What are the chances the world is “real” when you consider the possibilities? Practically none.
is the dark cloud hanging over all intelligible thought because it
cannot be discredited, and it has a high probability of being reality.
It should bury us in humility. It should destroy our ability to move
until we gain faith. Only faith can move us beyond the crushing abyss of
solipsism and other probable realities and thought forms.
is the only way to love because solipsism destroys the possibility of
love. We cannot meaningfully move without faith because solipsism
renders all possible actions equivalent and nonsensical. If I am writing
these words only to myself why would I make them intelligible? There is
no one to love if solipsism is true; unless, I am trinity.
can not be disproved because dreams happen, the mind can distort
consciousness, the mind can bury nearly anything, and altered
consciousness. Altered consciousness and dreams are common.
If you look around right now it’s not hard to imagine the walls shifting and your own mind constructing reality around it.
say your mind would treat you better if it was constructing everything
around you? Then why do people commit suicide? Why do people become drug
addicts? The mind can and does abuse itself.
is rarely refuted as unreality within the dream. Why do we assume
current reality will be refuted within current reality? If you were
living in a self-constructed state of consciousness you could not expect
to know if it was “fake” until you died. Reality might be veiled even
Because solipsism is possible, even
likely, we have three choices: (1) we can accept it, adapt to the “____
dream,” and do what we will until death; (2) we can choose to embrace
another interpretation of reality, like religion; (3) we can enter a
state of inaction or confusion in which nothing we do or could do
Pascal’s wager recalculated. It’s a
matter of odds, but the odds are impossible to calculate with accuracy.
We must simply choose. Even if solipsism is true, Christianity still
stands as the center of one’s self created universe. Christianity has
been placed at the center of history. Everything is dated from its
origin. This suggests one’s mind views Christianity as the center
paradigm to be contended with.
One cannot object that
this is not the case for people born before the Anno Domini era because,
from a solipsist perspective, that past, and those people, are merely
creative back-story. No one is alive to perceive that existence.
is perhaps no certain logical foundation that leads some people closer
to God over the course of their lives. It seems, rather, to be a
coalition of forces directing the course of the internal drive that
produces “faith” within a person. Even after everything a person
believes is destroyed, we often find them evolving towards God. In other
words, this general direction should be described as a spirit rather
than a consistent ideology or logically reasonable proposition.
Christian doctrines often have no consistent foundation and are
different from century to century. The only remaining consistency within
the uncertain and shifting landscape of ideas, institutions, and beings
is a general spiritual force under-girding the whole Christian project.
logical arguments, including those associated with the proof or
disprove God, rely on the underlying assumption that human logic can
discover reality. In the end, there is only faith: faith in logic, God,
Jesus, non-solipsism, senses, etc.
Jesus did not use
logic. In some cases, he employed almost anti-logic to obscure the
truth. He spoke about the Spirit, and its work, and its call. There is
an in-group and out-group. The in-group is chosen by the Spirit. Logic
God cannot be proven because there are
too many statistical probabilities. He can only be perceived through
nature and related to through faith and love. Some cannot perceive him,
and they are not called by the Spirit. Even if we could “prove” God, we
could not prove his particular identity or whether he is evil or good,
too many possible truths, we would find ourselves back at solipsism
wondering if God was really our own mind.