By, or simply explaining Life, the Universe and All the pieces with “God accomplished it” is simply substituting one thriller by interesting to a fair larger thriller. Simply saying “God accomplished it” has no precise explanatory energy. Alternatively, explaining Life, the Universe and All the pieces as a pc software program program, a ‘God’ Program because it have been, can account for any and all anomalies. With software program all issues are potential – even explaining God.
In keeping with one theist of my on-line acquaintance, if God is aware of each potential consequence and what He’ll do in every case, then there aren’t any surprises… since a being who is aware of the whole flowchart would not have to suppose or ponder.
That raised an attention-grabbing state of affairs for me.
“If God is aware of each potential consequence and what He’ll do in every case… “
The phrase “what He’ll do” requires His precise thought, contemplation and decision-making. In any other case one is simply suggesting that God is a pre-programmed robotic who will robotically reply and do A if B and C if not-B and so forth and so forth. Each chance is in God’s ‘mind’ not as a result of God deduced all potentialities via thought and contemplation and cause and deduction however due to this pre-programmed chip which is pre-programmed with all potential situations and all reactions to each chance thus eliminating any requirement for considering and deliberation and contemplation and decision-making. In different phrases, God is akin to that laptop that lastly defeated the human chess champion as a result of the pc knew – in the identical approach my theist good friend says God is aware of – each potential transfer the human may make and what to do to counter these strikes. The pc had the chess flowchart mapped out. God is a pc! That is actually precisely what this theist was saying, or slightly suggesting. The proof…
“… since a being who is aware of the whole flowchart would not have to suppose or ponder” appears to confirm my premise. The phrases of a theist verifies my premise!
If God is aware of each potential state of affairs – the define of the grasp flowchart that comes with all potential flowcharts – then there isn’t any free will concerned, simply determinism. A pc software program program is deterministic; there isn’t any free will concerned.
Let’s take a better look!
God – assuming there truly is a God after all – might or might not know absolutely the future, however one may argue that God should know the longer term as a result of He set the completely deterministic legal guidelines, ideas and relationships inherent in and of the bodily sciences. Causality is absolute. If X right now, then Y tomorrow. Nevertheless, there’s one nasty can of worms, a free cannon, in that deterministic state of affairs – free will.
It has been claimed that God is aware of absolutely the future aside from what these nasty free-willed people (and plenty of animals) can and can do. Nevertheless, God does know each potential state of affairs that each one of these free-willed people (and animals) can or will do. God is aware of all the free-willed human (and animal) flowcharts and thus can cater before-the-fact to take care of no matter state of affairs eventuates. That struck me as equal as the pc program that defeated the human chess champion. That laptop software program program knew the whole flowchart of each potential transfer the human chess champion may make and thus how one can counteract each potential human transfer. So, God is akin to a pc, or higher but a pc software program program.
At first I believed that equating God with a pc was good however I used to be fallacious about equating God with a pc. God is not the pc. God is simply the precise laptop software program program that runs the digital actuality ‘recreation’ that we name Life, the Universe and All the pieces. Let’s simply name this the ‘God’ Program, the pc software program program that may take care of all of these free will potentialities or situations. In a pc / online game, the pc software program program ‘is aware of’ the whole potential recreation flowchart and has to cater for all potential situations generated by the free-willed human participant(s). However observe that there is nothing supernatural about a pc software program program and thus if God is akin to a pc software program program then there’s nothing supernatural about God.
So the query shouldn’t be how is God the creator however slightly how was God the created? Here is a state of affairs. It is the 12 months 2525 and extremely technologically superior beings (in all probability human) have created probably the most superior and complex laptop software program program but achieved, which they name ‘God’ (or possibly the “God’ Program) and this ‘God’ Program creates and controls a digital actuality panorama known as Life, the Universe and All the pieces. We, together with you and I, are simply ‘present’ as a part of what we understand as our actually actual 2017 actuality however precise we ‘exist’ in that ‘God’ generated digital 2017 actuality panorama – 2017 being a part of the ‘God’-generated simulation. That digital actuality panorama known as Life, the Universe and All the pieces works. Once more, there’s nothing supernatural about it.
However a pc software program program – the ‘God’ Program – requires a creator. People are that creator, due to this fact ‘God’ was created in our picture so to talk.
So the query is, a variation on a earlier theme, who or what truly wrote the pc software program program, the ‘God’ Program? However no matter who or what programmed the ‘God’ Program, that programmer(s) but once more would not need to be supernatural even when the programmer(s) are so extremely technologically superior that they could seem like magical or supernatural – Arthur C. Clarke’s Third Regulation.
Dropping down one stage, we’re not supernatural but we program our video / laptop video games via our inventive skills and maybe these video / laptop recreation characters we now have created would possibly view us as supernatural, and naturally they might be incorrect. One would possibly see a parallel right here with a few of our present religions.
It’s typically claimed that God ‘exists’ in a timeless and changeless state which is absolute garbage IMHO because the very act of unique although requires a temporal existence and a temporal existence requires change.
However, a pc software program program – the ‘God’ Program – is not after all timeless and it is not changeless and it would not exist in a timeless or changeless state of existence. But it would not suppose, determine, ponder, deliberate or no matter different synonyms you care to make use of.
Backing up once more one stage, this is a sensible software of the ‘God’ Program. Now if you’re prepared to simply accept primarily based on one ebook’s texts, that lots of of individuals claimed they noticed a supernatural Jesus (earlier than, throughout and after) despite the fact that there isn’t any unbiased verification of any of this that you just your self may make by your self and for your self concerning these supernatural claims, and but you might be (in all probability) not prepared to simply accept the (normally far more current) testimony of thousands and thousands of individuals over 1000’s of years who’ve witnessed different (it may’t be due to this fact it is not vs. I do know what I noticed) anomalies – ghosts, dragons, fairies, aliens, Bigfoot, and so forth. – then that is a double customary. One is not any extra credible than the opposite. However each will be assimilated into the ‘God’ Program (or in additional widespread parlance, the Simulation Speculation) with none downside.
Here is one other variation on that state of affairs or theme. If we’re digital beings ‘present’ in a pc software program program – the ‘God’ Program – that has generated our simulated panorama known as Life, the Universe and All the pieces then there isn’t any cause why all mythological beings, from dragons to Horus; from leprechauns to Odin; from fairies to Apollo, could not have additionally ‘existed’ albeit just about. What software program can deliver into existence, software program can terminate. That equally applies to all the alleged occasions and characters within the Bible, together with the supernatural beings – angels, demons, in addition to the Trinity itself. Additional, it simply accounts for any and all supernatural occasions or miracles associated in Biblical texts, just like the Solar and the Moon standing nonetheless within the sky; the creation of a lady from a male rib; Jonah within the ‘whale’ residing to inform the story; or the varied accounts of what quantities to pure alchemy. With laptop software program applications, all issues are just about potential.
Dropping down one stage but once more, there are mythological-themed laptop / video video games you should purchase right now that characteristic ghosts, pixies, dragons, unicorns, flying horses, in addition to Thor, Zeus, and so forth. Really I would not be shocked if somebody, someplace hadn’t created a video / laptop recreation that includes Jesus and firm.