‘God invented us and we invented God back.’

Leon Botstein, president of Bard College, offered the opportunity for yet another discussion of God’s existence and Stephen’s uncanny ability to mix the automatic fundamentalist response of his character, a more subtle reflection of his own just beneath the surface:

God invented us, we invented God back, we just paid the favor back. He’s eternally existing whether or not we believe in him. We created our knowledge of him, we created our acceptance of him, but God was there outside of time whether or not we believe in him.

Mr. Botstein proved to be a good humored and intelligent sparring partner for Stephen.


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  1. It is simple to say that we really cant say that god is real or god is not real with physical evidence. We also can prove that god both does and doesn’t exist. how this is possible is by a simple example composing of scientific theory. If you put a cat in a box with poison gas and you wait for a little bit and you don’t know about anything that is happening inside the box. You don’t know if the cat is dead or alive so there for the cat is both dead and alive at the same time. This also goes towards god, if you don’t know if god exists or doesn’t exist then there for god both doesn’t and does exist right now. Until we can open up that box we will never know for sure.

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