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Post time 2017-12-2 16:00:14 |Display all floors
TheHermit Post time: 2017-12-2 08:44
You are right..... ideas seem to spring up unexpectedly in different places and different times, t ...

Parmenides has the closest description of God, who has no beginning and no end but just exist as now. This concept is difficult to grasp for humans like us because we live in the constrain of time and space. Even scientists argue and formulate theories based on these constrains. No wonder they cannot prove God exists.
The point you may be driving at is that we are living in illusion whereas reality is that which exists, which is eternity; the life we have is just temporal and we will return to eternity (through death). Is that what you mean?

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huaqiao Post time: 2017-12-2 16:00
Parmenides has the closest description of God, who has no beginning and no end but just exist as n ...

Apologies for taking so long to answer.... managed to catch a cold and have been unwell for a while.
Again, I have to agree that our finite mind is ill-equipped to grasp the infinite. Our predicament reminds me of Einstein's example of the two-dimensional beings ever understanding three dimensional space.
However, with the advent of artificial intelligence there are new hints of how things might be. Take as an example a computer game. The whole exists at once within the memory chip, but it is only when power is turned on that suddenly space and time are created on the screen, and the game begins. As technology progresses, and those characters are endowed with more human-like qualities, they may begin to question the purpose and nature of their existence..... just like us.
Our intellect points to there being a greater collective consciousness, within which everything exists.
The world needs more idiots like me, all the others think they are clever.

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TheHermit Post time: 2017-12-4 15:08
Apologies for taking so long to answer.... managed to catch a cold and have been unwell for a whil ...

I understand. We are all busy people and only have some spare time for the forum.

Your using computer games as an example reminds me of AI where robots can become more and more efficient, quicker and even imitate, and I stress on the word "imitate", but cannot actually be human and experience feelings like a human. That is because it is programmed as such. Likewise, relatively speaking, we are like the robots where we are "programmed" to do and think according to the physical laws. Robots cannot be humans, just like humans cannot be God.

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huaqiao Post time: 2017-12-4 15:50
I understand. We are all busy people and only have some spare time for the forum.

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"Robots cannot be humans, just like humans cannot be God". This never stopped some from trying.... and with dire consequences, I might add.
The world needs more idiots like me, all the others think they are clever.

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TheHermit Post time: 2017-12-4 22:50
"Robots cannot be humans, just like humans cannot be God". This never stopped some from trying.... ...

True, like giving the OK to shift the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

I hope this will not happen...

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TheHermit Post time: 2017-12-4 22:50
"Robots cannot be humans, just like humans cannot be God". This never stopped some from trying.... ...

Why would anyone think they can be God? That's impossible.

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emanreus Post time: 2017-12-5 12:19
True, like giving the OK to shift the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

I hope this will no ...

Although Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel now, Jerusalem has always been the actual central city in the hearts and minds of the Jewish people according to the Jewish religion.

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