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Oh Pratchett, how you make me think….

I just had to write a quick post about this.  I’ve been thinking about many things lately, and I’ve found that I’m thinking about other things even while I’m reading my current book, The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett.  Oh, the book has been good so far, I’ve just been distracted.  But when I was reading earlier today (while eating my lunch), I read a section, stopped, redirected all my attention to the page, and read it again.

Yep, Pratchett did it again.  He came up with another (somehow believable) character that just made me stop and think.  What character is it?  A unnamed god who is a atheist.  I just sat for a moment or two thinking about it, and then came to the conclusion that I couldn’t find a reason why there couldn’t be a atheistic god.  Does the god not believe in gods, or does he just not believe in himself?  If he doesn’t believe in himself, does he not believe he is a god or does he just lack self-confidence?

Whether it’s agoraphobic bogeymen or simple anthropomorphic personifications, Pratchett does have a tendency to make me stop and think.