Leo's Blog: Infinite Insights — Page 9
This discussion is educational if you study it for errors in thinking by both sides.
Theists are correct in assuming that there must be a vast intelligence or mind behind the design of life and the Universe. However they screw up when they assume this mind to be something like a man in the clouds. It is a mistake to try to pinpoint God's mind as something before the Big Bang or the like. The entire Universe just is the mind of God! Period. End of story. The intelligence of God is distributed throughout the entire field of consciousness within which everything occurs. It is not that God sat down and designed the DNA of life 3 billion years ago. It's that God's intelligence is flowing through the whole cosmos at all times. You don't try to pinpoint the intelligence in any single cause or event, you recognize it as the flow of the whole cosmic symphony.
The other big mistake made by theists, and Christians especially, is trying to use the Big Bang as evidence of God because it seems to confirm the Creation story from the Bible — Boom! and the world was born. But this is a mistake. Creation is Eternal. It's an Eternal Dream that has existed forever. God is forever in the process of Creation. Creation is not a singular event that happened billions of years ago. You can find infinite chains of causation going back forever, far older than the Big Bang. No single Creation event is necessary, nor is it proof of anything. It's absurd for theists to avoid infinite regress arguments. This is the single greatest clue of God's existence. God is infinite regress in all directions! If you're a Christian or theist you should gladly embrace all the infinite regresses found throughout the Universe and use them to bash atheists and scientists over the head.
The best way to defeat an atheist/materialist/scientist is to bludgeon him to death with Infinity. You can destroy all of physics, mathematics, and logic with Infinity. It's just that nobody has the balls to do it. Infinity to a physicist is like garlic to a vampire. Because, of course, Infinity is God. Just the fact that you can count up forever is proof of God, you just don't realize it yet. That bit of proof will only make sense in retrospect, after Awakening.
No amount of reasoning, logic, or evidence can prove God. The only proof is the moment of your Awakening. All the evidence only makes sense in retrospect. People who try to prove God without first Awakening are wasting time and making fools of themselves. And people who try to debunk God are making even bigger fools of themselves. You can't debunk your own existence. Nor can you prove it to anyone but yourself.
Towards the end of the video Michael Shermer asks, "So how does a mind create something out of nothing?" To which the answer is: An infinite mind, by virtue of having nothing outside it, has no rules bounding what it can or cannot do. This makes it literally Omnipotent. And thus it is able to do the impossible: create itself out of nothing at zero cost. And THAT is why we call it God and not anything else. God is the only object that can account for its own existence. Which is why God is the only thing that can exist. Nothing else can exist because nothing else can create itself from nothing. And anything that can create itself from nothing must be God. And so the final theory of everything just is: Infinite Mind. Once you got that, you're Awake. And say to yourself, "OH MY GOD! OF COURSE!" And then you laugh at every scientific, academic, philosophic, skeptic, materialist, theism, atheism buffoon on the planet.
This is an amazing discussion in which Roger Penrose, one of the world's top scientists, is given the precise explanation of the ultimate nature of reality — that Everything is Mind — but he's too dense to understand it. It's a good case study in why scientists keep missing God.
Infinite Mind just goes over his head.
You can see how deeply Penrose is locked into the materialist paradigm here. It doesn't even occur to him that physical reality could just be the hallucination of a sufficiently powerful Mind. Which of course resolves every metaphysical problem there is.
American right-wingers elect such dumb politicians it's unbelievable. Americans should be embarrassed, but they are too guilty.
It's not as if Trump's stupidity is anything new. Bush was just as stupid and all the right-wingers now act as though that never happened and they didn't fully support it. All the "anti-establishment" MAGA types of today were full-throated Bush supporters 20 years ago around 9/11. Nothing has really changed.
It's quite simple: When you elect stupid people over and over again, your country becomes broken. The American founding fathers were genius philosophers and intellectuals. That's why America was great. But today....
You know what would be truly conservative and traditional? Electing some genius intellectuals to run the government. But I won't hold my breath.
This is what real politics looks like, not the crap we see in American media:
A new Andrew Tate documentary — "The Man Who Groomed The World" — just dropped on BBC, with new in-depth investigative journalism into how his organization, The War Room, operates behind the scenes to groom naive girls into sex work.
I've seen a lot of toxic masculinity in the pickup community, but what Tate is doing is a whole new level of toxic. Tate makes the most toxic pickup seem like child's play. Tate's whole inner circle uses shameless psychological manipulation techniques to groom women. The word "cult" is much misused today, but this is the true definition of a cult: when an organization's leaders use psychological manipulation techniques to intentionally groom and brainwash naive people to extract money, work, and sex from them. I have a high standard for calling something a cult. I have a clinical level of understanding of how cults operate. Andrew Tate is running a sex trafficking cult. That's not hyperbole, that's literally what he's doing and how he made so much money. This is seriously toxic and dangerous stuff. If you look up to this guy, you're getting badly misled.
Here's a preview:
The full BBC Documentary (this will likely get taken down soon):
All the gaslighting by Tate fans needs to stop. What Tate has done is extremely damaging to both young women and men and he should be in prison for a long time. This is not a joke. Stop treating this guy as though he's just some misunderstood online personality with a few edgy, politically-incorrect takes. No! He's a sociopathic criminal cult leader. That is the most accurate, technical definition of what he's doing. Stop falling for his bullshit.
Excellent discussion of American politics:
A great take from Sam Harris:
I love this movie:
Neither man understands what God is, so they circle around the drain and get lost in trivial issues about morality.
The existence of God has nothing to do with human morality. Stop making this mistake.
God is Consciousness. There is no material world.
It makes no sense to ask if God exists. God IS existence itself.
Spirituality is not about finding proof for the supernatural, it's about realizing that every ordinary, "natural", "material" thing has always been identical to the supernatural. It's not a problem of lack of proof, it's a problem of lack of recognition. Awakening is when you recognize that everything natural is supernatural. It's about stopping taking the natural for granted, as all scientists and atheists do.
This is what sane conservatives sound like:
Yes, sane conservatives still exist. I love never Trump conservatives. They are the only ones with integrity.