Wednesday, November 11, 2015

What Is God?

God is a representation of all higher order phenomena found in the universe.

Higher order phenomena such as avalanches because 'when the avalanche has started, it is too late for the pebbles to vote'. Which is why at least one substantially correct definition of a god is "a person as unstoppable as an avalanche". Higher order phenomena such as life because life is emergent. Even molecules and superatoms whose properties can't be derived from the properties of atoms. Also anything multiply-realizable, and even human cultures and humanity itself, whose properties can't be derived from those of individual humans.

These are all higher order phenomena that are simultaneously built out of lower order phenomena, control those lower order phenomena, and are not dependent on them. Proof: the Earth has an oxygen rich atmosphere only because life exists on it. The biosophere is built out of chemical processes, but it controls those processes, and is not dependent on any particular ones given the variety of photosynthesis, chemosynthesis, and more.

People's Relationships to God

God is all those things. God is the One Word which teeny tiny minds use to point to all those things working in concert. Those things which affect the lives of those teeny tiny minds ... like an avalanche. Utterly unstoppable and beyond their comprehension. God deeply affects their lives and so these teeny tiny minds want to know "is God benevolent or malevolent" aka "am I screwed?" it's kind of an important question!

From the nature of God as 'the sum of all higher order phenomena' all of its properties are recovered. Not least being, the stupider the person, the more they worship God. The less you can understand something that deeply affects your life, the more you'll be superstitious and worshipful of it. This phenomenon can be seen in poker and slot machines when the players haven't abstracted away from individual hands of poker to higher order strategies.

Also explained is why right-wing authoritarians are so religious and faithful. Higher order phenomena provably exist but RWAs are reductionists and want to deny the existence of all higher order phenomena. Their moronitude and retardation is in direct and violent conflict with reality. Their brains are ill-equipped to handle reality which is why reality has power over them. The higher order phenomena exist regardless and the more RWAs deny their existence, the more those phenomena have power over RWAs, making the RWAs more abject, pathetic and worshipful of them.

Of course the RWAs' attitudes and beliefs aren't logical, but they are extremely predictable. From reductionism and a rabid bottom-up building attitude comes naked faith in the Almighty higher order processes that violently destroy the bottom up building.

Derivations of God's Properties

From God being the sum of higher order phenomena of the universe it becomes obvious why God is infinite. Infinity has been mathematically proved to be a matter of perspective. Infinity is just beyond the construction abilities of a system. If you added to a finite system in order to create a larger still finite system, the new things you can construct with the bigger system are infinite in the smaller system, even though they look pretty fucking finite from the bigger system. So God is infinite to teeny tiny minds because the universe is *forever* beyond the comprehension, understanding and imagination of their minds.

This is also why God is omniscient since knowledge is itself a higher order phenomenon. The sum of all knowledge is just a small part of all higher order phenomena aka God. It's also why God is omnipotent and of course why God is omnipresent. Higher order phenomena are found fucking everywhere, and it is a piss poor joke of a system that manages to exclude them. Even Peano arithmetic includes higher order phenomena.

And given that God is higher order phenomena and knowledge and knowledge of higher order phenomena, knowledge of the universe even, it becomes obvious why God is also known as "god of the gaps". But far from this being a bug as moronic atheist zealots like to proclaim, it is a FEATURE. It has always been a feature just as much as ignorance, blind obedience and zombieism have always been features of right-wing authoritarianism. This is why they never serve as counter-arguments or successfully erode support for God or RWA respectively, but only to reinforce them.

God is a higher order phenomenon of teeny tiny and/or diseased minds.

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