So obviously there’s a sizable amount of us who aspire to godhood, so I thought I’d take a few minutes to share some of my thoughts on the matter. Specifically whether godhood is truly achievable and if it is, whether it would be desirable to perceive yourself to be a god.
As always, I’ll start with a definition.
(in Christianity and other monotheistic religions) the creator and ruler of the universe and source of all moral authority; the supreme being.
(in certain other religions) a superhuman being or spirit worshipped as having power over nature or human fortunes; a deity.
“a moon god”
Here’s the dictionary definition. Now, although the dictionary addresses some of the characteristics of a god, it doesn’t truly define it to a sufficient resolution, so to speak: it doesn’t truly capture the full picture.
With that in mind, let’s consider another definition of God. The atheist definition. Ask an atheist whether god exists and they’ll answer no, obviously, but they may go on to state that any being with sufficient levels of technology could be perceived by us to be a god ( I believe it was Richard Dawkins who said that, while explaining why he would never believe in God). So from this, we conclude that the atheist definition of a God is simply a vein with control over the world around them that is so beyond our own level of control, that it is simply beyond our comprehension: people lack the capacity to understand, so they call it divine. So really divinity is simply the state of being beyond the observer’s comprehension.
So baring this in mind, what is it to become a god? Well, it’s reaching a state where by your own abilities are so advanced and intrinsic to your nature that you are unable to fully comprehend your own actions. Essentially, it’s the state of losing agency over yourself and becoming control incarnate. The state of becoming an inanimate tool that acts without being able to understand it’s own nature.
We could also view achieving godhood from the perspective of another person. Essentially, reaching the point where those around you cannot comprehend you fully. This is ultimately a useless goal, as the point at which someone perceives a god is all relative to their own power/ technology level etc. So really, we are all gods and not gods simultaneously, from the perspective of the world around us.
Anyway, so what was the point of this post? Well I suppose it was to stress the point that shooting for godhood is a pointless goal because you either end up losing all agency over yourself or end up trying to achieve something you both already achieved and will never achieve.
Become a living God is a good slogan, but you should actually aim to become the living embodiment of control; a state of understanding yourself and the world around you, while being connected enough to the energies that flow through it to manipulate it with precision and full comprehension. We are all gods to some, simpletons to others, but hopefully obvious and straightforward to ourselves.