Where was I? Oh yes, halfway down a bottle of Whyte and MacKay. The random mind has engaged once more and I have a backup in case this bottle dies an early death. This is going to come out in little bits like some kind of philosophical Lego because I have to type the bits in that little space between whisky-enlightenment and fucked-fingers.
Okay. So. Science wants a unified theory of everything. The Gnostics already have that – everything is made of God. Makes sense, really. If God was the only matter in the Void then the only thing he could have made the universe out of was himself. There was nothng else.
This idea annoys the Church because they imagine a human-like space between creator and created. The carpenter is not the chair. But what if the carpenter is the only matter in existence and he feels like a bit of a sit down? What does he then make the chair out of?
The Gnostic approach neatly explains the idea that God is everywhere all at once. The entire universe, down to the last quark, is God. The Church teaches that God is everywhere, all at once, but declines any explanation of how that works. At the same time, the money-laden Church insists that the Gnostics have it wrong. Hm.
Science used to be open to such things but has since closed its shutters. There was serious scientific study of Daniel Dunglas-Home but science could not explain him and so dismissed him as ‘odd’. If it cannot be explained in terms of modern logic then it cannot be real. Computer says ‘no’.
Take the matter of ghosts. There are so many easy ways to fake a ghost photo now that photographs as proof are beyond pointless. If Satan himself did a Vogue cover-shoot, all you would hear would be ‘photoshop’. The papers are routinely taken in by desperately bad fake ghost photos, now accelerated by the iPhone app that lets you add a semi-transparent actor to any photo at all. As for orbs, don’t even get me started on fucking orbs. Only a total dickhead would believe anything paranormal about dust.
Are there ghosts? Yes there are. Are they the shades of the dead? I have no idea. Can I test them in a laboratory? No. Unless I build a machine to test something that I have no idea what it is made out of and persuade that thing to step into the range of the machine, there is no way to test them.
Those ‘ghost detectors’ sold to the gullible are a waste of time and money. If you don’t know what something is made of then you cannot design a machine to find it.
If God is everywhere then God is all of us too. That seriously annoys the Church because it means that we plebs are equal to their fancy-robed pomposity and achieve nothng by giving them money we can’t afford to give.
But if we are all part of God and God is eternal then none of us can die. But we do die – or at least, our bodies die. Does our innate spark of Godness live on as a ghost? Only one way to find out for sure. After you… British politeness insists I let you go first.
The Gnostic belief amounts to a unified theory of everything. It is not just ‘everything is connected’ but everything is made of one, single, gigantic being. A single intelligence that manifests as the material universe.
For both sides of the argument, that idea is very scary.
For science it means that they cannot be ‘observers’ since they are part of the observed. It means that no matter what they control, something might be controlling them. It means the universe has something at its base that cannot be tested and for science, that is Hell.
For religion it means that Earth is not special. An entire universe is their sentient God and they claim that he only has any interest in one little planet at the arse-end of one plain little galaxy?
Fingers are failing. I have to spend twice as much time fixing my typing as typing it. Time to leave the philosophy for the night.
There is still Gematria to deal with. I only mention it here to remind myself tomorrow.
All I will say now is – why are all Gematria’s numbers in base 10? The answer is buried in the Safety Dance.
Fingers… I need more.