Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Sanctuary

In New York City, there is a restaurant called Don Aniano's Pizza. If you go into the restaurant, and walk towards the back you will find a hallway. This hallway leads to the read exit, but also to the restrooms and kitchen. On the left side of the hallway there is a nondescript door. This door leads to a room, and room that is completely vacant save for a chair placed in the corner. The restaurant is not important to us, it is the room which we should speak about. It is a room that possesses a very interesting property. Namely, that god cannot see the actions that take place inside it. It is the proverbial blindspot in his omniscience.
That it is his blindspot is not a well known fact, in fact it had only been discovered by accident. One day Mario Claussen escorted Xavier McCartney into the the room where he promptly shot him in the head. After Mario's death, when he went before God, he was not judged for the sin of murder, only for the sin of thinking about murder. God had not seen the murder.


Somewhere else, in a church perhaps, two priests were conversing when one posited a hypothetical situation to the other.
"What if there where a place where god could not see into." The first said to the other.
"What do you mean?" Replied the second.
"A place that god could not see into, a place where your sins were not visible to him."
"I don't think that's possible. God is all knowing and all seeing." Said the second who was much more pious than the first.
"Just pretend for a moment."
"But how is such a place possible? How would it be constructed?"
"In some stories it's not the how that's important, but what happens that is more important."
"What would you do in such a place?" The first priest asked.
"I don't think I would do anything. Why would I need to? What would you do?"
"I would think about women and all the various things I could do to them.

This post is an installment in a continuing series of content coordinated by theme or motif with posts from Enoch Allred of Chiltingham, John Allred of clol Town, Jon Fairbanks of Funkadelic Freestylings of Another Sort, Eli Z. McCormick and Miriam Allred of Modern Revelation!, John D. Moore of Whatnot Studios, Joseph Schlegel of Sour Mayonnaise, Sven Patrick Svensson of Sadness? Euphoria?, William C. Stewart of Chide, Chode, Chidden, and WiL Whitlark of The Real McJesus. This week's theme: 'Sanctuary'.


Blogger Logan said...

Lyle's Constant.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Ideas Man, Ph.D. said...

Is admitting that that's what you'd think about tantamount to thinking it? And did the priests' discussion give God the idea of looking for his blindspot. How would he do so? Or did he will the blindspot (as part of his omnibenevolence --- untouched on here).

7:53 PM  

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