permitt sir a small quote:
"I'm just curious as to how others here see the world in relation to Life, Existence, God, Science, God and Science, Time (especially Time Travel), Afterlife, etc. "
God: a spiritual being the essence of which is love, the stillness against which paradoxically everything in the final analysis must be measured. the nature of God is by definition beyond mankinds knowing since everything with God is the ultimate in perfection (example: mankind struggles to understand something as "simple" as a sparrow and is in fact standing in awe at the mystery of that sparrow so how much more mystified and in awe of God shall we be.) hence there must be an element of uncertainty about the nature of God in the minds of men.
God is very quite, although according to scriptures he has conversed with men and women, but now adays he has been rather silent and yet it does seem that God's presence is always evident in each event, on every scrap of matter, where ever we travel and even in our minds. in the affairs of mankind there is a concept called morality and it is a concept that one can easily argue about one way or the other. morality is a measure of a man's spirit. the final arbitrater of what is morale is God.
Existance: is essentially the result of the fact of the existance of God. God exists and is a timeless and unchanging spirit (in that the one thing God is not free to do is be imperfect in his essence). so God is the ultimate expression of stillness. motion, space-time and mass are the result of the spiritual expression of the stillness of God. if stillness exists then motion must also exist since stillness is a meaningless concept with out the concept of motion. but motion is meaningless with out something that moves, hence we have mass. again since God is changeless then change must exist hence we have space-time and the motion of mass in it.
in short the chaos of the universe exploded about the serene stillness that is God. this chaos is driven by the thermodynamic law known as entropy.
note the import of simple words (symbolized ideations). with reference to God two axioms (ad hoc definitions) are assummed that God is SPIRIT and that God is STILL. Moores law tells us that if anything can go wrong it will, conversely we should expect that if anything can happen it will, quantum mechanics tends to support that concept. hence the universe springs forth simply as a result of two simple words SPIRIT and STILL.
Life: just as the universe is motion of matter through space-time with respect to the timeless, unchanging stillness of the spirit of God, the life of a biological being is the motion of matter through space-time with respect to the spirit of that biological being. the chemistry, physics and biological science of how the mass of such spirits function are fairly well known. in the case of biological beings (unlike the case of God) the spirit of a biological being is a consequence of the mass and motion of that mass through space-time. a biological being is concieved of mass in space-time.
Afterlife: a concept that is not presently falsefiable. the various religions have their dogmas with respect to it. because biological life and the spirit of such life is a consequence of the universe which is driven by entropy it might be expected that life must end, however there appears nothing to stop an identical life from being reconstructed. further one needs to wonder what the spirit of an ended life could manifest. paradoxically the quantum mechanical principle of uncertainty holds forth the possibility that a biological life need not end.