Tuesday, 29 December 2009

God and Man - Chicken or Egg?

The Cartesian view:

1. I exist (Axiom).
2. I have in my mind the notion of a perfect being (Axiom, partly based on 1)
3. An imperfect being, like myself, cannot think up the notion of a perfect being (Axiom)
4. Therefore the notion of a perfect being must have originated from the perfect being himself (from 2 & 3)
5. A perfect being would not be perfect if it did not exist (Axiom)
6. Therefore a perfect being must exist (from 4 & 5)

is mere sophistry.

The fact is that an imperfect being can easily imagine and has imagined a perfect being who is omnipotent, omniscient and eternal, being capable of doing things we cannot do and knowing things we cannot know.

It is very easy indeed. We have been doing so since Abrahamic times.

My theory more easily explains the world.

God was created by Man for his political purposes. God is indeed the most powerful being imaginable by Man and Man has found Him very useful indeed. In a way, because of Man's imagination, Man is in some ways God-like, since he conjured God into existence by the simple exercise of his imagination and by the exercise of his will through man-made laws, myths and governments to maintain this fiction.

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