What does God want?

Discussion in 'Religion' started by James R, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Where is the scripture which says suicide should be punished?
    How can a dead body be punished?

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  3. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Our known universe may be some student's science experiment.

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  5. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    I suspect that the experiment got bumped an hit the floor around 13.8 billion years ago.???
    Mayb God is a clumsy janitor.???
     
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  7. Michael 345 Bali 1 week here 2 to go Valued Senior Member

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    Oh god do you mean we are one up from a baking soda and vinegar volcano?

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  8. Michael 345 Bali 1 week here 2 to go Valued Senior Member

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    And the baking soda and vinegar volcano won because it was still working

    Meanwhile our Universe is expanding faster than the student can find the bits to reassemble into the singularity

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  9. gmilam Valued Senior Member

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    And it has been gathering dust in his closet since he graduated. Careful, Mom's on a spring cleaning spree and it's heading to the curb next trash day.
     
  10. Michael 345 Bali 1 week here 2 to go Valued Senior Member

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    Oh god i wish that were true

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  11. TheFrogger Valued Senior Member

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    The universe is not an experiment. ☺
     
  12. Michael 345 Bali 1 week here 2 to go Valued Senior Member

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    Well if it's the final product it has more defects than a car with airbags

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  13. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Question is if the universe conducts experiments. The obvious answer to that is yes.

    The earth alone has conducted 2 trillion, quadrillion, quadrillion, quadrillion chemical experiments during it's existence. At least one of those experiments resulted in living bio-organisms.

    To the universe odds of "1 chance in trillions" just means that the probability of occurring is 99.99999% certainty, given the combined chemical richness plus time and spaces involved.
    The term mathematical determinism alone guarantees that all mathematical solutions will eventually be reached with time.

    Our minds (conceptual representations of time and space), can never encompass the incomprehensibly large number of simultaneous mathematical patterns occurring within the universe, even within every second. A simple fractal iteration can create an infinity of magically emerging mathematical patterns.

    This is why I like Tegmark's proposal that everything can be explained by some "33" numerical values (numbers) and a "handful" of mathematical equations.
    It keeps things manageable.
     
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  14. TheFrogger Valued Senior Member

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    Something that takes forever to be acheived, will never come to be. Imagine, if you will, a clock with an extra-hand that ticks one-minute fast. It can never be reached while still using only finite digits.
     
  15. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Nature does not have our mathematical limitations. The point is that your example is linear only, whereas nature functions vertically as well as linearly, i.e. exponentially.
     
  16. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    God wants all positive, and only positive things.
     
  17. river

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    Towards this god .
     
  18. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Impossible! In order to maintain balance both positive and negative are required.
    Where there is life, there is death. Every action has an opposite an equal reaction.
    Even if there was a God, it would have to obey the inherent mathematics of the universe.

    But I don't understand any statement of "God wants".
    If you are a theist, then all you see today is what God desired should happen a long time ago, no?

    And I find it infinitely arrogant to assume that humans have any impact on the universe at all. We're messing with earth, but the earth is a speck of dust compared to the universe.

    God has a lot more to look after than the earth's welfare.
    Heck, at this very moment he is planning a few nice big super-novae along with the destruction of some probable planetary systems. Of course, we'll never know, they are just too far away.

    We do have a pretty good idea of the expiration date God gave the earth and everything on it.
    Not a very "positive" picture.

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  19. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    He must not be omnipotent, then.
     
  20. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    And what does that prove? Mathematics don't work?
     

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