we live in, and are made out of, the body of God, so to speak.
It logically follows then, that God is dead, and has been for some time. 'Dead' not being entirely accurate, as the universe is alive, and we are alive within it, and I doubt we are the only ones. So, a metamorphosis, as the conversation above explored, is a possible description. Why though? Why would you do such a thing to yourself?
Profit. The only reasonable explanation is that it is an investment. As his 'children' (we are actually child particles of the big bang, and also consider the one common thread of all religions over the history of man; we are the creator's children) the implication is, we are going to grow up someday to be just like him. I guess that means united in love and harmony, with enlightenment and understanding of all things. At which point, you have God, a trillion fold. Or whatever the population of the universe is at the time. *That*, would be worth it.
And that implies to me a few things. First off, it could fail. The whole thing is a gamble. If we kill each other, and don't grow into our potential before the heat death of the universe, then it was kind of all for nothing, and God committed suicide. Also, we are kind of on our own at this point, so the atheists are right in a way. You can't just pray your way out of cause and effect. God is not in a position to help us, even if he can be defined as still existing. Not that he should help us if he could. If he did, then we would simply be kept pets in an aquarium. You can't grow that way; you have to actually be free. Actually it's probably us that are more in a position to help Him (or Them). We would do that, by getting on with the journey, and growing up. We may have until that final entropic event to get it right, but I don't think we have to take that long if we don't want to.
Nope, I am just concerned for the field of science.
Really? You just have to go for the ad hominem a second time? Sort of makes me regret taking the time to respond. But there are others here that don't mind tossing around ideas, even if it's just for fun.