I’m trying to decided whether using google as an analogy for God is appropriate or not. There are certain similarities that would help make God more accessible to geeks.
First I considered the possibility of using an open source analogy… it all started when I was trying to explain that it’s not inconsistent for an omnipotent God to change his system of doing things…
“The logic is perfectly consistent. The OT is a precursor to the NT – and certain things from the Old system are replaced in the new. It’s like a software upgrade that makes that piece of technology so much more awesome. In fact – the OT is like a proprietary software system that only works for the original company that won the contract,and in the NT it’s open source. Available for all. For free. Actually, it’s more like shareware because you don’t get to hack the code to bits and make it do whatever you want…”
Here are five ways God is like Google…
- He knows everything
- His slogan is “don’t be evil”
- His products are free and good and available to anyone who wants to use them
- It’s best if you just take them as they naturally appear and don’t go around trying to outdo the core program with your own stupidity
- While everything comes free and easy, he’s actually keeping a record of everything you’ve ever done in order to target you better.
Yeah, so it’s not perfect. But help me refine it in the comments.