The Church of Google: Google is God

by Eric Steinhart

Many thanks to Zike for pointing me to The Church of Google.

The Church of Google website gives nine lovely arguments for the divinity of Google.

The Church of Google website also gives excellent replies to objections against the divinity of Google.


Guest Contributor Eric Steinhart is a professor of philosophy at William Paterson University. Many of his papers can be found here .

About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • Daniel Fincke

    The arguments are surprisingly intriguing, but there is an unresolved issue they do not address. Which Google is God? The search engine or the company? Are they both gods? Is this a polytheistic religion? Or is this one of those gods with multiple manifestations (like, say, in Hinduism) or is there one “substance” of Google with multiple “persons” like in Christianity?

    Until there is some clarity on such complicated theological questions as these, I’m not sure I can join.

  •;u=30807 Rosenda Urena

    I have a blog that’s private, so no one else sees it, but I still want to make it look nice. How can I personalize my blog without fucking it all up?.