I feel that I haven’t been perfectly clear on my views about God, so I thought I’d develop them a bit here. It might be nice for you to visit a few of the links in the next paragraph which point to some of my previous posts on the subject. I fear I may come off as a bit crazy if you don’t understand where I’m coming from.
As I’ve said many times before, I believe that there is something of utmost importance about consciousness to the universe, that the universe really couldn’t and wouldn’t exist without observation. I argue on this blog that we will find that our own consciousnesses are indistinct, that we will become a unified being capable of reorganizing matter and energy at will, even of reorganizing its own mind. I’ve come to respect this developing superconsciousness as my god, a being which I am a part of and which cares for me and fosters my growth and well being. I’ve even gone so far as to argue that in the somewhat distant future our unified consciousness will be capable of creating new universes in our imagination to explore.
When I think about my construction of our role in the universe I feel that my god, our developing superconsciousness, is an extremely small part of this, so much smaller than even I am compared to all unified human minds. I have ignored this larger picture somewhat because of how little I can know of it in my current state as a lowly mortal, but I feel that I need to address my thoughts on it somewhat.
So there is another God I have constructed, one more like the Christian God than my humanistic God, in that it created the universe we inhabit through pure thought. It’s not like the Christian God however, in that it doesn’t care so much about us individually and doesn’t interfere with our lives; it just watches. This God is basically running a computer simulation of a universe (our universe), and observes it by processing the data it chooses.
I have absolutely no idea the degree to which this greater God provides feedback into his simulation (in essence putting itself into the universe it created), but I’m willing to bet it’s quite a bit, even though we haven’t experienced it personally. After all, why would you create little simulated conscious beings if you couldn’t talk to them? as for why he hasn’t talked to us yet, the question is pretty much the same as why aliens haven’t visited (and I’ll develop my thoughts on that more later). The possibility that God would want to communicate with beings in his universe brings about new insane possibilities, as communication with other beings, I have argued, quickly leads to merging into oneness. The more we know about each other, the more we think everything that another thinks, the more we are one.
In essence: our creator, who after many billions of years emerged from the convergence of trillions of lifeforms, became the universe he inhabited, a unified being observing itself. This universe decided to create a new universe in which other lifeforms could go through the same process and eventually gain awareness of themselves as the universe they inhabit, all the while possibly communicating and slowly merging with the creator of this universe. This creator is a being which could possibly have done the same thing with its own creator, and so on until there is a universe which receives no feedback from its creator. Everything within the known universes is connected through this consciousness which exists simultaneously everywhere and everytime.
Even if we never receive feedback from the being which imagined us into existence, there are still other beings in our universe which are likely so advanced that they already may have created many of their own universes, and perhaps there has been enough time in our universe for advanced life to gain a sense of universal consciousness. This universal consciousness is yet another God I can construct, though I don’t know to what extent it has developed or can be conceived of as separate from the creator of this universe, which as I have mentioned depends on how much feedback the creator puts in to this universe.
I have conceived of God(s) not to find something to worship, but to find something to look forward to and to look for. God is a crucial aspect of the construction of the universe, of the truth we look for.
I have more recently come to the conclusion that there is little to no chance of communicating with the creator of this universe, of any feedback. For the creator of a fractal processor (a universe) the only way to interact with the fractal would be to change the equation. communicating directly with the universe would be as absurd as declaring a point to be in the mandelbrot set which is not.