Christ or the Absurd: A "Perfect" Theodicy?

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Christ or the Absurd: A "Perfect" Theodicy?

Postby phenomenal_graffiti » Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:45 am

Any physical explanation of the universe and it's origin that seeks or has the intent to demonstrate the non-existence of God will always fail. Why? Because any physical explanation of the universe and its origin cannot negate, save by psychological insistence, the possible existence of eternal consciousness.

Instinctively knowing, perhaps even accepting this, atheists not blinded by willful ignorance wisely leap onto the bandwagon of the Riddle of Epicurus, which states that the existence of evil (natural and particularly deliberate harm) disproves the existence of God or at the very least, the existence of a good God.

This seems to work as Christian belief in an omnipotent and omni-benevolent God contradicts the existence of evil, as a truly omni-benevolent God, I argue time and time again, would not tolerate the existence of evil even for the sake of free will, and an omnipotent God would be able to immediately remove the existence of evil once aware of it.

Any means a believer may use to reconcile an omnibenevolent and omnipotent God with the existence of evil, in the atmosphere of belief that God created everything without exception (John 1:3), inevitably fails to circumvent the contradiction. A perfect theodicy featuring a conscious and deliberately acting God that is all-powerful and hates evil but has created everything without exception cannot be found.

A "perfect" theodicy, however, can exist.

This "perfect" theodicy exists if one removes wakeful consciousness and deliberation from God in the creation of evil that also satisfies the statement that God created everything without exception. If we remove conscious deliberation from God in the creation of a theodicy, a logical co-existence between an omnibenevolent and omnipotent God arrives if God would immediately remove evil forever or not create it in the first place if God did not non-lucidly and thus uncontrollably and accidentally create evil through non-lucid dreaming.

God creating anything occurs through a Pantheopsychism in which everything exists within the mind of God and as such must be composed of the substance of God's mind: first person subjective experience. Being within God's mind, we are necessarily figments of God's imagination shaped from the first-person subjective experience making up his mind into "non-God" characters that enact the narrative of his ongoing imagination.

Evil is the unfortunate "figurine" formed from the clay of God's substance as he non-lucidly dreams---as being omnibenevolent in the sense that he cannot tolerate evil's existence for even a millisecond and omnipotent in the sense that he could remove evil were he not non-lucidly dreaming, omnibenevolence "sleeps" when God non-lucidly dreams while his omnipotence runs amok, so to speak, tragically creating natural and deliberate evil that metaphorically takes advantage of God in being able to exist while omnibenevolence is "offline".

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But like a dream
when one awakes,
so when you awaken, O Lord,
you shall despise them as fantasies.

-Psalm 73:20
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The Problem of Evil is solved, perhaps, by the proposition that God non-lucidly dreams as non-lucid dreams are not controlled by the dreamer and it is through this loophole that evil may logically co-exist with omnipotence and omnibenevolence, as the latter is entirely or virtually absent while God non-lucidly dreams. Turning omnibenevolence "off' in non-lucid dreaming, I think, is the best a Christian can do to form a real, working theodicy as all others must fail.

Or the atheists are correct and it's just deaf, dumb and blind atoms unknowingly creating brains that magically create consciousness that absurdly and randomly happen to be able to create not only subjectively experienced doppelgangers of real-time objects and events in the external world, but create things that are not reflections of physical objects and events: the ephemeral psychological things like malice and the items of cluster B personality disorder, the source of deliberate as opposed to natural evil.

In the end, when it comes to the existence of evil or explanation for its existence, for those who believe in the Judeo-Christian God in the literal form of the Psychristetium (Colossians 1: 15, 16) one can choose Christ or the Absurd: there is either an unconscious Universe accidentally and unknowingly creating the various and sundry unresolved interpersonal conflicts, senseless murders, and injustices of the world, or these are exfoliate from the non-lucid content of the dreaming mind of Crucified Christ, in an arguably more logical universe in which the only form in which Existence appears--first person subjective experience---is the only thing that exists and the Universe is more logically a Person within which all other persons exist rather than a non-mental space filled with non-mental objects and events.
Q: What lies beyond the "Matrix" that is consciousness?

A: The conscious and unconscious mind of God.


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