Chapter 1 - From Hairless Apes to Wittgenstein's Tractatus and back

God provides, but has a far greater purpose than that which we aspire to. the concepts that we have of heaven can only be preformed here on earth. The Tractatus demonstrates that the limits of human logic and how we perceive reality comes from our nature as humans. If we wish to pursue heaven we build it with our God given imagination and abilities.     

Wittgenstein's Tractatus, is an argument in seven statements that define what is a proposition, and what is not.

In other words how we see reality is relative to our particular language. Since we use a closed set of words when attempting to define anything,  and almost everything we try to define has an infinite nature, the conclusion can only be that most of what we say,  and of course think, is false. 

It is important to make all effort to use only the most stable foundations when making assertions.    

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1.  The world is everything that is the case.

2. What is the case (a fact) is the existence of states of affairs.

3. A logical picture of facts is a thought.

4. A thought is a proposition with a sense.

5. A proposition is a truth-function of elementary propositions.

6. The general form of a proposition is the general form of a truth function.

7. "Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent."

 

   Ludwig Wittgenstein -   Philosopher, Logistician, and Mathematician

I point to Wittgenstein because he came to his Tractatus through the study of mathematics and logic, which are the two primary tools we use to understand reality.

The Tractatus, delineates the relationship between language, and logic.  It states that our view of reality is governed by the language of our culture.

Everything we do originates from the words we use to explain what we believe.  In turn, what we believe dictates how society will behave.

What we believe is dependent on our language and culture, which can be shaped by state propaganda, or religion. The modification of belief may well be the principal reason for religion.  

2.20   An unknowable God   

We define the word "God" with the word "infinite."  Limitless and infinite are the absolute properties of the word "God."

The set of what we know, is a small subset of what we don't know. Obviously we can not know the unknowable.

Speaking of God or infinity can never be more than speculation, that being so, anyone attempting to tell you they know God is either incompetent, unstable, or wishes to take advantage of you.

If we agree to truthfully define God, then we must accept God is unknowable.  It is for this reason that "Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent." 

Throughout this paper, the word "God" is used to describe our belief in God, and not an actual being, unless only as speculative reasoning.

Nonetheless, God is seen as the most important aspect of human history, for it has been our belief in God, that has formed the society we live in. Accordingly, what we can know about God can only be inferred by looking truthfully at our history, and understanding the physical nature of matter.  

Proof there is a God

The word "God" refers to the nature of infinite creation in relation to mankind, and is the only word we can use to describe the incomprehensible, or metaphysical,  under, and over laying properties of reality.

 

What is reality?

3:40 Only some aspects of our physical reality are comprehensible. We know that two opposing,  yet interconnected forces, entropy/chaos and life/order are responsible for most of what concerns us.

Our civilization is the latest iteration in the continuous interaction of these two paradigms - energy and matter in the universe builds atoms into simple molecules, they combine into more complex molecules, which become biology, biology then produces intellect, and intellect produces a civilization. 

The process has come to be known as "emergence from complexity," or evolution.

Step by step, with each step more complex than the next, we have evolved from infants into adults, and over many years we evolved from primitive man, to a modern culture filled with technology. If there is a tomorrow, it will have greater complexity than the day before.  

No one expects the universe to stop any time soon. Entropy will continue to fuel life, and life will continue to create greater, and greater complexity. 

Before us, there were single cells on this planet. Then cells began working together, and more complex creatures appeared. Then man came along, and began civilization.   

If the past gives us any clues, we should expect the next step to be something that is far more different, and capable than us. We can expect to be left behind, just as when man came along we became something very different to all the other species.

This process repeats, when interactions become sufficiently complex, a new stratum develops.  

5:20 When a new stratum develops, we will be part of something  new and unknown, and we will have no clue what it actually is, or will do. There is a good chance we will not even be aware of it.   

There are approximately 37.2 trillion cells in our body. Cells make us who we are, yet cells have no clue what we are.

Our understanding of this process could be called,  Alpha  and  Omega.

God has been described in a variety of story like accounts of Alpha and Omega and many cultures have beliefs that are based on similar beginning and end accounts. Creation and end days accounts, are tribal stories, that come from the particular logic behind the language of the civilization that creates them. They are lovely as stories, but do not give us a true understanding of the process of  creation.

What we know is "true" about God, is that creation is still being created, and it is becoming more, and more complex.

We know that Santa Claus is fiction. We don't wish to offend anyone, but how can we expect our people to believe in God, and understand reality, based on this concept of creation.  

By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made. Genesis 2:2  

Creation is an ongoing process that we can think about, and participate with. 

When we think about creation we notice we are one small aspect of a much larger, and expanding universe, a process that would be as it is, regardless of what we do. 

7:15  Like the Demiurge, we are creating a pre-designed world. Apparently, mankind was given the task to create complexity, without full knowledge.

It was not long ago, that there were no cell phones, fuel injectors, or rocket ships. Complexity means that, tomorrow there will be more for us to understand than yesterday.  

Not many humans understand algebra, and no one expects a dog to understand it.

If our recent history is an indicator, complexity will continue to increase at a faster rate, and since our minds are finite, at some point soon, we will not be able to understand the world we live in...   much less God.  

Our intellect, which has been the primary tool we used to build our complex civilization, will soon no longer be the dominant intellect.

No one has ever come up with a valid reason why God created a world that increased in complexity, but we know that as complexity increases, we specialize, and participate less, and less with the undertaking as a whole.

8:22  As life gets more complex, things still work well, yet fewer people understand how things work. The world we once thought we created, and were at the center of, will become incomprehensible to us. 

We once thought we were at the center of the universe, then we discovered we were insignificant by comparison. We should notice we are becoming insignificant to our own civilization.  

Biology is no longer consequential to the process of evolution, the brunt of natural selection is now a social process, and a society unknowingly in the business of natural selection is dangerous. We have no adequate societal structures to protect from the effects of, our own disabilities, and negative attributes.

9:05 Our species has done its work, we are at an inflection point, a transition into something that will become the new dominant being. 

Transhumanism could be a choice for some of us, we could upload our minds to the cloud, we could then tune personalities like we adjust the volume of a song, and that would be the end of human beings.

9:26 Before our dystopian human existence ends, maybe we could fix the society we currently have. Provide ourselves with a belief that is appropriate to our reality, something designed for enhancing the quality of human life, not one dedicated to enslaving 95% of the population, or one expecting God to come from heaven to save us.   

What we believe should be designed to attend to human suffering, and the quality of life. 

Up next, suggestions for a belief system, to provide a transition from this brutal primitive culture of sexual dominance, into an egalitarian social order, based on reason. 

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If we talk of God, we must almost always speak in probabilities. We can only speak in terms of absolute truth, when we consider God in relation to the finite situations we know to be true.

For example: The absolute proof of a benevolent God, can be found in the fact we are a social animal. Because bad actors harm the community we live in, it would be irrational, to have a morality based on a malevolent God, and then to expect any form of idealism. God must be benevolent, and working for the greater good, all else is rubbish.

In contrast, a five year old child knows that if he steals a cookie, and lies about the fact, he can get away with a treat. Bad deeds, malevolence, or antinomian acts can work well for us as long as we deceive others. We should note that the operative function of the previous statement is deception, which is the archetypical aspect of Satan. Because we can lie, murder, or commit any sin, and get a benefit, we decided to call this evil, and gave it a God of its own "Satan." Instead of simply fixing the problem, we created a selfish anti-God, and then constructed morality based on light and dark metaphysical forces.

Because bad deeds work so well, religion chose to fail us, and built a status based system of morality, where the privileged are noble, while the servant class must fear God, and behave. Our theology has given us this absurd society we live in, we clearly could have done better.    

As a thought experiment, design the best religion to rule over a servant population. The rulers would all be Satanist, and the servant population would be God fearing, do no evil, Christians.      

For those of you that have chosen a Satanic figure as your God, I can say that you have that freedom.  I can also say it is irrational to create, and live within an dysfunctional society. Since the most common aspect of an evil deity is deception, the willful perpetuation of a lie as the rule you live by, is an absurdity. I understand that there is a class of people that have done well taking advantage of this contradiction, this fact does not make it less absurd. The Greeks would see evil as the result of ignorance, we should also see evil as such, and fix the issue with a proper education.   

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Our Gods have been the product of a backward, and primitive human animal.

If any animal were to make a religion, it would of course include similarities to its particular animal behavior, possibly a father, mother, and tribe setting. Instead of considering the good of all we designed a religion to fulfill base desires, the domination of one over the other. We took our best philosophical concepts, incorporated them into a religion, and made food for fools.   

The world is as it is because we cheat ourselves, because we remain very much animal like, and choose to keep our animal ways.

Our pride forces us to think we are far above the other animals. After 10,000 years of cultural evolution we now consider ourselves modern men, yet our society remains built upon the same behavior of the Bonobo, or Hyena. A matriarchal society that is based on hierarchical dominance driven by sexual offerings to the female. War, love, chivalry, domestic violence, charity, every human social attribute has its foundations in animal behavior.

We think we are in charge, but we have been driven by what Schopenhauer​ would call, the "will to life".         

We have built an economy based on greed, and the enslavement of others.

If God is truth, we did the opposite. We lived a deception, and by our ignorance willfully permitted, and promoted evil. Any ideal would of course exclude evil, yet we surround ourselves with it, and fail to consider evil as absurd, and man made.  

If you are less cynical, and think we are doing just fine... think of the 70 million people that were killed in the last world war, or go spend the night at the bus station in Atlanta. 

God is not the issue, and the Archetypal forms are perfect. At the root of the discomfort, of the absurdity, is what we choose to tolerate. What we teach our children is what is the root of all evil.

A quick glance at religion will show, that the three major religions are based on the story of Abraham. For at least the past 2000 years, the center of world belief has been Abrahamic.        

It has been the Jewish faith that has driven both Christianity, and Islam. Our world has been defined by this core belief, along with the more recent knowledge of the Kabbalah, and its adoption of antinomian activity, to fulfill messianic hopes.  

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Somehow we fail to notice the God of the Bible, made a covenant with only the Jews, and that this aspect is foundational to the belief. What belief would Christians have if they fail to note that Christ is a Jew, or part of a chosen people which will someday fulfill the laws of the Torah.

As a Christian nation we support Israel, and wait to serve this nation. As a Christian there is no middle ground, either you accept the old with the new testament, or you are inventing a separate belief.

If a pragmatic believer looks at the past 2000 years, they would have no choice but to accept the Judeo-Christian-Islamic God. No one could ignore, nor deny the authenticity of these religions that have been the structure of humanity.

If God as unknowable, the operative aspect of religion is the belief, this is what gives form to our world. In order to move forward, to develop a new belief, these three religions can not be abandoned.      

A conclusion, and a new start must be provided to all three religions. For that God has provided a promised Messiah as the ideal solution.

While we wait for this Messiah we can extrapolate the blueprint that would work best.  

Common to all three religions is the concept of one God, which the Old Testament fails to be absolute about. "Shall have no other Gods before me", identifies one supreme God. This would be an issue as it permits Satan, and all other types of excuses for human behavior. One God is a must for our blueprint. 

Jesus Christ breaks the covenant with the Jews, and gives the grace of God to all. This is totally unacceptable to a Jew, for this eliminates the "chosen people" aspect so central to the belief. The Messiah must restore the Temple, Israel, and re-establish the covenant.

Christians feel unfulfilled by Christ and so they await for Christ to return. The entire Christian belief structure, has been used as a tool to manipulate power over a lower class, give validation to wars,and has caused more harm than good. Nonetheless, Christians will need the promise of the sermon on the mount made real to them. The meek must inherit the earth.  

The Messiah would give to the Jews what they want, a Temple, and the remainder of the land in Israel. In addition the Christians could inherit the earth, and then provide for Israel, and its people in perpetuity. Both the Jews and Christians would be able to accept this Messiah, and Islam would follow suit.

I am simply pointing out that truth and logic can be applied to religion. Demonstrating that it is possible to construct a belief logically, which produces a correct outcome for our future reality. We can imagine idealistic scenarios, and then make them so.

To abandon the etiquette of the Bonobo, and become better humans, is possible. However we will always be animals, driven by the same desires as before.  We are simple, we require little, and can provide for ourselves. We can formulate a blueprint, and produce an outcome that is far better than our past has proven to be.                    

God is the belief that produces the solution. Mankind's purpose is to teach our children the proper solution, one that produces excellence for all, without taking from one to give to the other. It is not a complicated formula. 

 

"The highest ideal that a person holds consciously or unconsciously...  that's their God."  Jordan Peterson.

 


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For example: The absolute proof of a benevolent God, can be found in the fact we are a social animal. Because bad actors harm the community we live in, it would be irrational, to have a morality based on a malevolent God, and then to expect any form of idealism. God must be benevolent, and working for the greater good, all else is rubbish.

remove = To go forward, a blueprint is required that connects our past history with the future.

https://www.quantumtorah.com/five-worlds/

the world of Atzilut, the world of Emanation. This world is still before time and space. However, it is here that time is beginning to form. Not time as we know it, but what is called in Kabbalah, Seder HaZmanim – the “Order of Times.” In Kabbalah, seven lower sephirot (emanations) are called “days.” Kabbalists understand the first seven days of creation as a metaphor for the establishment of the seven middot (i.e., seven lower sephirot) of Atzilut: Chesed, Gevurah, Tiferet, Netzach, Hod, Yisod, and Malchut.

Infinity: does it exist?? A debate with James Franklin and N J Wildberger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WabHm1QWVCA