Cambio de Philosophy Numero Tres: There is a God

by phil on Friday May 19, 2006 1:37 PM
secular religion

Previously I believed that there is no Being affecting our lives, that only forces of nature and humans are in play.

But you can't deny the specialness of our existence. Even if the universe is random, by the anthropic principle, we're in that one special universe out of the set of infinitely and randomly possible universes that allows us to be conscious of this universe. That specialness is so strong that perhaps there is a third force beyond nature and humans. The same specialness that made nature and humans is also at play in ways we don't understand completely. We often feel the impact whenever life appears to form narratives. Whenever fairy tale endings occur, when everything seems to lock into place, there is this feeling of the divine.

This special-ness has most of the properties of a divine being, so why not avatarize it and believe in God?


stalis said on May 20, 2006 3:36 PM:

yeah this is based in theory introduced in cosmological anthropic principle I read when I wasl like 17, it goes deep into the factors of this theory and competing theories of 'specialness' and other instances of self-selection biases perturbing the truthful understanding of nature herself. bling bling.

Rej said on May 21, 2006 4:01 AM:

Word. For sure.

ilya said on June 16, 2006 5:52 AM:

So much for removing the anthropocentrism from philsophy.

Philip Dhingra said on June 16, 2006 6:36 AM:

What's your position on anthropocentric bias?

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