Great Green Arkleseizure
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The Great Green Arkleseizure is a fictional deity mentioned in Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Although not offically considered a god, the Great Green Arkleseizure is nonetheless the creator of the universe according the the beliefs of the Jatravartid people of planet Viltvodle VI.
- "The Jatravartids believe that the universe was sneezed out of the nose of the Great Green Arklseizure. They live in permanent fear of a time they call The Coming of the Great White Handkerchief."
Comparison with religion
The Great Green Arkleseizure can be used as a response to the Cosmological argument as an equally plausible theory to explain the origins of the Universe. The Coming of the Great White Handkerchief can be seen as a vision of the end of the universe that is no less unlikely than the one presented in the Book of Revelation.
Since the Great Green Arkleseizure is not considered a god in the truest sense, it can also be seen as an atheistic (and parodic) explanation for the existence of the universe; accepting a creator, but denying that the creator is divine, or indeed had a plan of any kind.