The First Rule of Being God

The First Rule of Being God March 7, 2015

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I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately to the depiction of powerful godlike beings on Star Trek. There is, on the one hand, a direct rejection on Star Trek of the appropriateness of any being demanding worship or treating less powerful beings as their playthings. Yet on the other hand, Gene Roddenberry said that he views humanity as part of God and becoming God.

And so perhaps the two together suggest that any being that has achieved something like genuine divinity will not proclaim its own divinity, will not manipulate others or torment them or humiliate them.

And so that led me to think the phrase might be encapsulated in a variation of the famous quote from Fight Club.

The first rule of being God is: don’t talk about being God.

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