Recreating (and advancing) pk’s censored domains: Macroinformation.org & Knatz.com / Teaching / Society / Social Epistemology / Cosmology / god /
@ K. 2006 04 02
God the Father; God the Creator; God as Boss-God of all the gods …
To my mind God is the popular term for meta-: something orthogonal to the ordinary. Normally you build left and right, front and back. Add a dimension, and you’re building orthogonally: UP. You’re building toward “god.”
Thus: meta-judge, meta-mother, meta-father, meta-inventor, meta-artist … Meta-Catch-All.
You and I can create something: a flint hand ax, a pile of stones … We figure everything was created, so we need to posit a super-creator: God.
But there’s lots of us. We don’t all come from the same place. When we bump into each other we run into other explanations: other gods. Eventually one group argues, Yeah, but our god is the boss god, the only REAL god … If they’re still saying it while others are drawing and quartering them, then the torture-draw-quarterers are impressed. Wow, they really mean it. This god is powerful!
All of this has nothing whatever to do with whether or not there really is such a God. There could be a god and nobody noticed. There could be a jillion gods and only a hundred got noticed.
There could be no gods; but there can not be no meta-s. Two dimensions is not the end of it. Three dimensions is not the end of it.
This could go in a million directions. In time, if I live, and can still work, I’ll take it into at least a few more.
One thing, right away: if the Jews’ one God is the meta-Father, where’s the meta-Mother?
Well, Woman lost that round. But she had won others before. In fact, clearly, she must have won others, or at least another, so strongly that a huge victory had to be plotted against her. And I don’t doubt she’ll win others in the future: if we have a future. Looks like she’s winning a lot of skirmishes right now: some of them so silly (but wonderful anyway, take Kill Bill for example).
god is one? Homo sapiens sapiens can’t possibly know what that means: not Newton, not Shakespeare … not pk.
But I’ll be back for a bunch of monisms that we CAN imagine.
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