reply to post by JamesCookieIII
I'm going to make a clumsy attempt at expressing what I'm seeing here. Based on your responses, the numbers don't mean anything unless the math
teacher is present. Without a math professor handy, numbers are just incoherent scratches on paper. And there is no value without a god present. No
value, no reason or rhyme, no pattern and no logic. God is the key to the encryption. Here's my question: how do you know the encryption isn't the
Because it can be no other way; anything less than a perfect God could not create something out of nothing. don't believe me? Try to create something
out of nothing, or try then the opposite: to destroy something completely. God = the unchanged changer, the unmoved mover. He can create out of
nothing and destroy as well. We as humans cannot even create ideas out of nothing, they all have their roots in experiences of some sort. that being
said, I think rationalist philosophy is the way to go if a guy like you wants to experience the truth of the power of God. It's the analytical
solution to problems we haven't even found numerically yet... on the validity of numbers - yes, unless you believe in God, how do u know that we
aren't being misled by an evil malevolent demon hell bent on deceiving our perceptions, so that we will ultimately be misled to the point of
the point is, even if there are demons (loads to be said on that - by others, not me), I believe to God, what is eternity to some, (damnation to us
humans?) is finite to him.
yes I have no tangible proof, besides the subjective experience which I have been through. that's why what I advocate is called faith, and also why
it is the most powerful idea. It keeps the demons away because they do not know how to play you I think. If demons try to encrypt your senses and thus
your rationality, then God must step in to keep everything balanced on a quantum (probably more complicated, actually) level, or something like
Could it not be that we have free will, and that fate and destiny are God's chosen methods of
orchestrating the chaos our freedom creates? maybe infinity doesn't truly exist. maybe as we approach new territory on a graph (or journey such as
life), God time travels ahead of us to create just enough (of whatever we think goes on forever) to stay, say, three steps ahead of us. It may look
like we can zoom out forever on our program, but God continues to empower us mentally, and that's why we can?
Science does not preclude God, nor vice versa. The funny thing is science and religion are two different languages in which everyone is trying to say
the same thing. The point that I'm making is that FAITH is the key to the encryption, whether we are looking at massive amounts of unrelenting data,
or for the truth about our spiritual existance. in fact, I argue that one cannot exist without the other in some sense (science and religion) because
God made it that way. Thus everyone on the creationist v evolution debate is trying to solve a chicken before the egg or egg before the chicken type
paradox... the only way to say where chickens came from is - drumroll please - to try and define a miracle. I choose to believe that miracles are only
capable of being produced by God (perfect, eternal, unchanging). The secret is, it seems that a fertilized virgin would be the only way chickens which
laid eggs could come about. genetic mutation makes no sense to me, because if a chicken came from some sort of dinosaur (or w.e. pre chicken animal
you can dream up), through genetic mutation (another form of miracle, no?), then ANOTHER pre chicken animal would need to have the same genetic
mutation in order to be able to have non retarded offspring with the first one... genetic mutation explaining where chickens came from requires back
to back miracles, but God creating chickens only takes one. By my reckoning, statistically, God is exponentially more likely than chickens.
The thing which made me change my tune, however, from that of a scientist to that of a faithful scientist, was witnessing a miracle. changed my
perspective, allowing the love to flow free (still have bad days, but literally night vs. day comparison to my previous bad days.) Now, I feel
philosophically I can proceed with my life and ask questions such as "which came first, the chicken, or the egg?" because I have the faith to find
the answers now. Btw I am 22 years old, and have been blessed my whole life, but as logic states, the truth is the truth.