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Pocket God

The number one paid app for the iPhone right now is a game called "Pocket God." For $0.99, you are promised that you can understand what it would be like to be a god.

Here's how the game's creators tout the app.

What kind of god would you be?  Benevolent or vengeful? Play Pocket God and discover the answer within yourself.  On a remote island, you are the all-powerful god that rules over the primitive islanders.  You can bring new life, and then take it away just as quickly.  Exercise your powers on the islanders.  Lift them in the air, alter gravity, hit them with lightning, the possibilities are endless.

While I had some of the typical Christian reactions to this game, including yelling blasphemy while shaking my fist, in the end one question stuck in my head.  If people are so fascinated by the power of God, why aren't they so quick to follow Him?

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