God is just a word. The word God represents something. What the word God represents is always a matter of subjective interpretation. However, if
one steps back and looks at the definitions of God there are some interesting possibilities. One of the best definitions of the word God can be found
in Apophatic theology:
"Apophatic theology, also known as negative theology, is a form of theological thinking and religious practice which attempts to approach God, the
Divine, by negation, to speak only in terms of what may not be said about the perfect goodness that is God."
"Dionysius describes the kataphatic or affirmative way to the divine as the "way of speech": that we can come to some understanding of the
Transcendent by attributing all the perfections of the created order to God as its source. In this sense, we can say "God is Love", "God is Beauty",
"God is Good". The apophatic or negative way stresses God's absolute transcendence and unknowability in such a way that we cannot say anything about
the divine essence because God is so totally beyond being. The dual concept of the immanence and transcendence of God can help us to understand the
simultaneous truth of both "ways" to God: at the same time as God is immanent, God is also transcendent. At the same time as God is knowable, God is
also unknowable. God cannot be thought of as one or the other only."
But rather than take this limited approach to thinking about God of a single space-time Universe, I would like to expand the idea of how to define God
or what God represents taking into account two ideas in modern physics.
The way I am proposing what the word God represents is based on ideas from American physicist Hugh Everett III, who proposed the many-worlds
interpretation of quantum mechanics in his doctoral thesis at Princeton University in 1957. I am a proud Everettian! Here is a good article
critiquing Everettian thought, however, with the same data points I have an opposite subjective judgment to the author that is pro-Everettian. The
author's arguments make me support Everettian thought even more:
"This picture gets really extravagant when you appreciate what a measurement is. In one view, any interaction between one quantum entity and another
— a photon of light bouncing off an atom — can produce alternative outcomes, and so demands parallel universes. As DeWitt put it, “Every quantum
transition taking place on every star, in every galaxy, in every remote corner of the universe is splitting our local world on earth into myriads of
copies.” In this “multiverse,” says the physicist and many-worlds proponent Max Tegmark, “all possible states exist at every instant” —
meaning, at least in the popular view, that everything that is physically possible is (or will be) realized in one of the parallel universes."
So then combine Everettian thought with the multiverse hypothesis and the idea black holes create white holes:
The idea our Big Bang was the result of a star collapsing to a black hole in a previously existing space-time dimension creates a slightly bigger idea
of what Time is in the multiverse. In the multiverse combined with the many-worlds interpretation reality and time is vastly or astronomically much
bigger than anything we could possibly imagine. This larger idea beckons to use the word God to represent it!
God is the only word big enough to represent such a huge idea for time and space. So with these two idea, the multiverse and Everettian thought, what
does the word God represent? The word God then represents the realization of every possibility that can happen will happen over the entire
many-worlds multiverse. Anywhere there is probability, every possibility of a probability is realized. In one alternate Universe you marry Susan.
And in another alternate Universe you marry Kim. In one space-time dimension you are a mass murderer and in another you are a version of Mother
Teresa. So our Universe of space-time represents one possible set of choices realized in order for God to realized God's omnipotence.
God then becomes this idea of wholeness and completeness of every possibility realized. God is neither good nor evil because God represents both
qualities in equal proportions. And the same is true for each of us. There are an equal number of space-time dimensions where we are both just a
good and just as evil as anyone can be.
This then is the limit of imagination. Having a way to realize every possible possibility over the many-worlds multiverse is the limit of every
possible thought and experience consciousness can possibly have in existence.
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