An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Fallacies of God, Force, Matter, Space and Time

God is a matter of faith. Faith that things "work" even though in a manner not always according to our wishes and "equitably" (as we define the word). Yet, it seems to be so. Random world would leave no room for any hope. No reason to do anything or make an effort. Faith, that there is a reason, gives us life. This reason of why things work (given the assumption, based on faith, that they work) is a mystery. And one that has been unsolved. This reason, we all call God. So lets look at it again:

We have faith that there is a "reason" in the world, called God. And because we believe the world has a reason, we believe that there is a "God". See the circular logic?

Reason is euphemism for cause and effect. That every cause gives off an effect and every effect has a cause.

So, if there was no Cause for any Effect, there would be no need of any reason and, therefore, "God". God is a necessity of faith in cause and effect. Nobody has "seen" God. But God is believed in because its "effects" are seen, based on the assumption that He exists!! Lets put this thing againWe believe in the "force" called God without seeing Him, because of the effects of His "existence" – based on the assumption that He should exist!

But wait… Cause and effect can easily be seen. For in space and in time dimensions, somethings do come "before" the others and others come "after". So, cause and effect is "demonstrable" in the real world.

Ok, so now we come to the knowledge that space and time is what "creates" cause and effect. So, that when we do see things in these two dimensions have a cause and an effect, we assume that this has to be a universal property of the Universe. Everything in this Universe should, therefore, be "happening" (as in being done).

Space and Time, therefore, are the original culprits for the origin of a generalized hypothesis of relative existence which takes on the character of "Faith" when it is extrapolated to all and sundry throughout existence. Soon, we have a warm and fuzzy world of make-believe.

Now, let us examine space. Does space exist on its own? Or does space exist because we see "stuff" take up space? What I mean is – does existence / appearance of matter lead to assumption of space or the otherwise. Suppose there was matter that takes up "no space at all"? Would space "exist"?

At the sub atomic level – electrons are often called "point particles" occupying no space at all! Hence, does space exist there? Well, by the time, electron is seen at the level of human eye – it has already become "matter" and is occupying space! How does an infinite wave (which an electron is) – or the illogical and metaphorical name "point particle" which occupies no space – become a finite matter? How does infinite combine with "itself" to create finite (it should logical create "super-infinity" if at all!)??

Because, physicists say, of the electromagnetic forces! Has anyone seen the electromagnetic forces? No. We "know" they exist, because we have seen their "effects" (sound familiar?). What are these so called effects of the electromagnetic forces? The existence of matter! How would matter exist "caused" by coming together of electrons and other non-matter if they weren’t brought together by some "force"? Lets put this thing againWe believe in the "force" called Electromagnetics without seeing it, because of the effects of its existence – based on the assumption that it should exist!

The existence of a force, any force, is a belief. A matter of faith. A faith that tries to reconcile the "creation" of matter from something that is really nothing! It is a circular fallacy that has failed the best brains in science and religion and made them subservient to the eternal argument of "faith in a force".

Funny thing is that there is another set of fallacy that creates this tough world for science and religion – which is:

Matter exists because it is measurable by space. And Space is measurable because of matter. If one lived in plain vacuum – infinite vacuum – as just intelligence (observer) with no "matter" – then there would be no "space".

Time is a corollary of space. If there was no space – would time be measurable? Movement in space – is called time. And yes, movement in space relative to time, creates our friend "force" as well!

Therefore – one circular fallacy leads to establishment of another circular fallacy. The only way one can go beyond these circular fallacies is when one imagines and is the mass-less, matter-less intelligent observer occupying no space and not bound by time.

When one becomes beyond time and space – one can truly say that "he" is beyond the fallacies and living in the "truth".

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  1. shadows says

    Another perspective that time brings is that – At absolute Zero temperature, time would stop !

  2. shadows says

    Another perspective that time brings is that – At absolute Zero temperature, time would stop !

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