Well maybe going to see a psychiatrist will help you figure out what's wrong
with you...

In the meantime if what you write is not bullshit, don't arm anyone.

Quentin

2010/7/17 Mark Buda <her...@acm.org>

> > A question: does it make any sense that one goes to live in a
> > "personal paradise in their own subjective reality in a different branch
> > of the universe" only after death? Would it not make sense that we are
> > always in the state of "existing in a subjective reality in some branch
> > of the universe"? How is this not solipsism?
>
> None of it makes any sense because it's a paradox. Reality is impossible.
> You can understand it, but it can't all make sense to you at once.
>
> I once remarked that half of all marriages end in divorce, but that isn't
> so bad when you consider the other half end in death. I realize now that
> there are two more alternatives: apotheosis and oblivion.
>
> I'm in an impossible situation right now, a love triangle of sorts, and if
> all my ideas are correct it will end with all three of us spending
> eternity together, even if the whole of reality gets turned inside out in
> the process. From my perspective, that is. And I am determined to obtain
> that outcome.
>
> However, from your perspective, one of four things will appear to happen:
> (1) I get a divorce. But the me you see isn't the subjective me talking to
> you now. It is, from my subjective perspective, a philosophical zombie.
> (2) My wife or I die. But the me you see in this case is, as in case (1),
> a philosiphical zombie from my perspective.
> (3) You completely forget about me. (That's the oblivion alternative, from
> the outside, which corresponds from my point of view to traveling
> backwards in time, which impossible for me.)
> (4) You realize that I am God, but "God" doesn't mean what you thought it
> meant. After you realize that I am God, if you want to be God, you'll have
> to leave me, by appearing to die, or by my forgetting you. Otherwise,
> you'll still share my subjective reality if we interact, and there will
> only be room for three Gods - the Holy Trinity - and you won't be one of
> them, unless I change my mind.
>
> I realize this makes no fucking sense. It's insanely complicated. That's
> why I can't figure all of it out by myself, and that's why I don't have
> to.
>
> I'm pretty certain that I can find clues to string theory in coincidences
> in the Mayan calendar and my genealogy and family relationships, if I have
> the time to work on it. I'm willing to be dissuaded by facts. I'm willing
> to listen to reason. I'm willing to leave the list if people ask me to
> shut up. I won't hang around where I'm not welcome.
>
> But seriously, I can't figure out where I've made a mistake.
> --
> Mark Buda <her...@acm.org>
> I get my monkeys for nothing and my chimps for free.
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