reply to post by LesMisanthrope
No problem. Glad you liked what I had to say.
From what I'd read of Langan's CTMU, what stuck out for me is the idea that meaning and context and therefore language is decisive.
Here's my little summation.
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
Life is made up of story, which is told through language or symbol (same diff) whereby meaning and context is decisive. However, story and language
are things of the mind, ideas, thoughts. A mindless, thoughtless universe has nothing to say, and therefore no meaning can be assigned to it, if that
were the case. In this regard, all human perception, and all science, would be absurd and utterly delusional in it's ability to describe reality, and
yet by it's language (of math and physics) it has predictive capabilities, and therefore the universe is governed by language, tells a story, and may
therefore trace it's origins and destiny to the thoughts of the mind of God.
The universe, including ourselves, is a story told by the mind of God where the language or syntax could be considered the laws of physics.
I've also previously mentioned Descarte's subjective/object duality which implies the same thing, namely that to percieve is to perceive the perceiver
perceiving himself being perceived ie: that in spite of our inability to perceive the objective reality as it is, for it to exist in its own right it
must be held in the mind of God as the ultimate objective reality. In other words that through philosophical logic, he arrived at the same conclusion
that Langan did, namely that the source of reality is grounded in a mind which can be logically inferred, and which occurs in a closed loop with our
Modern science has coined a little axiom to the effect of "to be is to be perceived" which amounts to the same thing again.
In causality terms, this is called a downward causation, or what Bernard Haische has referred to as an "intelligent subtraction from, the absolute
formless potential" relative to which everything that exists, exists (compliments of AfterInfinity's "flaw") in order to make our experience possible,
making of us and this experience, the outward manifestation of the eternal Godhead, with intent ie: by superintelligent design.
What interests me is how this whole "story" of this entire cosmic evolutionary process has unfolded in a certain way, as if scripted right from the
beginning and with such precision that what's written on this particular page never changed and was never rewritten at any time to factor in different
outcomes as they unfolded, or what I call superdeterminism. That's the really freaky part, that all contingencies were anticipated, while slicing away
all other possibilities, as if God knew precisely what he was doing from the moment of creation, to the degree that the creative process would
culminate in the human form and being (experience) - something that a close examination of the earth-moon-sun relationship, also validates.
Edit to add: I should also point out that the historical person of Jesus (in spite of not having access to modern scientific understanding) also
clearly employed the same logic (logos=logic), while taking it one step further by inferring that the meaning and purpose of this existence is the
of God as the highest possible frame of reference, a contextual frame of reference which he then extended in regards to what might be
thought of as "the relativity of human being" on the unconditioned ground of being and becoming (holy of holies). For more, see the whole context of
the Parable of the Good Samaritan
"Go, and do likewise" he said, turning and walking away..! OMG that's just too awesome!
edit on 3-1-2013 by NewAgeMan because: (no reason given)