Re: God and the plenitude (was:The Meaning of Life)

From: Tom Caylor <daddycaylor.domain.name.hidden>
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2007 22:54:44 -0800

On Mar 6, 6:07 am, Russell Standish <l....domain.name.hidden> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 06, 2007 at 02:55:40PM -0800, Tom Caylor wrote:
>
> > You seem to be saying there are only two options. Either God IS the
> > plenitude (i.e. the set of all possible universes, leaving aside the
> > meaning of "possible" for now), or God is in charge of (but not IS)
> > only part of the plenitude. What about God being in charge of
> > Everything (rather like Jason's "Everything is in the mind of God")?
>
> > Tom
>
> There is nothing to be charge of with respect to the whole
> Plenitude. Everything happens in the plenitude - there's nothing you,
> God or anyone else can do about it.
>
> Only parts of the Plenitude have the possibility of someone being able
> to change things.
>
> This is one of the themes of my book. As I put it: ``Demigods yes, but
> is there room for God?''
>
> Cheers
>
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Why wouldn't the *whole* of such a Plenitude be truly superfluous to
any reality? According to Bruno's recursion theory argument, most of
the stuff in the Plenitude is useless junk. *Someone* (somebody
bigger that you or I ;) has to decide what is the good stuff. The
good stuff IN *all* of the Plenitude, not just part of it. This is
what I mean by being in charge of it.

Tom


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