Midsmartin wrote:Is it even possible for a god to exist? Is it possible for anything to exist outside space/time? Someone needs to demonstrate a supernatural realm where it is possible for events to occur and that we can investigate.
Ah, but have you considered the possibility that you are actually God yourself?
One explanation for what you understand to be your life would be is that you are God, and that you have created everything you believe to exist, but for whatever reason you are unaware of having done so, at least in your present body.
This would mean that what you believe to be your life as a human being is simply a game that you have set yourself as God, perhaps just to help pass the time, of which there is an awful lot.
In this theory I am also God, but he's playing a different game through my body and my life. And my friendly cockroach is also God, again playing a different game.
But it's essential that the people / objects playing the game are completely unaware that they're doing so - they must believe (as you and I do) that everything they experience is 100% real. A bit like a theistic version of that excellent film, The Truman Show - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120382/
In my original post I said that we are only an agglomeration of atoms arranged in a certain way. But I don't actually know
that to be the case. I believe it because I've been told it's true by people that I have decided to credit with more knowledge than I have. But I've no means of proving
that it's true.
But adopting the premise that I might indeed be God then I would have created that `knowledge' as part of the game. There may be no such thing as physical matter at all. Indeed, there may be no such thing as a universe, or even space or time. These may all simply be concepts that I've created as background material for the game, but because I'm unaware that I've created them, and believe I'm something called an intelligent human being, I apply what I see as rational thought to verify their existence.
I must again emphasise (before people start calling my local mental health trust to have me sectioned!) that I do not remotely believe any of this. However, I do accept that there are some concepts - such as infinite space and time - that I simply cannot ever understand, and when one accepts that then anything is a theoretical possibility, including this.
Anyway, it provides me with much entertainment as I take my evening constitutional