The Supreme monad is necessary because it is necessary.
It is the only monad that can perceive and act. The other monads
are linked to it but passive and have no windows (are bllnd) .

Thus the supreme monad, which choose to call God,  is like a CPU (central 
processing unit or "chip")
of a net of blind, passive monads.

So everything that happens (even the bad) is caused by the supreme monad or 
God, which
is what christianity teaches us. God has perfect vision and so is He wholly 
perfect but He
but has to act in a contingent, imperfect world that nevertheless must try to 
follow the laws
of physics (so tsunamies can happen) and in which men, so as not to be robots, 
have the ability
to choose between good and evil and unfortunately some do evil. So its not the 
best world
but the best possible world,

Roger Clough

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Time: 2012-08-23, 08:50:02
Subject: Re: On perception (only done directly by God)

Hi Roger,

    What purpose does the idea of an actual Supreme Monad have? The point is 
that there does not exist a single Boolean algebraic description of its 
perception. We can still imagine what such a supremum exist but such only are 
real for one individual mind at a time. This is the "person relationship with 
God" idea. This is a possible solution to the measure problem that Bruno 

On 8/23/2012 8:32 AM, Roger Clough wrote:


Although monads do not perceive the world directly,
whatever does it for them (the Supreme Monad
or to use a word despised by some on the list, God)
must have a very wide bandwidth. Leibniz
says that perception of bodies is only possible  
if the receptor (God) has wideband ability
since the objects of experience are all different
and are infinite variety not only as a whole
but in themselves. 

Roger Clough,
Leibniz would say, "If there's no God, we'd have to invent him so everything 
could function."



"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed." 
~ Francis Bacon

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