20.12.16

METAPHYSICS

What are the chances the world is “real” when you consider the possibilities? Practically none.

Solipsism 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.

Faith 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.

Solipsism 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.

You 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.

A dream 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 after death.

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 retains meaning.

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.

There 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.

All 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 is unnecessary.

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.