Re-Thinking God and Existence
Everything known, imaginable, and unimaginable exists at this and all possible moments in time. This is called the Totality of Existence, which for believers is called God, and for atheists consists of secular incomprehensibilities. Our universe is not the center of existence but one among an infinite number. Existence is not human-centric and neither is God.
Secular Incomprehensibles or Forms of God: Because everything mathematically must exist, Incomprehensibles must also exist, which atheists interpret in a secular manner and believers interpret as God or spirituality. For believers, God has two basic forms: (1) God as the Totality of Existence termed the Godhead; and (2) God(s) and spirits as inconceivably powerful Beings, termed God(s) of Agency, who are limited in comparison to the Godhead or Totality of Existence (thereby functioning as subsets or aspects of the Godhead or the Totality of Existence). Atheists view the Godhead as the Totality of Existence and Gods of Agency/powerful Beings as processes or life forms to be someday scientifically explained. Atheists and the religious are both correct in their experiences or interpretations of incomprehensibles, since neither can be disproven.
Goedel’s Theorems of Incompleteness and Inconsistency
The first of these conclusions is Goedel's famous Incompleteness Theorem. It states that in any system of axioms, supposing that the system is consistent, there will always be at least one statement pertinent to that system of axioms that can neither be proved nor disproved. Any system of axioms is inherently incomplete to determine the validity of some statements within that system of axioms. More simply, any theory, system, or interrelated set of ideas, that is, anything we can think of, is inherently incomplete. There will always be aspects of any system or theory that the system or theory cannot explain, account for, or made valid…..
Goedel’s second strong conclusion proves the following: In any consistent axiom system it is impossible to prove that the axioms are consistent. Even more radically, the second strong statement proves that if we can show that there is no contradiction in our beliefs, then in fact there is a contradiction in our beliefs!....
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For millennia, philosophers, theologians, scientists, and sundry have competed over who has the most accurate, all-encompassing, and final explanation of existence. They have struggled mightily to satisfy our desire for certainty about the meaning and foundations of existence, but their results have been mixed and unsatisfying while convincing only their adherents.
The most loaded and vitriolic question of all is “does God exist?” Religion has relied on faith and revelation, philosophy on theoretical argumentation, and science on experimentation.
The purpose of this book is not to provide philosophical munitions to one side or the other. Dueling pistols bring conflicts to a terminal close. Dualism seeks a similar but irresolvable course. The purpose of this book is to identify the powder keg from which both sides draw their gunpowder: certainty about the nature of existence.
We humans crave few things more than certainty. We want certainty about the big questions like “what is existence” and “is there a God.” Like breaking an addiction to cigarettes or heroine, it’s not easy to give up the urge for certainty. Certainty is highly seductive. Its demolition requires a lot of re-thinking.
SECTION I THE FATHER: INITIAL BLESSINGS
INTRODUCTION: A BOLDER PLAN
NINE GENERAL METHODS OF REASONING WHY TRADITIONAL APPROACHES HAVE FAILED TO EXPLAIN GOD AND EXISTENCE
SECTION II THE SON—PROOFS OF INCOMPLETENESS, TOTALITY, AND BOUNDARY CONDITIONS
SECTION III THE MOTHER: THE PRINCIPLES OF EXISTENCE
FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF EXISTENCE AND GOD (OR SECULAR INCOMPREHENSIBILITIES)
BALANCING ABSTRACTION AND IMAGINATION: STRUCTURE AND FREEDOM
THE DELUSIONS OF COMPLETENESS, CERTAINTY, AND THE ONE TRUTH
SPIRITUALITY, INCOMPREHENSIBILITIES, AND IMAGINATION
SECTION IV THE HOLY GHOST: The Dialectical Trinity or We Are Always Complete In Our Incompleteness?
DESCRIPTION OF PRINCIPLES
Fundamental Principles of Existence and God or Secular Incomprehensibilities
Balancing Abstraction and Imagination: Structure and Freedom
Delusions of Completeness, Certainty, and the One Truth
Spirituality, Language, and Imagination
Kubacki-Blackmore Theorem of Boundaries for the Mathematically Inclined
REFERENCES AND SUGGESTED READING
The only logical, mathematical, and empirical answer to the question of what is existence is that everything imaginable and unimaginable exists. This will be explained in the Kubacki-Blackmore Theorem of Totality. And, since everything imaginable exists, God or the Incomprehensible must also exist. Existence is infinite and infinite in its expression. The answer of where existence comes from has no answer, because everything imaginable and unimaginable exists now. Existence is filled with boundless realities and universes and therefore spiritual and incomprehensible universes also exist. There is no underlying, ultimate big truth, or ontological beginning to existence; instead existence is populated with innumerable little truths and ontological beginnings. There is no ultimate beginning or end...Read More
Everything in existence is interconnected. Anything or anybody, that is, any X, has some effect on everything else or everyone else, though that effect may be negligible and so meaningless. Boundary conditions limit what is possible in a reality or universe by establishing order, stability, coherence, linear time, and continuity in that reality or universe. Truth is conditional and probabilistic and always a function of our boundary conditions and limitations.