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God, Or Whatever, Makes Coincidences

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Posted by Richard Ruquist on October 24, 2001 14:59:09 UTC

This is my subjective view of god. So it is not so much making randomness, as actually controlling events to arrange for coincidences that are desired on their or his/her part.

This, of course, for educated humans is the most mind boggling element of religious experience. One can imagine a passive supernatural and even propose scientific hypothesis for the mechanics of a passive supernatural, but it is very difficult to imagine how the degree of control, to create all these coincidences, that at least happen in my life, could happen on a scientific basis.

Perhaps the inherent randomness of single quantum events allows for such control, but that would be the only way that randomness would enter into the problem.

So I see the randomness as a consequence of natural law, perhaps the action of a very abstract mathematics/physics god that humans cannot connect to except through nature. Then elements or beings within the godhead that are closer to human intelligence and consciousness might take advantage of the randomness to control our existence.

For me the godhead is just a heirachical series of committees and we humans on earth are auditioning for positions on the lowest level committees.If we fail, we just get to try again in another life. If we succeed, we just have more work to do from the other side, plus self-development in order to get on higher level committees. So existence after death is not so different from existence before death, except for the lack of a need to eat or sleep.

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