Discussions about the intersection of the things of this world and the things of the world beyond it.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Simplify

"If God exists, he must be the most complex thing in the universe."
"Why?"
"Because the things in our experience that do the sort of things God is said to do are complex. And God is said to do them vastly better. So he must be vastly more complex."
"But what if part of being God entails being able to do things vastly better and yet *not* be more complex. What if part of being the Supreme Being is to *be* in such a way one is all one is and can do all one can do without need of parts or systems or other elements of complexity?"
"Well, God would certainly have to be radically different from anything else in the universe."
"No."
"No?"
"Yes. No."
"Why 'no'?"
"Because if we're talking about God and not something else, we're not talking about something or someone *in* the universe, like a can of peas or a Big Gulp or Jennifer Lawrence. So God would not be radically different from anything *else* in the universe."
"Okay. God would have to be radically different from anything in the universe."
"Yep."

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