Religion phenomena

Submitted by jhwierenga on Mon, 07/30/2018 - 08:15

Let us start off with this statement: In the domain of religion we cannot present a list of phenomena that should be acceptable to all informed and objective minds. Nor shall we attempt to. There is no common point of view, from which all sufficiently percipient and objective observers would see the same things. This is not even changed by our conclusion in the Philosophy lemma “Does God exist?”, namely: It is credible that the original quantum has all the properties which religious people commonly attribute to God. For this conclusion relates to explanations rather than to phenomena. Supposing that God exists, this tells us little about what God is like and what God wants to happen.

We therefore choose a list of phenomena, for which the explanations of QO and mainstream Christianity contrast markedly. Consider this a contribution toward the reinvention of Christianity. Feel free to make your own list, if you want, for your own religious persuasion, or even for a completely atheistic standpoint. But before you do, check out our list of phenomena. You may be able to reuse much of it.

Our list of phenomena is as follows:

  1. The nature of reality is such that there are concepts which affect, and are in principle affected by, all their manifestations, throughout the universe.
  2. Since some point in time, God came into existence.
  3. Goodness exists.
  4. Evil exists.
  5. Good will triumph over evil.
  6. God is a unity.
  7. God is diverse.
  8. Man is an image of God.
  9. You are eternal.