Arcturus Descending wrote:
Exactly! God speaks in the language of existence, of being. E.
Everything he speaks is necessarily true
Don't you think, gib, that there is the possibility that that way of thinking can lead to a very slippery slope?
1 Corinthians 2:16 ►
"Who has known the mind of the Lord..."
We silly humans have a way of attributing and equating our thoughts/beliefs/feelings with those of a god.
These projections create God into our
own image and likeness.
All you need to do is to look around you and what is happening in the world. If what you say IS true, then the God of the Jews and the christians is a very fickle god, indeed.
Arc, this comes from a theory of mine. You know I have a theory of consciousness, right? I believe we've talked about it at length several times before.
My theory is a theory of substance. I reject Descartes and his theory of dualism (mind is one substance, matter is another), I reject Berkeley and his theory of monism (all is mind), and I put in their place a whole new theory of substance.
The fundamental substance of the universe is:
It's these 3 elements rolled into one thing, one substance. And this is also the formula for subjective experience (i.e. consciousness). You can't have meaning without the apprehension
of meaning, you can't have quality unless there is the perception of that quality. And being--we can only be acquainted with being by experience. <-- So what else is being to us than what we experience?
Anyway, it's #3 by which I can say that God speaks in the language of existence, of being. #3 says that everything is information at base. The universe is an ongoing exchange of information between God and himself, an ongoing dialog the contents of which sustain existence. But unlike humans who speak in symbols (oral, written, etc.), God speaks using this very substance which I'm defining (and this is only possible because it is, at base, information). He speaks with being. <-- Therefore, whatever is said has
to be true.
And yes, all this is just theory. Who am I to claim to know the mind of God? But if I'm right, then I've got a little sample of God within me. So do you. So does everyone. Why can't we extrapolate on the nature of God using what we know about ourselves?