So all non-trivial religions seem to start with the "law of
non-contradiction" and develop "moral mechanics" from it, and different
religions are like different branches of mathematics as a result. The one
constant (invariant) that binds these non-trivial religions together is that
they all announce a singularity which they call "God" [infinity; really they
all seem to refer to "God" as an infinite spectrum saying something like:
"All subtle and All aware"; meaning in an infinite spectrum, the infinite
continuum of spectral states (all aware) each have infinitely small
measures(all subtle)].
It's just that this kind of philosophy is potentially treacherous
to discuss because it lies at the limits of [Boolean] logic where
all religions seem begin. Religions are not necessarily illogical,
on the contrary, the more persistent religions seem to
have their roots in the analysis of the Boolean "law of non-contradiction"
which makes them rather much more precursors to fuzzy logic theory
in much the same way that Einstein took one law of Euclidean
geometry (parallel lines) and said "is this the only way this can work?".
This doesn't mean religions are illogical but that their meta-logic
mediates the logical contradictions that have plagued Boolean
logic from the beginning. So in Christianity, there's alot of non-Boolean
references by Christ, and in Islamic cosmogony, Buddhism, Kabbalah, ...
there are also references to the "law of non-contradiction" and
what it means to them to "resolve that contradiction".
The core of all established religions seems to be the same:
they all announce a god, and seem to address the
"law of non-contradiction" from which they derive their idiosyncracies
depending on their particular solutions to the paradox when the
law is violated; which it often is.
The law of non-contradiction says:
when I say "this is bad" it cannot also be true that "this is good".
or
X and not-X cannot be both be true
Anyway, it's interesting that this leads to more insight into
religions and how they each work out their "solutions" to the
"nature of existence" problem.
I certainly don't understand all the intracacies,
but one thing definitely stands out is that "objective life"
is not without physical consequences regardless of how you
define "subjective life" and this we should make sure is central
in children's minds before we start showing them the more difficult
concepts in defining "subjectivity" etc.
You mention the "will" influencing others almost as if it were some
kind of telepathy. I'm not sure if that's what you meant but
what do you mean by: "All you have to do is will murder and it
will spread." ? This seems to be a common idea in many religions, that
there is a Jungian collective-unconsciousness through which many
people are subjectively connected in real-time, sort of like
Bose-condensates in which many particles have some kind of
liquid connection to each other.
It's certainly true that when large numbers of people get together
they start acting as a mob or split into smaller mobs like the
core of a nuclear reactor which begins to melt-down, many particles
aggregate and chain reactions get out of control. Same thing with
economies when they correct, deflate, recess, depress or collapse
(China syndrome).
[the trend in mathematics seems to be approaching that of quantum
physics when it displaced classical physics. That is, in classical
mathematics, the integers were like distinct particles and now
with Fuzzy theory, fractals, and from what I understand from my
friend- ultrametrics, etc, the integer itself is becoming a less
discrete notion. Perhaps the periodicity in the chemical table
will become more understandable mathematically in these terms
and the prime atomic numbers of copper, silver, and gold will be
less of a diasynchronic coincidence and more of a synchronic one ?]
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