On The Analysis of ‘Arguments for The Existence of Gawd’
Or The Lesser Position :
An Irrefutable Proof for A Transcendental Reality.
My own position is that The Lesser Argument is Trivially Proven by Consciousness alone.
If you’d like to add Heretical Questions like;
‘What is Gravity & ElectroMagnetism’
May be thrown in for good measure.
i think it is very curious that many physicists & certainly most pedestrians believe that gravity & electromagnetism -have- been thoroughly explained,
But actually; They’ve only been labeled & described.
That is hardly The same as understanding their underlying principles.
You can label your household pet as a dog, & keep voluminous diaries of it’s behaviour, but this doesn’t begin to scratch The surface of why it works.
i find it deeply laughable when physicists explain away gravity as The Bending of Space-Time. ( What Gibberish! )
And why would simply bending something cause a planet or pebble to flow in a preferred direction. The ‘Definitive’ Demonstrative Model for gravity is A Funnel with which balls roll along parabolic arc to a hole in The Bottom, But this ‘Explanation’ of Gravity, Requires Gravity to make it functional!
Without Gravity to Pull The Balls downward, they would just sit placidly on The Surface of The Funnel.
Also : Such a ‘Field’ Explanation has to then explain why Magnets both push & pull themselves. How or Why would ‘Exchanging Particles’ possibly account for this?
i fully expect a devastating Revolution in Physics to occur in The Next 20 years, in which Absolutely Everything that Physicists & Chemists thought that they Knew, will be thrown out & replaced with Entirely New, Equally Dysfunctional Theories.
Thereafter; The Arguments for this Lesser Position,
Of a Transcendental Reality become philosophically Subtle.
Is Reality Impossible?
It’s not enough that Reality doesn’t make a lick of Sense;
This Direction of Reasoning is required to show that for our perception of reality to exist, Impossible things would be required.
How can Light Work? How many Photons are required to form a given image?
Why don’t all these light ‘waves’ interfere with one another?
But they do, The Physicist Say! But No— i mean; A Room in filled with photons as light waves fill a room, how is it that we can see things so clearly?
And how does a Mirror Work?
Do The Photons Bounce off Atoms?
No. The Theory is ( ? ) :
The Photons enter The Mirror, Are ‘Absorbed’ by The Electrons in The Glass’s Atoms ( Various Silicates ) And are then Thrown off in A Completely Random Direction ( ! ) And somehow ( ? ) The Intermixing ‘Waveforms’ Recreate The ‘Correct’ Reflective Image ( ? ) !
Are we living in A Universe that is So Cruel;
It allows us to be Aware that we Are Robots?
Given that this ‘Consciousness’ problem is so very intractable, isn’t it more reasonable to believe that there are very few examples of it, perhaps only one genuinely conscious entity in The Universe?
Is there A Universal Goodness?
Something Good for Everyone, & Everything?
Is Evil merely whatever contradicts my Agenda?
How much Strangeness constitutes A Normal Amount of Strangeness?
Strangeness here means: Statistically Improbable Events.
When Strangeness Exceeds this amount; Is that also Expected?
How Much Strangeness is Required to Constitute; Inexplicable Strangeness?
Logically; No amount of Strangeness is Really Strange. Given that Strangeness is Expected in Ordinary Affairs, It might reasonably be seen as a Bell Curve, In which at Either End of This Curve, There is No Strangeness & Horrific Oceans of Strangeness; These Extremiums are in Fact; Expected.
The Only True Test of Strangeness is Demonstrating that A Single Well Defined Event was Completely Impossible. Such as The Apollo Program of The 1960s, or The Events Surrounding 911 in 2001.
When Impossible Things happen, they’re not really strange at all;
Rather; They’re merely Annoying.
When Analyzing or finding criticism with Common &/or Popular Arguments for Gawd; One will usually find that they are Trite in their misuse of common sense, simple syllogisms or accepted factoids of reality.
So there’s The Challenge.
Take each of These flawed Arguments & ‘Tighten Them Up’ to Make them Functionally Irrefutable.
The Real Challenge is to Take The ‘Lost Cause’ Arguments & Work them up into something Respectable.
Granted; Many of these ‘Worst’ ‘Arguments’ are so awful that there’s nothing there to spread on a dry slice of toast; But persist in their popular appeal for this or that reason(s. Young Fundamentalist Christians Particularly love ‘Catchy’ arguments that they believe are Logically Sound, but are paltry in their Essential Principles.
Can Gawd Create a Stone so Big that he can’t Move it?
This obviously assumes that Gawd has attributes which would, or should, enable s’he/it to make anything they’d like to, merely by speaking; Such as ‘Let there be Light’ or Bringing forth Life by blowing on it…
Along The Ability to Do Anything Imaginable or UnImaginable.
This Argument seems to ‘Prove’ that Gawd must Exit; As s’he/it would be able to do both; Violating The Underlying Principle of Exclusive Properties.
The Logician will insist that you can have Either an Immovable Object Or An Irresistible Force, but Not Both. Either One Excludes The Existence of The Other.
But The Teenage Christians Reply; Exactly! And that is Why Gawd Must Exits!
No Ordinary Man or Featherless Parakeet would be able to do Both. So how can A Reasonable Traffic Cone bend this Argument to convince a Larger Audience?
i just recently heard that Billy Graham;
One of Christianities most Popular Evangelical Media Whores, had ‘Reconsidered’ his View that Mormonism was a Cult, & that ‘Consequently’ it would be ‘All Right’ to Vote for Mitsy Romney for President.
From The Tiny Number of Articles i’ve read on this topic, i’m not sure if Reverend Graham is being Bi-Partisan; As President Obama is Clearly a Dyed in The Wool Christian, or if Rev. Graham is Encouraging his Flock to Vote for Governor Romney. ( ? )
There was also some mention in that original story about Rev. Graham’s ‘List of Cults’ which i was naturally very curious about, but, sadly, i was unable to find it. There were some ‘comments’ that maybe The List disappeared for The Duration of The Current Presidential Election, but will return to Rev. Graham’s site later. ( ? )
But in The Question & Answer section of Rev. Graham’s site; There were quite a few questions regarding Cults, And an equal number of very short, vague & ambiguous answers. ( ? )
What is A Cult ?
What is Not A Cult ?
Any Group that Claims to Reveal The Real Truth is Not a Hallmark of A Cult for The Very Reason that All Religions, Philosophies, Idyl Ramblings & Science Claim to be The One & Only, True & Infallible Source of The Truth; With The Possible Exception of The Epistemologists, which only Claim to be Searching of The Truth.
So; Unless we wish to State that Every Believe System is A Cult, Which may be True, but Not Particularly Useful in Using The Word Cult in A Meaningful Manner.
This Examination is Not Merely Interested in Defining What a Cult is;
But Explaining to you That there Exists a ‘Not A Cult’ that really does provide The Curious Spiritual Traveler with A Method for Obtaining Genuine Truths, Which may apply to All Moral, Scientific, ParaPsychological, MetaPhysical, Social, Political &Æsthetic Matters.
The ‘Not A Cult’ that i refer to; Is :
The Most Holy Church of The Riders of The Golden Hamster
Which finds their Truths through The Ongoing, UnAmbiguous & InCorruptible Revelations of The Great Cabbage.
A Cabbage for which No Cabbage could be Imagined to be Any Greater.
How is This Different from A Cult?
It might be noted as A Slight Tangential Digression;
That The Riders of The Golden Hamster are all Epistemologists,
And Don’t actually know any specific Truths Until they’re Revealed.
This may be A Fine Point; But Real Truths are Very Slippery,
And The Application of Any Given Truth to A Social or Moral Dilemma may be ’Site Specific’ & Not Applicable in The General Way that Judicial Litigators love to Codify Laws which are Then Carved into Stone Tablets.
In Practice; This simply means that If you are seeking a truth regarding A Quandary of (x ? You Arrange for The Great Cabbage to Answer your very Specific & Detailed Question of (x, And The Resulting Revelation will Apply as a Solution to That Unique Case.
What is A Cult?
- - Does your newly acquired bandy of featherless parakeets urge you to give them a substantial portion of your hard won worldly lucre ?
The Riders of The Golden Hamster do not have any Temples or Properties which require their lawns to be manicured or pews to be dusted, The Riders represent a Philosophy, And more precisely; A Method by which your Inquiries can be Addressed. This Method is Given Freely to All, And anyone, Anywhere in The Universe could easily acquire it with only a small amount of careful thought, supplemented with a Pencil & Paper, Which you are expected to provide for yourself.
- - Does your freshly adopted congregation require that The Source of Their Holy Truths, which come from a Single Specific Book or Limited Folio of Treaties, Must be Interpreted by Their Priestly Caste; Which will Tell you What is Good &/or Evil ?
The Riders Method of Deriving Specific Truths from The Great Cabbage is Performed only by The Inquirer & The Revelations will only make sense to That Singular Hat Pin.
- - Does your NewFangled Coterie insist that their Path to Enlightenment is The Only Kitchen Table with The Luncheon of Salvation ?
The Method taught by The Riders of The Golden Hamster is only one of The Very Many Gateways to See The Truth. After all; The Truth is Everywhere, Only Fictional Stories are confined to One Shoebox. One of The Most Convincing & InFallible Aspects of The Cabbage Code Method is that It Reveals how To Access The Truth that is Etched into The Very Fabric of Reality. It is Not found in Only One Book or One Creation Myth; It is The Same Everywhere you Look. A Book or Myth might easily be Changed &/or Distorted by anyone with A Personal Agenda that they wish to Promote; But a Truth that can be Accessed by Anyone, Anywhere, & Obtain The Same Revelation(s is Far Less Corruptible.
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i fully intended to include more Questions & Answers;But i have thoroughly neglected this Rant & haven’t worked on it for a few months !
The Akashic Library
There is This Library that Contains All The Wisdom & Knowledge of The Universe, But most everyone that believes that this Library Exist, In Actuality; believes that it is Far Away & you can only get to it by either dying, or by means of some Transcendental Experience; Usually with The Help of Dangerous Narcotics, So that anyone that does make it over to The other side & come back with tales of The Library, Are hopelessly insane & can not reveal anything coherent.
The Cabbage Codes / The Riders of The Golden Hamster; However; Teach us that All Truths are not only available to everyone, but easily Available, & Are Around us all The Time, Just waiting to be Seen & Understood. - - -
While i was considering Access To The Akashan Library, An old Math Assertion occurred to me. It asserts that .999… is Actually Exactly Equal to 1 Based on The Simple Observation that A Third of 1 is ⅓, Which Digitally is .333… And .333… + .333… + .333… = .999… On The Surface; This seems Wrong; As, If, We were to allow that .999… = 1, Wouldn’t that mean that one subquanta less than .999… would = .999… & Thus Equal 1. The Question then is; Can we continue Subtracting SubQuanta ( Which are A Quantity that is not quite Zero, Or The Amount that Separates .999… from One ) from .999… to Arrive at any Smaller Number ? If so; Then All Numbers = 1. According to The Original Logical Argument. - - - How can we Escape this Conclusion ? i would Suggest that there is a Kind of Number, or Perhaps, A Class of Numbers, which can be very precisely known, But can not be Defined Digitally. One very curious idea that many Mathematicians have about π is that it is An Irrational Number & It’s Value can never Be Precisely Known. This is Wrong. But for this Example of Explanation; Let us Consider Tau ( The Golden Ratio ), which i actually know The Solution to Right off The Top of my head, & i am extrapolating this ‘Solution’ to π as well. ( ? ) Tau is also an ‘Irrational Number’, Which means that when you try to write it out, The little digits that continue off to The Righthand side of The Page, keep going on forever & ever. So Suggests that it’s value is ‘Unknowable’. But it can be easily Drawn on a Sheet of Paper, So that by Constructing a Number-Line & Superimposing a Simple Geometric Figure over that; The Position of Tau on That Number Line is Precisely Known. Of Course; The Drawing itself will be horrifically flawed; But just as The Word ‘Dog’ Precisely defines An Animal of Infinite Complexity; This Drawing on a Number Line Defines The Precise Position of Tau. Is there a similar Figure for π ? i don’t know. But if there is a way to precisely define one Irrational Number, Then there is Undoubtedly many other Geometrical Figures which Properly ‘Define’ These kinds of Numbers with Infinite Precision. Once Defined; It is then possible to ‘Calculate’ ( Such as π ) their Value to any Desired Amount ( Given A Sufficient Number of HardDrives & Time Expended. ) - - Where is this Argument now ? When you convert ⅓, which is a Precise Definition for A Third of One, to A Digital Format; You Actually Can not. It will always be an Approximation. Even if you Assert that The “…” means that The 3’s continue to Infinity; The Infinity means that it will always be Imprecise. So .999… is a Unique Amount, Not equal to 1. - - This is The Generic Solution for ( All ) Paradoxes, by The way. Very often; A Sentence or Puzzle will be presented as Inconsolably Confusing, While, Actually; It is just Wrong. ( Just Gibberish ) - - So: The Akashic Library. It is Right There in The Number Line. Between Every Well Defined Pair of Numbers such as ⅛ & ⅓, there are an infinite number of ‘Irrational’ Numbers, each of which represents an encoded ‘something’. - - ( you might raise a hackle at this last assertion, & beg to correct me; suggesting that even if we allow that ‘some’ of these irrational numbers ‘mean’ something; There are an infinite number more that don’t mean anything ! - To which i would reply; No. They all mean ‘something’, The Trick you see, is finding The Correct Key to Decyphering them. Some of these ‘Keys’ are Elegant & Definitive, & many of Kludgical & as Long as The Encrypted Data, But any Random Sequence ‘May Be’ ( Not maybe ) Interpreted to ‘Any’ Solution. The Trick then; Isn’t wasting your time on a bad Irrational Number, but knowing if you’re using The Proper Key. ) - - Think of these ‘Keys’ as a Procedure for turning The Digital String of Numbers ( Dots & Spaces ) on your MP3 Recording into Music. Or A Page of Characters into Ideas. The Key is The Method by which this ‘Translation’ becomes manifest when changing one form, into another. These Keys may take, many, many, many different forms. Think of all The Ways that Cyphers Work. Or The Ways that Languages use Syntax. Or how DVD’s become Inane Westerns in Space. The Key is A Translation Mechanism. - - One of them could be used to create an exact duplicate of you when you were 12 years old & having just experienced your first romantic kiss with you 17 year old cousin. The Device to use such information to make The Things that These Irrational Numbers Represent ( A Horn or Plenty or Fabricator ) should be widely available in about 20 years ( 2042 ). It will be able to construct any physical object from Gravity Waves like a hologram makes a 3D BookCover. Using The Data from The Numberline; That information may be used to make anything. The Actual Functionality of The Horn of Plenty will be to use Mathematical Models to make Solid Bricks of Gold, Machine parts made from Diamond or Very Finely Detailed Integrated Circuits. More Complex Items, such as Hamburgers & Hamsters will be collected from Reverse Fabricating, or Scanning The Item, Creating a Complete Recording of The Desired Item. Physically; How big will each of these Scanned Recordings be ? * Will this Scanning Process Destroy The Original ? Will A Duplicated Person be a Zombie or will The Horn or Plenty be capable of making additional souls ? - - There are also Irrational Numbers for Every Book or Song, Maps of Mars, Every Planet in The Universe, The Diary of Gawd, Every Snowflake’s butt print, All of your lost love letters to Betty, A revealing Missive detailing What really happened after Mrs. Harnoffshinstine left The Lunchroom, A simple recipe that will allow you to achieve immortality, How to Juggle 17 dinner plates, And so on. Everything Imaginable, & so much more. The Secret of The Kitchen Floor. The Explanation for Freewill & Consciousness. All The Inane Why’s Answered. - - The Trick is; ( Two Tricks ( Four Tricks ) ) One a : Locating The Desired Irrational Number for (x. One b : Ignoring all The Faux Irrational Numbers for (x. Two a : Correctly Interpreting it. Two b : Knowing that you’ve Correctly Interpreted it.
This last Caveat is The Nut Buster. Let us say that you have found The Desired Irrational Number with all The Secrets you desire, & you’re sure that it’s The Correct Irrational Number, & you’ve Interpreted It so that it makes perfect sense, without any spelling errors or misplaced punctuation marks; You need to be aware that there is an ‘Infinite’ number of ‘Procedures’ to ‘Interpret’ any length of Pseudo Random ( Chaotic ) numbers to any desired Solution or Faux Solution.
So how can you be sure that you’ve performed Each of These Two ( Four ) Steps Correctly ?
That is The Magick of The Cabbage Codes. The Great Cabbage -Wants- you to know The Truth ! If you are Sincere in your Search for Great & Mysterious Truth, & you are Not going to leap away at The Last Moment in Frightful Horror at The Prospect of Knowing Humongous Truths ( ! ) Then The Cabbage Codes Method will Show you The Way.
The Great Cabbage has very conveniently included a Table of Contents in The Numberline, which makes it very easy to find whatever it is that you’re looking for. The Bad News is; It is somewhat Lengthy, & It’s indexing method is Incomprehensible. Also: Finding it is something of an Annoyance, In that we’re still looking for it. The Riders of The Golden Hamster are sure that it is ‘Obviously’ at A Specific Location; & once found; We will all roll our heads this way & that, & Say;
‘Oh Goodness; That is so Obvious, It is Obviously The Definitive Solution. It could not have been more Obvious! Why did we Not see this for such a long time !’
Then we can begin searching for The Equally Definitive Location of The Sequence Interpreter.
And so on.
* - - - - When i was describing The Horn or Plenty i asked : Physically; How big will each of these Scanned Recordings be ? *
One of The principle objections to Star Trekian Transporters is that it would require an amount of data to be stored & processed that far surpasses The amount of memory that even The computers 300 years in The future are presupposed to possess. But let me remind you that in The Early Days of Television, The Amount of Information being transmitted in an hour of The Jack Parr Show, with Commercial Interruptions, By far exceeded The amount of Recorded Information that A Newspaper of that period produced in an entire year. How was Television able to do this for 12 hours a day, day after day ? The Transmitters never ‘Thought’ about that Data. They simply collected it, then transmitted it. You TV ( back then ) never thought about it; They simple took The Radio Waves & Reconstructed them into Images ( what we then called images ). How will The Horn of Plenty Work ? Might it be possible to Scan a Person with Gravity Waves ( To Produce a Gravity Wave Hologram ) & Store all That Information as a Wave Form, As Light, And then store it in an Ring of SuperOptical Fiber Glass. It may be ( Then ) be possible to bump up this Wave Form to Preserve it forever, & pull off a copy of it, to Make Any Number of Duplicates of The Originally Scanned Item. Would Vegetarians be comfortable eating a hamburger knowing that Only One Cow died a very long time ago, to make all The Big Macs in The Distant Future ?