Originally posted by Agerg
Putting aside Anselm's argument (which I think is flawed anyway - merely by a few trivial substitutions) Some theists (I suspect many) hold that their formulation of "God" is the greatest conceivable being. Now If we suppose hypothetically, that such a god exists (and say it's your god [hidden](assuming you, the reader of this post, believe in \"God\" and agre of the universe's potential to improve - and so would be bettered by one that did.
I think the believers would say their god is king of the universe, but if there is in fact a multiverse, which I tend to believe in, if said god is king only of this universe, we can in fact conceive of a god greater than the usual christian affair. They of course would counter that saying if there is a multiverse, it would be king of all of it, multi's included, all of them, even if that turns out to be infinite, and also the failed universes also, say where the speed of light is one meter per year and no matter formed, only photons. It would presumably be king of that one also, why I don't know.
Before the concept of multiverses came about, our universe was thought of as THE universe when in fact it might just be a pimple squirting out of a much larger previous one and others squirting out of ours so christians would have to have taken that concept over and basically remade their god in the light of new information, so we would have in that case an extreme expansion of godhoodness that didn't exist before, only taken over by christians to artificially say their god covers all those other universes as well, just so they can claim the entire thing where this jealous, vengeful, insane, THING that they claim would be able to rule over ALL of whatever science can conceive of, of course not them till it was pointed out there may be many more universes than what we seem to be living in.
If we later theorized even the multiverse we hypothesize now is not complete but only a subset of an even larger entity, they would never claim their god is ruler of that too, till a scientist made the conjecture about it, THEN they would say, oh, he is king over that as well, get the pattern?
Remember, before Galileo came around and really pissed off the pope, they thought the universe consisted of a big bowl in the sky with light bulbs shining through and the earth stood still and the whole universe they saw revolved around US, so their god was king of that rather small universe.
Then when planets were found, actual mountains seen on the moon, showing it was in fact one humungus body, a small planet, now it no longer was just some kind of display on a solar system sized monitor so the christian sect all of a sudden has that covered as well, even though there was no mention of such a thing before Galileo.