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Daniel Arendt

On Being Good Without God.

  • Syllabus: humans are by nature all opportunistic; the concept of any nature of God has been vanquished by 20th century physics, namely the special theory of relativity, the chaos theory, and the Big Bang theory in global relativity theoretics. So many people going on and on about such exact physical sciences, so many educators droning on in a priori presumption such theories are perfect, and thus such global impact on cultures having been made, face it…only a simpleton believes in God, any faith, any spirituality; handcuff, eradicate, or regulate spiritualists to protect dumb people from predators and rabble-rousers competing with more aggressive opportunistic competitors. Being good requires simply choice and measuring only by the needs or edicts of the day since a lifetime is all there is.


    Ontology-Based Metaphysical Reflection Upon Physics Of Syllabus


    The referenced physics theories certainly are relied upon by many atheists; at the same time, such theories support a certain Protestant and other religious modern concept known as noninterventionist strategy…i.e., God only created everything but ever-after has refrained from any special acts or miracles, yet God concurrently acts at particular moments without violating the laws of nature.


    The blatant circular logic of noninterventionist strategy seems plain: it is senseless to say God stays out completely yet somehow gets a message(s) through to some people. As such strategy seems more a purely comparative religious cloy against the Catholic and similar faiths believing in miracles, I abandon further consideration of it except to note it supports a notion of human opportunism.


    The main points of relevant physics appear to be:


    First, the special theory of relativity: measurements of distance and time vary from different perspectives upon the observer’s relative motion. Proponents of this block theory of the universe deny the existence of God’s eternal “NOW”, questioning the nature of Divine eternity and creaturely temporality.


    As a stand-alone genre of educational and book-selling attack on the idea God is constantly “tuning in” on the world, the theory of relativity where used in such attack weakens due to fact we don’t know HOW God watches (or if God has human distance limitations); to “explain” God’s lack of viewership interest under Einstein’s theory, decades later physics pioneers like Edward Lorenz evolved the second relevant theory…the chaos theory of determinism.


    Chaos theory basically sets forth that without need of any God, any absolutely precise input will yield an absolutely precise output most of the time, except for occasional deterministic chaos giving rise to random behavior; where a novelty emerges it has to be a re-arrangement of something commonly existent or it will be so unstable/unsuited it can’t persist…unless a decoherence effect causes it to continue indefinitely, decoherence remains incalculable, or both.


    One observes therein an openness: the future isn’t a random lottery, but rather causal principles involved are more than exchanges of energy between constituents; causation is due to differing patterns of dynamical behavior or of expressions of information. No physics makes it difficult to believe that God interacts with the unfolding history of creation through inputs of active information.


    Physicists ran from Einstein to Lorenz for an absolute door closure upon or at least scientifically highly implausible perception of God, but haven’t shown it there; maybe the third and final relevant theory, the Big Bang theory, will provide the ultimate smackdown of a mere myth.

    The Big Bang theory says our universe created itself from the nexus of another universe, thus no God created it nor by extrapolation anything in it.


    This one’s too easy to rebut: since physics insists no matter can ab initio generate itself, where then did the very first-of-all universes come from, especially since a vacuum produces nothing? Well, physics is pretty quiet there, meaning something in transcendence of our physics is the day one initiator of our realm and everything ever in it or any predecessor universe(s).


    Ontologically Metaphysical Opinion On Human Nature Per Syllabus


    From archaic Greek and Mycenaean society (1400-700 BC) through philosophers like Hesiod (c. 700 BC), Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics; from Hebrew Deuteronomy 15:7-10 to Islamic Qur’an 17th surah lines 23-30 to physical forms of Hindu karman, and beyond, in such people and texts charity, mercy, and hospitality reflect a diverse and eternal human perspective that what we call “good” is part of a Creator’s essence of which all souls are a part.


    Forever and even today, many in the world insist that no God(s) or universal power higher than man exists, thus the most ruthless must maul, deceive, or otherwise prevail against the vast weaker population, which themselves could be just as ruthless as others but for laziness, fear of suppression, or both; these kind of people insist no God exists based more on expediencies than facts, further insisting that all humans are always born with “bad” character only; and they say there are no spiritual worries if you treat those needing or aspiring to charity/mercy as surplus humanity and losers, preyed upon further by faker clergy of every stripe using made-up faiths to beat fellow pikers like say Laden out of more cash.


    I myself am not aware of any science which dispels my personal beliefs that humanity is imbued with souls all created by God, God operates in the nature of the Gospels, that ruthless, pitiless self-absorption (including direct or passive participation in or tacit mental tolerance/craven admiration for malevolent, hateful, or otherwise misanthropic egregiousness) is rooted in siren enticements of darkness, and that how you spend your life determines where God will then let you stay for eternity: eternal growth in simpatico with a God having no “need or use” for you Himself, or eternal ruthlessness of a realm run by a non-God who detests your existence at all.


    In other words, anyone can be what some call “good” without God, but only to the point, if any, someone needs the help of non-ontological licensed psychiatry to overcome bona fide physically caused impairments re fear(s) or anything else relevant, often it’s easier to stay “good” through the grace God makes available to all no matter how they perceive Him.



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