Part two of yesterday’s bakwaas. Guys and girls, this is serious blasphemy, just for fun, which I myself doesn’t subscribe to. It’s upto you to go ahead after this disclaimer.
There’s a poem in Telugu –
endendu vedakina andande kaladu
(Don’t have a doubt whether he is here or there, Lord Vishnu is omnipotent. Wherever you search for him, you’ll find him there).
This is the part of a story where the son of a demon replies when he asks where your god is. The boy tells this poem and then points at a pillar. His father, who hates the gods, breaks the pillar only to be mauled by a half-human, half-leonine form of the god Vishnu.
Now, leaving all this serious business aside, let me ask a philosophical question. Can a quark be my god? We know for sure it is omnipotent. Let me list out the primary attributes of the god and lets see if Hydrogen fits into the definition.
Aseity – God is independent and doesn’t need us. Does a quark need a human for it’s existence? It’s ridiculous to think of.
Graciousness – Define grace. If grace is a physical attribute, then the quark, which is the building block of everything in the universe, posesses it.
Holiness – God is separate from sin and is incorruptible. So is a quark.
Immanence – God is manifested in the material world. So is a quark.
Immutability – God cannot change. This is a problem for my quark. It changes into everything.
Impassibility – God cannot suffer. So is a quark.
Impeccability – God cannot sin. Can a quark sin?
Incorporeality – God is shapeless. Do we know the shape of the sun, forget about the quark? May be we may know the day when we will be in a position to scientifically measure it’s size. By that time, we find out that it’s not the quark, but something much smaller, which forms the quark like the simpleton Hydrogen.
Incomprehensibility – God can’t be known fully. Can you know fully about a quark?
Infinity – God is measured in terms of infinity. Can a single quark do anything? If we are talking of anything, it means we are talking of a hell lot of quarks which do something. Do you call them minions of the mother quark which first came, a quark only knows from where?
Jealousy – God favours the good and the believers. My quark doesn’t care who it is. It treats everyone the same.
Love – God loves those who love him. He loved Lucifer, but does he love Lucifer now? My quark doesn’t care about these.
Omnibenevolence – God is all good. Can you prove a quark is not all good?
Omnipotence – God is all powerful. So is a quark. Without it, nothing can exist.
Omnipresence – God is everwhere. So is a quark.
Omniscience – God knows everything. Logically, as a quark forms everything, it knows everything as well.
Oneness – Gos id only one. Can you prove that there is no mother quark from which everything else came out?
Providence – God cares for the universe. Think whether the universe exists if the quark marches off in exile.
Righteousness – God is always correct. Nothing can go wrong at the quark level.
Simplicity – God is not partly this and partly that, but an entirety. Can you split a quark into two?
Sovereignty – No one can tether the god. Prepare a lasso so small to tehter my quark. Then I’ll say quark is not my god.
Transcendence – God is eternal. So is a quark. Science tells that.
Veracity – God cannot lie. A quark has no voice. It simply oscillates this way and that.
Wrath – God is capable of unbearable anger. Whatever weapon we make, is made out of quarks.
Effectively to say, a quark satisfies the definition of a god, except for a bit or two. If this is the case, why can’t I simply treat a quark as my god and go along?