We had a fabled metaphysical subjectivist in channel recently. They are quite fascinating. He took the time (quite wastefully) to object to our conception of God, express his moral outrage at the conception of God as judge over creatures, et al. It was quite an interesting exercise in utter confusion.
It reminded me of some things one of my children used to do. My now 11 year old used to have an imaginary friend with the festive name of “Jingle Bells.” Along with all the usual hijinks a young man has with an imaginary friend, they were quite regular chess opponents, even at the age of 4. One day, they had a falling out. Jingle Bells was being mean in a chess game – and they were quits. Jingle Bells was sent away, never more to return.
The Money Man was also an interesting creation. He was a mystical being who gave (and took) money from the tops of clothes dryers, the world over. Our boy was quite convincing that this Money Man was a frequent visitor at our house, for several months. One of those strange little ideas that children come up with.
While relating my experiences with the erstwhile subjectivist above to my children and wife over supper, they posited that it seemed as if this guy was trying to convince Jingle Bells (us), that the Money Man (God) was evil.
I think I agree.