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A Conversation Between Man and God

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Man : “Hello God, how are you?”

God : “Never better, Man. How about you?”

Man : “Quite fine. Thanks to you.”

God : “You are very welcome, Man. But remember, I know everything. I know that there’s something disturbing you. What’s wrong?”

Man : “You got me there, God. Actually, I have many questions about life.”

God : “Really? What is it? Ask me, I am quite certain that I will have the answers to all your questions.”

Man : “Nah. It’s okay. I think it’s better to keep the answers hidden.”

God : “It’s okay, Man. I won’t be mad because of a question from a man.”

Man : “If you insist.”

God : “I’m insisting.”

Man : “Okay then. Hmmm…First question, who made the television set, God?”

God : “It was me. But I used a man named Vladimir Kosma Zworykin and Philo Taylor Farnsworth as the media.”

Man : “Was it two people?”

God : “They share the invention. Zworykin invented the iconoscope and Fansworth invented the electron scanning tube.”

Man : “Nice, even though I don’t know what that means. Next question, may I know who is the maker of cigarette?”

God : “Of course, Man. It was me, but this time the media is the Arawak people of the Caribbean.”

Man : “Wow. Great. You really know everything.”

God : “Remember, Man. I am God.”

Man : “Indeed you are. But I still have questions that I need to ask.”

God : “Sure. Shoot it, Man.”

Man : “Who made all the plants in the universe, God?”

God : “It was me, Man.”

Man : “No media this time?”

God : “No. It was purely me, except the fake ones that your kind made.”

Man : “Nice. What about the animals?”

God : “It was me. No media.”

Man : “Even the dinosaurs?”

God : “Of course.”

Man : “But what about Dolly? Dolly the sheep?”

God : “O yeah. How is she? I remember her. She’s a cute sheep, isn’t she?”

Man : “Yes, she is. You use some scientists as the media, aren’t you?”

God : “Indeed. I only help the scientists. I pitied them.”

Man : “Cool. What about me and all of my kind?”

God : “Me.”

Man : “Even Lou Reed, Kurt Cobain, John Lennon, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones, and Elvis Presley?”

God : “Yup.”

Man : “So you also made Michael Jackson?”

God : “Yup.”

Man : “But why?”

God : “It’s personal.”

Man : “Okay, I get it if you don’t want to tell me. What about the solar system?”

God : “Me.”

Man : “The angels? Gabriel and such?”

God : “Me.”

Man : “The devils? Lucifer and such?”

God : “It was me. Sorry for that.”

Man : “It’s okay, but what about you? Who made you, God?”

God : “Errr…………”


Written by Reno Nismara

December 16, 2008 at 6:08 pm

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  1. hahahahahahaha.a really intriguing conversation my pren,and who said he needs a confession of his intelligence? tapi lo tau apa semestinya jawaban God yang terakhir? “You”. and too bad you don’t mention religion


    December 17, 2008 at 2:10 am

  2. because the answer would be probably the same..wess beraaaaaat


    December 17, 2008 at 2:16 am

  3. if i wrote “You” like you said, then i would be a sotoy, because nobody really knows the answer about who made God and religions. in this post, i’m trying not to take sides and be a bit naive.


    December 17, 2008 at 7:53 am

  4. edan lah ren..
    reno oye!


    December 19, 2008 at 3:27 am

  5. haha,think about this man. far generations before us, for instance, ancient greeks, made their own Gods called Zeus and many others.It is called belief.we moslems take ALLAH as our God.Jesus in Christianity.so so and so on.no people could live without hanging to a belief.even for nihilism,who believe in absolutely nothing.but who knows the TRUE reality? indeed no one knows.as i’ve mentioned in the previous post before,God knows what we don’t know and we know what we want to know.
    BUT the thing here is that it doesn’t matter,what your beliefs are,whether its true or not,as long we have faith in it, it is the reality. either true or fake.
    think about Nietzsche, you refer him sotoy?


    December 19, 2008 at 8:00 am

  6. remember when i said that i don’t want to take sides in this post? i am trying to be objective here, fi. so don’t push me to take sides, whether it’s the religious side or the other side. i am trying to be unselfish for once in a while. it’s a rare thing.
    nietzsche is not a sotoy at all, he has a great reason of why he said that God is dead. he said that the culture of today is not very suitable for the existence of God. why not? because today’s people just doesn’t care about the existence of God and religion itself. for me, he wasn’t saying that God is really dead. he was just saying that people today are careless. so for me, God is dead is just another thing to say that today’s people are simply and plainly fucked up, because they doesn’t have something big to control their life. for me, the terms God is dead was based on today’s culture, the human culture. not the “up there” culture, the God culture. for me, he still don’t know about the God culture and no one will until that big day when the final trumpet is blown. so no, he is not a sotoy.


    December 20, 2008 at 6:55 am

  7. WOW,what an understanding of Nietzsche’s philosophy!

    before this conversation goes to the point of nowhere, i’ll try to look at it from the big picture:

    Nietszche is no “sotoy” because of his reasons.
    you, don’t want to be “sotoy” because you don’t have enough reasons to explain the matters. frankly speaking,me too.yang gua bilang di komen pertama ga sepenuhnya serius ko man..

    Taking sides does not being selfish. As Hendy says, “People who have no faith is not alive”


    December 20, 2008 at 7:53 am

  8. “before this conversation goes to the point of nowhere”? maaf deh fi. gw ngmgnya kmn2. hahahaha


    December 21, 2008 at 3:32 am

  9. the question is whether you believe that ONE THING exist by itself or that everything else exist by itself


    December 21, 2008 at 5:44 am

  10. Kocak dah tulisan lo no, gw naggepin nya jadi jokes berkelas buat gw…hahaha


    December 21, 2008 at 7:42 am

  11. check out for my new post, bung reno, I’ve been cranky in that one, haha


    December 21, 2008 at 7:43 am

  12. gw ngomong juga udah ampe nyasar ke mojokerto nyet..tapi untungnya masi ada omprengan 24 jam..bener juga kata bayu tu tapi.the next Rupert Pupkin lo no haha


    December 21, 2008 at 9:39 am

  13. hahaha…thank GOD i can’t talk to HIM

    I’m quite interesting with your conversation…but rather than ask GOD who make HIM, why not ask HIM what HIS purpose to make man’s mind? because its not the culture’s fault that mankind turn their face to HIM, it’s our fault that we too pompous that we think we could understand anything with our own mind. If culture, or religion, or people are the one who makes HIM, so who the one that make the nature? Because nature are already there when mankind still learn to stand on their feet.

    on other side, you’re making interesting perspective to this subject…cheers mate!


    December 21, 2008 at 1:06 pm

  14. regarding your question cil,Tuhan DO exist,long before mankind exist. He makes nature and all. tapi “konsep”,”wujud” Tuhan itulah yang kita lukis sendiri.dan Tuhan ini bukanlah Tuhan yang sebenarnya.bukan Tuhan yang absolut.Jadi klo lo pikir-pikir, kita semua adalah Tuhan terhadap diri kita sendiri.

    dan bukan suatu kesalahan kalo kita mencoba melukisNya seperti lo bilang,karena manusia nggak bisa hidup tanpa memegang suatu kepercayaan,mereka setidaknya mesti mendapat “pemahaman” akan fenomena-fenomena yang terjadi.

    klo tentang tujuanNya menciptakan kita,yang jelas bukan untuk mendoktrin,mengkotak-kotakkan dan mengharapkan “timbal balik” kepadaNya.itu sama aja merendahkan nilai “Tuhan” itu sendiri.di dunia ini semuanya serba relatif.poin inilah yang menumbuhkan pertanyaan, siapa sebetulnya yang menciptakan religi?

    haha,disana Dia ngeliatin kita sambil ngerokok geleng-geleng sambil sedikit menyeringai kali ya(note:metaphorically speaking!)


    December 21, 2008 at 4:44 pm

  15. utk bayu: emg gw tambahin bumbu2 lawak bay. dari yang michael jackson itu sampe mnta maaf gara2 adanya iblis. hehe.

    utk aga: btul kt alfi, ga. masa dia mngharap timbal balik? klo kt alfi sih, “masa Tuhan maha narsis?” trus utk “If culture, or religion, or people are the one who makes HIM, so who the one that make the nature?”. God made it. remember, I believe in God, but not the concept of religions.

    utk alfi: wow, rupert pupkin? nice comparison, mate. tp klo ngroko sambil geleng2nya literal gmn? nahlo.


    December 22, 2008 at 12:49 am

  16. i meant to say komeng men jangan geer lo. wah literal?berkabut kawan dunia kalo begitu mah…


    December 22, 2008 at 9:00 am

  17. hahaha…komeng mah comparison lo fi! kalo reno mah charlie van houten!

    so GOD is exist, I could accept that…Just to remind both of you to not build another the tower of babel.haha
    bener sih kata lo fi, kita manusia emang butuh sesuatu untuk jadi pemahaman, just like what we do now…haha

    “Dia ngeliatin kita sambil ngerokok geleng-geleng sambil sedikit menyeringai kali ya”
    sambil main gaplek juga kali ya? hahaha


    December 22, 2008 at 12:53 pm

  18. elo udh ky budi anduk, ga


    December 23, 2008 at 4:19 am

  19. if god is in wordpress, then reno is certainly one of the heir of god writing skill


    December 23, 2008 at 4:34 pm

  20. if god is in wordpress, then dito is certainly one of the heir of god public speaking skill


    December 24, 2008 at 9:03 am

  21. if god is in barbershop..then i should not botak anymore

    Pak Naya

    January 18, 2009 at 3:22 pm

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