7 November 2002
Skies and screens of blue
James Lileks, waxing philosophical about the interaction of the divine and the damnable:
This is where computers meet the realms of philosophy: if a thing is impossible, yet appears before you, then it obviously is not impossible. Yet it is not possible for it to be possible. All those philosophers who wondered if it was possible for God to create an object He could not move are missing the point. If God is running Windows, then He will just get an error message informing Him that the object does not exist.
And, being God, He will have known in advance He would get that message.
And I thank Him that He apparently doesn't think in hex; I have enough trouble with ten commandments, let alone sixteen.