[Excerpt from IS JESUS “GOD”? Copyright © 2017 Edward K. Watson. All rights reserved. Section 7.2.]

 

What is the likelihood that the creator of the universe, a cosmos that may contain a trillion trillion planets, would be born on our planet? On the surface, it appears ridiculously unlikely until we stop and think about what exactly is being measured. If God is a self-aware thinking entity, and if he were to become mortal to unite the mortal with the divine and provide creatures with moral agency the opportunity of obtaining transformative forgiveness; wouldn’t he do so in a world that has self-aware thinking morally-aware entities? Otherwise, what’s the point since non-intelligent amoral entities wouldn’t understand and appreciate the incarnation and substitutionary sacrifice?

Thus, it isn’t the number of planets that needs to be used for the calculation, but the number of worlds with self-aware, thinking beings with genuine moral agency, and as far as we can tell, we’re it. There’s no other world we see that has intelligent morally-aware creatures. So, the sample size is one, or 100% likely, and this will never change unless we meet and communicate with intelligent aliens with the same ethical and moral capabilities. In other words:

We need a Star Wars universe containing many self-aware, intelligent alien species with genuine moral agency before we can even consider expanding the sample size.

Thus, even if we eventually encounter intelligent aliens, if they do not possess a genuine moral agency—knowing right from wrong, awareness of sin, sense of guilt, and so forth; the odds stay the same at one world, ours, that God can become mortal.

Furthermore, if God needed to experience physical mortality, he needed to be born somewhere. One place is as good as any. Why not this world?

 

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