Common denominator to all problems and the solution to them
Who am I? What am I? What is my value? Why am I?
The first three questions above are almost the same question and if you’ve read and absorbed everything that precedes this page of the website you will know already the answers but we have to reiterate and consolidate so here goes:
200 years ago you didn’t exist, or so it would seem, but now you do. 200 years ago nothing existed because you didn’t.
Out in Space there is a piece of rock which has been travelling the Void for billions of years, since the Big Bang. It doesn’t exist.
Without a sentient mind to give value existence and non-existence become one, they have the same value, none at all. Try to imagine that piece of rock, it doesn’t know that it exists, it has no feelings, no thoughts, no concern – for billions of years for eternity – what does it matter? It doesn’t matter. The existence of that rock will and can only matter when a sentient mind perceives it. Which sentient mind? Mine.
There is only one being in the entire Cosmos that matters and it is Me. My mind gives everything value and without my mind everything ceases to exist.
‘For you only.’ Did you say?
I am all there is, you are just thoughts in my head.
The thoughts in my head are everything, they are the Cosmos, they are God, they are Heaven they are Hell. Without my mind to perceive to contemplate to believe there is no God, no Heaven no Hell or Cosmos I am the Creation the Lord of Creation the Creator.
This is not hyperbole. If you know what I am trying to say you must know that this is a fact. What I think and what I believe is the entirety – for me. Now apply the same logic to yourself.
I know it’s confusing, after all if I am all there is why am I asking you to apply the same logic to yourself – when you don’t exist?
I am doing it because you do exist, you are part of my thoughts and since my thoughts are everything you matter to me.
This brain of mine – you could say – has a mind of its own, it creates my Universe but it does not always create according to the wishes of my conscious mind. What happens to you can affect me; your suffering, your joy whether I desire it or not can affect mine so also whether I like it or not I, of necessity, am compelled to care about you.
The question ‘Why am I?’ is answered by the Messianic Law. I have a basic nature to pursue happiness, I am programmed to pursue happiness and I cannot override that program therefore my purpose – unless the nature of whatever is responsible for the programming has a sinister nature – must be happiness, I exist to be happy.
‘My’ happiness, I am the only one that matters, I am the only one that exists, it is my mind that is giving everything value. And you can apply the same logic to yourself.
It therefore follows that provided the Creator is a benevolent being, it intends that we should be happy. No not we, ME.
Am I confusing you? Don’t worry, I confuse myself at times.. The reason for life is happiness. If you press the button Evidence I’ll give you evidence through examples which will prove it.
Now there’s that little word ‘if’ that we have to deal with, ‘If the programmer is a benevolent being’
Who says the programmer, God if you like, is benevolent? The Catholic Church? Well there’s one good reason for being suspicious.
The Programmer, no not the Programmer, God, I am a Theist, I know that God is a reality so from now on I shall refer to the Programmer as God, if you don’t want to it’s your choice but you’ll know what I mean by God. God is the Cause, the Planner, the Programmer.
Does God have a benevolent nature? More fundamentally I suppose one should first ask ‘Does He/She/It exist?
Trust me, God exists, later I shall prove it to you but for now let’s answer the first question, since that’s the one that appertains to this section of the site. Does God have a benevolent nature? We really need to know because if He doesn’t, boy are we in trouble and as the Americans would say – ‘And then some.’
If there is a God who is responsible for your presence on Earth then it would seem that He caused that presence without your consent and if He did that what else might He do that you may or may not agree with?
Christ will say to the wicked, ‘Depart from me ye who are cursed, into everlasting fire….’ Math 25: 41. If it were true that God would condemn His own children to damnation for whatever reason then of course He is a malevolent being and there is nothing we can do about it, but is He? Is there any evidence to suggest it?
Religious institutionism is mostly responsible for our knowledge or perhaps more precisely the ignorance that the world has of God’s nature and the evidence it offers to support their view I have to say, after a lifetime of studying their view is, frankly, risible so let’s take another look shall we?
By looking at a painting you will learn something about the artist, perhaps that he has an appreciation of perspective, that he is or is not colour blind, that he is skilful and talented. Similarly you can learn about a musician by listening to his music. If he is a concert pianist for instance obviously he has fingers. Now apply the same criterion to the search for the Creator’s nature. If we want to understand the nature of the Creator what must we do? Examine the Creation. So go ahead – what do you see?
I want you to be very specific about what you are looking for, after all we know He is very clever because the evidence to prove it is everywhere so we don’t need to know that, what we want to know is whether or not he has a benevolent or a malevolent nature. We must look specifically therefore for evidence of one or the other. This should do it:
Look into the Creation for something that exists for the sole purpose of doing harm to another member of the Creation. When you don’t find anything – trust me you won’t – the lack of such evidence is the only proof we will ever have or need that the Creator is Benevolent – phew!
‘Pain and fear are malevolent.’
No they aren’t, pain and fear exist for a benevolent purpose. Where would we be without them? If your leg was in a fire and you felt no pain or fear of losing it you would leave it there.
There is much in the Creation of ours that causes pain and heartache but the reason for it is not to cause harm – harm may result but harm is not the reason for it.
Having now calculated that God is benevolent, that He has given us a nature to pursue happiness and a value equal to his own (Note; knowledge and power do not determine value. A parent with a handicapped child may love it more than an able bodied one) then it follows that His plan must be that we be happy – right now, whenever right now is which is at all times. Doesn’t it now make sense to conclude that if we are not happy something is wrong?