Tuesday, February 20, 2007

God, Bang, Boom

I'm tired of seeing people on TV, and hearing them on the radio, arguing about philosophy, religion, and science. They debate as if one of them will actually win. It irritates me.

There is no way to disprove the existence of a deity. There is no way to disprove evolution. There is no way to prove or disprove ANY idea about ANY concept that isn't both physical and empirical.

So why do theists and evolutionists go at it so hard? Why do people kill each other over something about which they COULD NEVER be certain? In arguments about the origin of our world and universe, no one can prove the other incorrect nor themselves correct.

Over these 30-something years of my life, I've dabbled (very lightly) in philosophy, religion, science and pseudo-science trying to find the answer to the age-old question: Why are we here? It took a while, but I've finally become certain of what I suspected since I was a teenager: Nobody knows.

In the end it boils down to the fact that you will believe what you want to believe. For some, it's what's most convenient. To others, the belief that creates a better environment or civilization seems the best. Whether it be Christianity or Nihilism, both have CHOSEN their position.

Since none of us know, and almost all of us want to know, I don't see how it can really hurt for anyone to make any conjecture they want to make. Therefore, I will subsequently submit my few thoughts on the matter.

We see the world around us. We learn by observing. This is science. We observe that there are always things greater, and things lesser. This is mathematics. There is no KNOWN absolute end to the number line, nor is there a beginning, other than the one we have designated as the origin, or zero. The numbers continue in either direction to infinity.

As we observe, we see varying degrees of sentience in the lifeforms we observe. We place some higher, and some lower than others. We place ourselves at a mark on the high end of this line. However, we've never observed any level of sentience greater than our own. By our own observations, we should logically deduce that there MAY BE, and most likely is, a sentience greater than our own. This may be God.

Hypothetically, there could be a God. This idea is Theism. Hypothetically, this God could be omnipresent. This idea is Pantheism. Hypothetically, this God doesn't exist at all, since there is no evidence, other than the observation of it's absence. This is atheism. Finally, none of the above matters, because WE DON'T KNOW.

I'm glad I don't really put too much thought into this crap. I'll probably read this blog post later, and think about how corny or stupid it is. I guess what I'm saying is that I just don't see any logic behind fighting about it, when the objective of all these ideologies is to find some universal truth that will BETTER mankind. It seems ironic to me.

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