Monday, 25 July 2016

Nature of God

 In my previous article, that can be found here, I argued about the existence of God. In this one though, I wish to argue about His nature and how He actually is. In order for the reader to be able to follow this article I advise him to read first my article about the existence of souls, that can be found here, in order to make himself familiar with the notions of Ideas, that exceeds the common perceptions about the world. If not, due to the fact that we humans develop a physical intuition in order to explain the environment around us in classical terms since the moment we are born, the reader will inhibit himself in the process of comprehending the following. That will happen by subjecting himself inside the closed box of classical thinking, which must be abandoned in order for a person to be able to think further and ultimately grasp the truth.
 To start with, we must define what God is. He is defined as the supreme being; and also we accept that He is the creator of everything, including obviously the universe. Secondly, we have to take as granted that everything obeys to the rules of logic, meaning if we deduce something via logic then it must be by requirement true. So, for starters let us examine something that many believe about His nature and His attributes, that He has a physical body made out of matter. If that was the case then He would be unable to create the world; which by definition excludes Him from being God. The reason simply being that He had to exist before the creation of everything, in order to create everything. And it is impossible for something physical to exist before the creation of the Big Bang or the creation of matter itself. In addition, if He had a materialistic body then He would be bound by the spacetime continuum, meaning the limitations presented in space (have to travel) and time (not knowing the future and the past). As a result He would be unable to look after all of his creation everywhere and simultaneously and He would be able to be caught ''by surprise''. Plus, since the basic principle of matter is that it is variable, then God would change, therefore He would not be eternal and He would be subject to an unavoidable death. So, it stems from logic that we have to accept that God must not have a material body since then He would not be supreme neither He could be the architect of everything. Rather He must consist of something different, which for now let us give it the name ether. Furthermore, diving inside the boundary of quantum mechanics we must imagine ether as something that is not affected by time or space, rather it exist ''beyond'' them. In order to do that I encourage you to think again about the notion of Ideas that also exist ''outside'' this world and see the following video that can be found here. This explains about the tenth dimension that theoretical physicists are arguing about and can be used to ''visualize'' the omnipotent and omnipresent attributes of ether.
 Now, due to our previous acknowledgement we can deduce that ether must be invariable, in the sense that because it exist ''beyond'' time it does not change. Rather, it exists simultaneously both in the past and in the future, while it remains immutable to the corrosion of time. Decay and disintegration are characteristics of matter, that are not applicable in this case because ether is not material. Also it is not bound by the realm of space, meaning it is omnipresent. Note that according to physics time and space are interdependent. As a result, again, we realize that ether is immutable because change comes in matter either by time or by interaction with another material; both of these cases are irrelevant with ether. I encourage you to think about an idea, for example justice. The idea itself does not age or change, neither it is bound in a certain location. Same wise is the behaviour of ether. That allows God to reign as the supreme being, not being limited like all the entities who have a physical body.
 In addition, logic forces us to think that matter must be able to affect ether as much as a physical object can affect an idea. Materials are bound by spacetime, while ether is not and therefore they cannot affect it. Moreover, logic forces us to think that if God could bleed and die then he would not be God. But since, according to my previous article God must exist, then we are forced to accept that matter cannot affect ether. Again, I encourage you to think of an idea. How possible it is to kill and idea? Does it make sense to bomb justice or to shoot kindness? Furthermore, since God created the Big Bang, as previously stated He must have existed ''before'' it and therefore He must not have been affected by it. The entirety of energy and matter were suppressed in a singularity (including the limits of space and time). But on the other hand, God in order to create the world he must have been able to affect it. In order to design the Big Bang and interact with his creations we must be forced to accept that ether can affect matter, even though matter cannot affect it! Our physical intuition might try to prohibit us from accepting that indisputable conclusion, because in our everyday world interactions go both ways (remember Newton's third law: When one body exerts a force on a second body, the second body simultaneously exerts a force equal in magnitude and opposite in direction on the first body.). But one can realize that does always happen, for example matter does not affect ideas, but as seen in my previous article about the soul, ideas can affect matter. For example the extraordinary power of the human mind, where positive thinking can actually affect positively our future. Again, I encourage you to read Jean Pierre Mallet's double time theory that can be found here, or to think about the stunning effects of placebo! Even further, in large scale the Newtonian law of interaction holds well, but in the microscopic world of quantum mechanics things can be more complicated. Finally, think about the origin of our consciousness. As seen in my previous article about the existence of the human soul, matter meaning our physical death does not affect our soul, but our soul-consciousness can give rise to the electromagnetic pulses that travel through our nerves while alive. This is an example of something non physical (soul that generates our consciousness) affecting something physical (pulses through nerves), while the interaction the other way around is prohibited (death does not kill our soul)! Closing this argument, on a philosophical base, we must think how could something fleeting affect something permanent? The two ways interaction that our physical intuition might try to hold on, happens only between material objects and in this case ether is not material.
 A final postulate we must accept is that in order for God to be able to design the universe and to be the first amongst the first, ether must be able to bare intelligence. According to my previous article about the soul, consciousness and therefore intelligence do not stem from our brain but rather from our spirit and the brain is only the medium which allows our spirit to ''interact'' in this world. Therefore, the spirit is able to bare intelligence by itself, with no need of the brain and according to ancient philosophers, for example Plato (see Phaedrus) when it is not ''distracted'' by the physical body it is able to think freely and much better in every way! Like wise, ether must be intelligent and therefore alive. In my previous article where I argued about the existence of God I defined life as consciousness and death as its absent. In that sense God being the ultimate intelligence is alive and furthermore He is life Himself. Finally we can conclude that ether is life, for it is consciousness, while matter being unable to bear intelligence by itself is dead.
 As a result we end up with four undeniable postulates about the nature of God. First that God does not have a material body, rather He is constituted of something else, which for the moment I arbitrarily call ether. Second that ether exists ''beyond'' spacetime and therefore it is unchangeable and eternal. Third that matter cannot affect ether, even though ether can affect matter. And last but not least, ether can be intelligent, without the need of any physical brain to manifest consciousness. Now, it is conspicuous to deduce that if a being cannot be killed, hurt, or affected negatively in any way it will not feel fear, anxiety and a whole range of adverse feelings. And this is exactly what an ethereal being would be like! In addition an misfortune, would most certainly not happen to God, who is the supreme being. For example, our physical bodies can by hurt and they can feel pain, while an entity made out of ether would feel none of it. Therefore, non physical ethereal entities would feel no negative emotions, because nothing could be the cause of them! And above all, God would have no need to feel anything negative, like jealousy since He is the first amongst the firsts, or hate since He can't be hurt, or disappointment since He is omnipresent or even having unfulfilled wishes since He is omnipotent! But as someone that read my article about the soul, knows that ideas and emotions come in pairs. This means that the more happy someone is the less unhappy he is or the more good he feels the less bad he feels. That simple. But of course this goes also the other way around, meaning that if someone has no negative feelings inside him, then by definition he must be filled with positive ones! And finally we can conclude that God must feel only positive emotions, which by necessity means that He is good, just, kind, fair and above all loving!
 To extend my arguments one should realize that negative emotions lead to other negative emotions. For example despair leads to anger towards others, and anger leads to hate and so on. Emotions run in cycles, since one can be the cause of another. Of course, a negative feeling can not be the cause of a positive feeling. Therefore, if an initial negative emotion is fundamentally lucking, then other negative feelings would be unable to be produced in order to succeed it. But in the ethereal world, a whole range of negative emotions are missing! Furthermore, diving into the world of physics once again, God that exists beyond the limits of space and time, is omnipresent. To better understand that, I encourage you to remember the previous video about the ten dimensions. Ignoring the tenth dimension, which directly associates with the multiverse that is of no interest here, we will talk about a being in the sixth dimension. Then this being would be able not only to see the present, which is one frame in the forth dimension (what humans comprehend), but also the past and the future. Moreover, it would be able to see the world explicitly, with each detail of space and time evident. The analogy is that we, living in the forth dimension, only perceive three dimensions (height, width and length), but we are able to see every detail at once only in two dimensions. Of course two dimensional object do not exist in reality, as much as three dimensional objects do, but a painting or the screen of your computer can be a very good approximation in order to help visualize this idea. So God, would be able not only to be omnipresent, but also to know everything that has happened and every possible universe that can happen, while He could see what is happening in the forth dimension (or the fifth, and even higher if we suppose that He exist in the tenth dimension) the way we can see what is happening in a piece of paper. Then logic forces us to deduce that He must ''know everything'' or better said, nothing can be hidden from Him. As a result He must be wise, not only in the sense that He knows everything, but also because He is intelligent enough to create everything. Therefore,
we must assume that He knows what is best, what is bad and what is good (since also as said in my previous article about God, He must have created these notions themselves) etc. Now, that wisdom has been proven as one of His attributes, we must wonder what a wise being would choose to be: good or evil. The answer is obvious. God is love and kindness.
 In addition, a being that has such attributes and abilities, that can incarnate His will at any moment and knows all, must be said to have the maximum degree of freedom. But being free can only lead to positive emotions and these begin a cycle of other positive feelings. Moreover, since He is omnipotent and understands that in order to be happy one should feel himself with positive emotions, why would He chose to do otherwise and be unhappy? I mean feeling despair, depressions or even sad feels bad right? People, sometimes ''choose'' indirectly with their actions to feel like that, but God being all wise, as we accepted before, must be able to elect directly and undistracted what He wishes to feel. Therefore, obviously since He would choose to be happy, He must be filled with positive emotions like love, kindness, mercy and compassion. Furthermore, unlike humans that can be disturbed, hurt etc. God, being by its nature all powerful, should not be able to be disrupted from His positive status. Of course, one might say that He must feel uneasy by the dreadfulness of humans, because as stated before He must be compassionate about us. True, but the positive emotions of kindness and love that God feels all the time as previously stated, are not affected by the environment or the universe in His case, but stems only from His will. To better understand that, one should read my articles about why happiness depends only on our emotions that we can choose to feel and not from our environment, even though the vast majority of the time this is not the case,  that can be found in order here and here.  Of course, a good parent does not get angry at his six years old child when it makes a mischief. Using the same analogy, we must assume that the all knowing and all wise God must not get angry when humans are making non wise decisions, for example the use of violence. Rather, understanding what each person has gone through in his life and the reason that led him to such a stupid action, He must be merciful and compassionate. Finally, since in my previous article I provided substantial proofs about the immortal existence of the human soul, we must wonder, what is our life in this world in comparison with eternity?
 With that knowledge in mind, that God is kind, fair, just and loving we must decide to live our life in accordance with His will and to follow His way of being benign. For His way is the right way and He wishes nothing more than happiness, love and peace for humans. A being that does not have negative emotions inside it, like hate, anger, jealousy or rancour will never be violent and will never hurt another being. Therefore, we should follow the example of God and try to be good and just towards our fellow people and always keep in mind that He knows everything, all our struggles and all the good we have done and the help that we have provided others with. Of course, one might wonder if God is loving why does He allow all these dreadful things to happen? This is a question I will provide an answer in my next article, as well as what is ether, but for now we must keep in mind that God loves each and every one of us and let that knowledge fill us with light and hope for the future, but most importantly with love for all mankind!

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