Monday, November 19, 2007

God

"God" is, minimally, that which exists as the ground of conceptual and ontological relationality (i.e., as the transcendent conceptual and ontological "limit value") for all things, such that they exist as conceptually and ontologically coherent, discrete-yet-relative entities.

All things exist, transcendentally, in conceptual and ontological relation to all other things as discrete "co-entities" in the total field of being. Indeed, even the total field of being is a coherent "entity" only insofar as it transcendentally relates to non-being––being so radically existent as to transcend the categories of finite being––for its very definition (in both the conceptual and ontological sense of 'definition').

Therefore, God exists.

(This borders on viewing God as the observer which collapses (collapsed?) the quantum wave which brought our universe into actual existence, but I refrain from going there at this juncture, and perhaps at any juncture.)

2 comments:

Erick said...

"God as the observer which collapses (collapsed?) the quantum wave which brought our universe into actual existence" is kind of a consequence of a "consciousness causes collapse" (one of many: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interpretation_of_quantum_mechanics) interpretation of Q.M. if you assume that our (human) consciousness isn't retroactively able to cause the collapse of early-universe wave functions.

Or to ask the question in as a sound-bite: Who was there to cause the collapse of the wavefuctions after the big bang and before life evolved?

(Aside: this was [one of] the punchline[s] to the lecture I gave at the English service at banner when you were gone for a couple of weeks)

the Cogitator said...

Yes, Skullfog, I'm pretty sure it was thou that didst plant that idea in mine ye olde brane (ouch, pun intended!). I'm patently incompetent in physics so I can't make solid claims about observer wave-collapse theory. BRAING IT!