Hubris


Hubris - extreme haughtiness or arrogance. Hubris often indicates being out of touch with reality and overestimating one's own competence or capabilities, especially for people in positions of power.

    Thinking you are God

  1. When mankind reaches either technological or mental (being able to manipulate reality using the power of the mind ~ magic probable downfall of the coneheads) he thinks he is a god.

    His fear: with the mind God blessed us with, using our hands, imagination, and intellect; we could reach Heaven - the stars.

  2. The problem is: it would only be good if it was done with good will and intentions. Star Trek portrays a future where mankind travels the stars with justice and laws. However, in "Mirror, Mirror" the Federation is a pirate empire bent on bloody conquest.

    "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." Lord Baron Acton (18341902)
  3. Examples of this are the Roman Emperors. The Bible records several kingdoms where the Kings have delusions of grandeur.

  4. This is the reason the Being tried to keep us in the garden. This is why He confused the languages at the tower of Babel. When we get power, we get too full of ourselves. Delusions of grandeur.

    MEGALOMANIA - a mania for great or grandiose performance; a delusional mental disorder that is marked by feelings of personal omnipotence and grandeur

  5. The DANGER in this is: people who obtain that level of power can justify genocide - blowing up cities.

    Playing God

  6. A different way of seeing the warning: "Fear God" is to fear the man who thinks he is God. When a person is a good leader, people elevate that person. To say a person is a STAR is about the same as saying they are a god - worthy of worship. A noble leader portrays a good god. A corrupt leader portrays an evil god.

    From William Shakespeare's "As You Like It": "All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances;"
  7. In life we all have our parts to play. God seems to punish those who play His part poorly.

  8. If one takes on the name "God" - that person has willingly (or unwillingly) taken on God's attributes.

  9. Even just acting as God one becomes accountable TO GOD.

  10. This is an awesome responsibility. The person who does this must be of absolutely humble character.

  11. Even for acting roles that seemingly are not directly God. "Superman" for example. Many of the actors who have portrayed Superman have ended up dead or crippled.

  12. The comedian Richard Pryor played God in a movie disrespectfully. It was soon after that his life unraveled.

  13. Morgan Freeman has acted as God, but his portrayal was very respectful. Mr. Freeman continues his life in good health.

    Someone has stated the "curse": "If you play the strongest man on Earth, you will either die an untimely death or end up in the weakest position possible."

  14. The actors who have played Hercules have fared a bit better.

    [Acts 12:20-23] "Herod was very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon, so they were in a group to see him. First they convinced Blastus, the man in charge of the palace, that he should help them. Then they went to Herod and asked him for peace, because their country got its food supplied from the king's country.

    "On a chosen day Herod put on his royal robes, sat on this throne, and made a speech to the people. 'It isn't a man speaking, but a god!' they shouted. At once the angel of the Lord struck Herod down, because he did not give honor to God. He was eaten by worms and died."

  15. If a person acts God respectfully, he would be DOING the will of God. Blessing, forgiving, healing - you end up describing Jesus.

  16. Responsibility defines the dominion a person is in charge of. All people, man, woman, and child, have responsibilities. Lordship = dominion = responsibilities. The TRUTH is: we are all a part of God. The better we take care of our dominion, the better we act as God.

  17. Hollywood shows example after example of how quickly people become corrupt once they become famous. Today many Hollywood stars make statements about politics - when they really are just regular people who can act; they do not have the genuine education or wisdom to direct the public in anything - except maybe in acting.
  18. Only individuals of noble character (humble) can carry fame without letting it go to their heads destroying them. Along with that, people like being pirates.
Praise the Lord! God bless the Messengers of God! God bless the Angels of God! In Jesus Christ Name, Amen!