If we sum up all of Christianity this way, it would be obviously ridiculous. What people do not understand is that from God’s own POV every aspect of reality is just something that he made up.
When we ask the question is Jesus really the son of God? The answer is quite unexpected. If God is the creator of all things, then even the concept of fatherhood and sonship is just something that he made up.
Since there cannot possibly be any ultimate reason for existence (because existence itself would necessarily precede any reason for it) any reason for existence must be artificially contrived after-the-fact.
By all the power of God that I am I hereby update the above story: The purpose of existence is joy. Righteousness is defined as what-so-ever maximizes peace and joy. It is just as simple as that.
I drew this graph 42 years ago when I remembered the creation of light. I also remembered the point on the 45 degree tangent as (0.707, 0.292) I just graphed it again and the last number should have been rounded up to 0.293.
Genesis 1:3 King James Version (KJV) And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
The creation of light was not as reported in Genesis. Language has not been invented yet so there was no spoken command. The creation of light was a very gradual increasing awareness that blackness everywhere was tuning into brighter shades of gray. The process was so gradual that it took a very long time to realize that anything was happening. At the end of this process there was whiteness everywhere. x2+(y−1)2 = 1
The whole point of God’s Master Plan is to maximize joy. Sometimes this requires artificially limiting access to desirable things. If diamonds were as common as gravel they would be valued the same as gravel.
God allows suffering because trials and tribulations permanently expand our capacity for peace and joy.
Only through trials and tribulations is the human mind inoculated against the suffering that they cause. Eventually a natural immunity to suffering arises and the mind can be at peace under most any conditions.
Suffering continues until our minds become trained to cease responding to adverse conditions with adverse emotions.
All those that suffer will be proportionally compensated for this suffering with greater peace and joy.
December 14, 2018 update:
As my great friend Rob told me tonight, (and I immediately agreed) God also allows suffering so that people can learn empathy.
Empathy is the most important aspect of love and love is the most important aspect of righteousness.
Moral righteousness is the conscious choice to deeply care about the feelings of others. A mandatory prerequisite to this is to constantly do our best to increasing feel the feelings of others directly ourselves.
By simply applying Frege’s principle of compositionality to the ordinary meaning of these three terms: [categorically* exhaustive reasoning]
a system of logical reasoning that cannot possibly commit the error of omission and necessarily discovers every possible analytical detail of the object of its investigation (limited subject domain omniscience) is logically entailed.
*In traditional logic (that is, the tradition that started with Aristotle), a categorical proposition is one that affirms or denies a predicate of a subject. That is, a categorical proposition says “A is B” or “A is not B”.
The key step to transform the Earth into an egalitarian paradise for all:
Getting otherwise selfish people to totally understand that maximizing their own joy is best done through loving one another (as much as possible) with complete empathy. As soon as selfish people fully realize that their selfishness is harming themselves they will give it up.
Any statement, declarative sentence, or proposition that is possibly false is a belief. Whereas immutable truth is always necessarily true as verified entirely on the basis of the meaning of its words.
Possibly(P) <---> Not Necessarily Not(P)
Necessarily(P) <---> Not Possibly Not (P)
It has taken me thirty years to boil it down to the concise statement above, modal logic was the key.
Cross River Falls Minnesota (Summer 1995) I remembered creating the third dimension to space by pushing the top of a two-dimensional geometric plane backwards to form a 45 degree angle. I did this as a disembodied spirit at the beginning of time. Human bodies and even the idea of other people hadn’t been invented yet. (The 45 degree angle of Cross River Falls triggered this memory).
Truth is the mapping from representations of actuality to actuality itself.
From Wolfram MathWorld:
A map is a way of associating unique objects to every element in a given set. So a map f : A ↦ B from A to B is a function f such that for every a ∈ A, there is a unique object f(a) ∈ B. The terms function and mapping are synonymous for map.
When we unify the correspondence theory of truth with the coherence theory of truth into a single specification we find that truth is nothing more than the correspondence between representations of actuality and actuality itself.
These representations of actuality are usually encoded in the abstraction of language, but, can also include direct memories of physical sensations.
The actuality itself can be some object that exists physically in the world, or (to encompass the coherence theory of truth) also include other abstractions.
All of the great paradoxes of the world can be shown to shown to be merely incoherent and nothing more. This is to expressly include the Halting Problem and the Incompleteness Theorem.
2018 Truth Schema ∀L ∈ Formal_Systems True(L, C) ↔ ∃Γ ⊆ Axioms(L) (Γ ⊢ C)
A proposition cannot be considered to be necessarily false until this proposition results in an inescapable direct contradiction.
Even an infinite amount of (inductive logic) evidence does not amount to an infinitesimal amount of (deductive logic) proof.
Unless reasoning begins with premises that are known to be true with 100% perfectly justified complete certainty (PJCC), reasoning is not sound even if it is otherwise valid.
Reasoning can only be 100% perfectly trusted when it is categorically exhaustively complete, thus has no gaps.
When reasoning begins with a categorically exhaustively complete set of mutually exclusive premises and this reasoning is valid, one derives 100% perfectly justified complete certainty (PJCC) that exactly one of these conclusions is based on sound reasoning.
All logical error boils down to the non sequitur fallacy. All correct reasoning involves the set intersection of the semantic meanings contained within its premises.
Isaiah 45:6 King James Version
…I am the Lord, and there is none else.
Isaiah 45:7 King James Version
I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.
2 Nephi 2:11
For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things.
2 Nephi 2:25
Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy.
At the beginning of time before creation only God existed, thus all of the material universe had God as its only source. Since all of the material universe is projected directly from God, everyone and everything is an aspect of God himself.
Since life is very much more interesting with others than it is all alone God created others from out of himself.
The key ingredient in the creation of other beings was opposition to his will. If everyone and everything always agreed with God all of the time it would still seem like God was all alone. So as 2 Nephi 2:25 suggests Adam fell that men might be. Disobedience was the seed from which human agency (free will) was created.
Living one’s life entirely from this frame-of-reference causes Peace and Joy to become permanent:
1) The whole universe was designed to work out perfectly for everyone.
2) The only reason for trials and tribulations is to expand our capacity for Peace and Joy.
There never will be any wrath of God, nor harsh judgement. God will only use the gentlest possible discipline required to transform people into their best possible selves. The Holy Spirit (道德經) will handle this discipline through the law of cause-and-effect.
It has been my goal to become perfectly happy forever since I was sixteen years old. I have been working on this design since then. I was not sure that I had the power to make it come true until the Fall of 1995 when a minor miracle confirmed my memory of the beginning of time.
1) The world is gradually transformed into Heaven by getting everyone on the same page of loving others as oneself. Peace and joy will become permanent as people learn to live only from the best frame-of-reference.
2) God’s omnipotence is divided up into ever increasing technological innovation so that things can continue to get better forever. Without a limit on omnipotence we would quickly run out of new things.
3) Old age will be cured so that old people can grow young again, and stay young forever.
4) Interstellar space travel will be required so that humans can have physical immortality and still reproduce. This will work on the basis of folding space so that travel to anywhere in the universe will take nearly the same fixed amount of time and not vary very much with the distance.
5) To make things interesting time travel to (an infinite set of) parallel universes will be possible. By limiting time travel to parallel universes the grandfather paradox is prevented and it is impossible to spoil the surprise of one’s own future.
The only correct measure of righteousness is unconditional Love as translated from the New Testament Greek (agape) or its equivalent from other religions such as Buddhist Compassion translated from Sanskrit and Pali (karuna).
Galatians 5:14 (NRSV)
For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
The purpose of the blog is to announce new scripture to the world.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
The Word of Pete 1:1
I am father God and you are my children that I love very much. The entire universe has been designed so that each and everyone of you can become perfectly happy. The purpose of human existence is joy.