Today I was thinking about how religion is a tool for controlling the masses. If you can get them to think someone in the sky is watching them at all times, they will be more law abiding citizens. Then, I thought, “What if we all found out that God was not watching us?” That gave me an idea for a movie. Please tell me what you think?
God appears in the sky on a giant TV and says in all the languages of the world:
“Listen, dudes, you guys need to shut up. You are annoying the heck out of me. About 13 Billion years ago, I was mixing a cocktail out of some cosmic forces like energy, entropy, dark matter, and added some pi and the number e and all of a sudden, cablooy! There was a giant explosion and I got really intoxicated for 13 Billion years. I woke up recently with a terrible hangover and all I could hear was this annoying chatter, complaining and whining in my ear: ‘I want this. I want that. Save my mother. Help the Rockets win, blah, blah, blah.’ I thought that unless I want to hear this stuff in my ear, I had better make an announcement.”
“I do not give a darn about your little problems. I am not answering any prayers. You guys have been on your own and will always be on your own. Would someone please video this and tell all your progeny that there is no God to help you or give you an afterlife. Now leave me alone so I can nurse this hangover and get on with my art.”
The rest of the novel and movie would be about the fallout of this event. I would begin by developing some characters: a politian, a preacher, an atheist, and others. Then I would follow these characters through the repercussions of there being no God to pray to and no afterlife. What would the churches do? What would the governments do? I think the conservative right would be ranting and raving that everyone was going to turn homosexual and perform sodomy in the streets.
I would show some characters that would start stealing and lying but then start to feel the guilt that would ensue from that and they would experience the consequences of their actions. Eventually, everyone would realize they didn’t need God all along.
What do you think? One of my sons said he would watch this movie if I got Leonardo Decaprio to play the politician. My other son said it was a terrible idea. My friend was rather non-committal. Would you go see this movie?