We all are thrown to existence in a box. we do not know how nor why and for what purpose. We can choose to concentrate in looking at the things of the box, or we can spend time looking at the limits of the box, at the whys and what is out and how to go out. Or to discover the final purpose it there is one, and to interrogate the inner self about that. That is theology. I think that this is a legitimate activity. and a brave one.
And now my theology: The world of the mind is not the world of the phisical phenomenons. If ,as I said above within this topic, there is only mind and math, being matter a perception of the mind, and math is determined by the mind (I would said created by it) then existence becomes a tenuous concept. It depends on the mind. For a chiken, there is no notion of the existence of persons. if existence is a matter of the mind, it is legitimate to interrogate if sometjing, God for example, exist by asking the inner self. And maybe god really do exist because our mind tell us so. My father has died, but I have it very present. it is said that the loved ones that have gone away live in our mind. And it may be for a good reason. Maybe to act as idealized superselfs that observe us and force somehow to be good at other alive loved ones. That may be the reason of the existence of God in relation to the other members of our society. a bit unrelated: All isucessful deas have some relation with the reality( that is, are in relation other, more basic ideas) and thus describe this reality. The mith of the universal flooding account for a very rich set of geological and moral facts. why may be that marine fossils are in the mountans an what horrible things happens when men behave as free riders. The first is a scientific hypotesis, not corroborated by data a posteriori in recent times. The second, is valuable information for life in society. That the first is false does not invalidate the second. There is a ground of truth. It must be, because this has been a very sucessful mith. 2012/7/12 John Clark <johnkcl...@gmail.com> > On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 8:17 AM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com>wrote: > > > Then we should stop teaching Newtonian physics as well, since there >> are no new advances there either. >> > > Not so. A hurricane simulation is pure Newtonian physics and yet they are > far far better now, that is to say they give us better understanding of the > storm, than they were 10 years ago or even 5. Theology on the other hand > was no good for anything 400 years ago and it's no good for anything today. > > >> > How about 'Anything that I deem unimportant should be eliminated.'? Do >> you detect any flaw in that reasoning? >> > > No, if I feel something is unimportant I generally also feel it would be > wiser not to do it and make better use of my time doing something else. > > John K Clark > > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. > To unsubscribe from this group, send email to > everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit this group at > http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.