Reason and God

Socrates with true and false opinion; one can in error believe false opinion, getting to the heart of the matter of epistemological verification that plagues any idea including scientific. Rational ideas- those of ratios as one finds in math, with equal spacing, magnitudes and logical subtraction and addition within a given, stipulated paradigm are in a sense contingent. Beliefs concerning God are better comparable to evaluating infinities. The best one might do is to use Cantor’s trans-finite infinities to illustrate the difficulty of using finite ratios to evaluate the infinite. God is just too large to be encompassed within a rational criterion entirely or even in part, as a subject. It is difficult to encompass all times and places of every possible Universe, knowledge datum and so forth from a finite point of view.

When I mentioned equal spacing that was in reference to a characteristic of math systems from geometry to number systems like natural numbers etc. People like to put God in such a paradigm too, and even make inferences from a theoretical system regarding the freedom of God confined to such a system and its mechanics.

Things are pluralist parts of a whole. Things are made or exist contingently within a whole. God is not a part of the whole. The whole of things is not the entirety of God. It’s a kind of double categorical error. Eventually i plan to write a bit about the human brain as being comparable to a 4-dimensional television that receives and converts digital data into a picture of a world and Universe. Intelligence is what allows thought about the date-world-universe (without intelligence the TV image would not be perceived by a knower).

The word ‘things’ might refer to material objects, or pluralist pieces of sections of a larger unit. I don’t believe though that one can logically reason or make inferences from one set of ‘things’ to find the content, nature or structure of all other sets of ‘things’. For example, one might have a set of all shapes and varieties of pink neckties worn by a chess commentator in 2019. From that data it probably would not be possible to reason to the solution for what dark matter is. If human brains are comparable to televisions that receive digital input, dark matter may be a spectral wave signal they are not equipped to process.

In my opinion the Holy Trinity as Persons rather than places or things differ in more than quality or quantity from ‘things’ or Tegmark’s level 4 Multiverse wherein all things that can exist, do exist already, in all possible Universes and mind travels and switches between them. God is spirit and not confined to His Multiverse that is a knowledge-datum within Spirit perhaps, theoretically only, for it cannot be known.

Everyone may be immortal after physical death. Some Biblical scripture comments on the topic…

Psalm 6:5 seems to indicate never ending death as a kind of life without God-“For in death there is no remembrance of you; in Sheol who will give you praise?”. 2nd Timothy 1:10 has the plain reference- “And which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,” 1st Corinthians 15:54 has another plain, explicit statement that death has been abolished- “When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” One could say that immortality applies only to the elect that were saved. That would be one way to limit the logical distribution of death as particular rather than Universal. 1st Corinthians 15:51-58 restates the above and adds more to the idea that everyone is resurrected unto eternal life or eternal death (as a kind of living hell) “Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” ” There is a physical death of mortals that ends. There is another kind of death though-life without God for eternity. I think that is enough to prove the point.





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