Monday, August 8, 2016

Yeah, yeah yeah...

I'm finally done with my summer classes.  I exerted myself somewhere between twenty to thirty percent and I'm getting an A in Psychology and most-likely a B+ in Political Science - maybe a B if I bomb what I just handed in and I could get an A- theoretically but that's unlikely.

Also I recently have found yet another reason why JS Mill is my soul brother - he's a snooty asshole just like me: I did not mean that Conservatives are generally stupid; I meant, that stupid persons are generally Conservative. I believe that to be so obvious and undeniable a fact that I hardly think any hon. Gentleman will question it.

I've read a lot of stuff from him where he speaks of the importance of individual-mindedness and how most people go with the crowd.  I would say that ignoring the Greeks, Schopenhauer and the Russian Anarchists he's the most readable philosopher I've come across and he is one of the top three I identify with the most.  I love reading his stuff but haven't finished Utilitarianism for some reason.

Might go to a gathering of Socialists in Madison soon - that'd be Marx's sole pair of pants.  And yes, that's my attempt to make a Marxist spin-off of "cat's pajama's."

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Anti-Realism and God's Revelations

I've spent some time thinking about faith, and whether it's rational to believe in a God that "works in mysterious ways."  I think it's rational to be a skeptic and neither confirm nor deny the existence of a God that is "myserious."  That is, keeps a consistent standard of creating a Universe that appears to those minds in it that it operates either without a creator present or in a way where a creator being present or absent becomes indistinguishable.  However, gods of various faiths reveal themselves to mortals in the holy works of various faiths.  They want to use empirical data or sight to make some people be convinced while others are expected to believe the miracles they did not witness and believe in a god they did not hear.  Even if everyone in the world agreed on a proposition, unless there is evidence for that claim I would have to remain a skeptic in-regards to it - once evidence arises belief becomes founded though only in the Anti-Realist sense.

Anti-Realism makes miracles and the existence of God very interesting.  For even if God revealed himself to me, and somehow proved he was not a particular delusion of my own mind - he revealed himself to me and a reliable person I knew - it could be that this God is just another manifestation of "The Matrix."  All deities could be apparitions the way angels and ghosts were defunct programs in The Matrix.  It becomes then impossible to prove the existence of not only God but anything except my own mind and my mind senses A or B if Anti-Realism is true - once again, in the metaphysical sense (what is) rather than the epistemological (what we can know in the anti-realist sense).

PS - know I've been gone a while.  Been busy with class work.  But call off the international search - I'm alive.