Monday, June 23, 2008

Lego God

A comment I've left over on Stephen Law's site, which may be worth sharing here.

My kids like to play with lego (so do I). Imagine they are making an item - eg a spaceship - and there is a piece missing, and the ship doesn't function properly without it.

The 'god of the gaps' argument says that God is the missing piece. Which leads to all sorts of problems for theology when the missing piece is discovered down the back of the sofa.

I would argue that God is Lego as such. That is, all the pieces are part of God. God is not so much a missing piece so much as the precondition for being able to build things at all.

In other words, the individual lego pieces are different aspects of life that are meaningful.

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