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There is a section of philosophy called “ontology”. It deals with the question of existence, of being – what exists, what it means to exist. The simplest ontology is reduced to the statement “there is being, there is no non-being”.
But this is too simple, it is obvious that different phenomena exist in different ways, they have different “ontological status”. One is at the material one. There are physically existing objects. There is an existence in the form of works of art. In the form of physical laws. In the form of mathematical concepts. In the form of language concepts. In the form of mental states. In the form of scientific theories.
Does God exist as a concept? Absolutely, yes. Whether God exists for the believer as some conceivable object-yes, probably. In all likelihood, God does not have a physical existence, and I think that believers will agree with me on this – he does not fly anywhere in space, either as a grandfather or as a cloud. Its non-physical, but at the same time special existence, separate from the listed (and uncounted for brevity) variants, in the sense that religions assume, is already a separate question, and it does not depend on whether a particular believer believes in God or not.
Of course, it means that in his imagination there is a God.
In general, imagination is the highest, at the moment, stage of brain development and not everyone shows it the same way.
A person who believes in a Higher Mind has in his worldview a world in which he himself is located and an Extra-world in which the Creator of the world is located.
For an atheist, this is more difficult, his imagination is limited only by the world.
Yes, what can change in the universe from the fact that a person wakes up convinced that there is no universe Do you really think that everything will disappear ??? Well, it's naive to count on this … God exists and wakes up regardless of faith in Him …
If one person believes in God, then most likely he does not exist. It would be more like a madman with his own fictional god in his brain. But It is believed by millions of people in many countries and at all times. In addition, a Covenant was left to people from Him (the Bible). It can't be that half of humanity is crazy.
Good morning. When answering the question, it is necessary to specify for which coordinate system we determine the presence of God? If within the framework of a single believer. This is definitely the case and the main thing is that a believer does not need proof of his existence. It's very simple.
First, you should define the position on which all these measures, expressed in terms of concepts, will be considered. A person is a conscious subject who has a certain level of self-consciousness, the carrier of which is the physical body, that is, the form. Self-consciousness is formed as a result of the mental interaction of parts that are simply designated as surface consciousness, subconscious (unconscious) and properties (qualities) of the physical body (for example, the ability to higher mental activity – the possession of reason). If we take as a basis the density of being of the physical body, then self-consciousness does not have its own existence within it, but only limits itself to its expression (manifestation, manifestation) through the form (shell, physical body). All these mental states are officially recognized by science only due to their manifestation through the fixation of reactions of the physical shell (body). However, to date, scientists have not been able to determine the specific location, organ of the physical body, or cells that generate or are responsible for the manifestation of the function of the mind, consciousness, and even more so for what are called unconscious processes. This means that in the absence of reactions of the physical body and the possibility of their fixation, the existence of all the above-mentioned mental states would not be possible (they would not exist). And yet, their existence is recognized only by observing the reactions of the physical carrier to internal states (processes). Thus, the very possibility of observation and fixation (evaluation by an observer) determines the existence of something that has no direct visible expression. If a person, through his consciousness and reason, believes in the existence of God as a certain energy-informational entity, then this entity finds its existence in the same plane of being in which the self-consciousness of a person exists. Then the answer is yes, God exists to the same extent that human thoughts exist and to the same extent that human perception is capable of.
Um…. there's a problem here.
Well, OK, we will find some believer, ask him to draw him in his imagination as God, and for a moment we will agree with what he is.
But what kind of god will it be? Will He be omniscient and omnipotent? Obviously, we will see exactly the opposite picture: he will be absolutely powerless, and he will “know” exactly as much as this person.
And… and what's the use of such a god?
And, imho, much more importantly, why should we reduce the concept of “God” to such an insignificant imaginary friend?
Because if there is no God, then our lesson will be absolutely meaningless.
And if there is a God, then it is absolutely certain, for 1,000,000% he will not be a fiction of the believer at all.
There are things that really exist, but which cannot be measured, touched, or seen. Friendship, honor, love, God. “In the beginning was the word” – as soon as humanity became so smart that it was able to create an information matrix, a kind of alternative intellectual universe, gods were immediately born in it, eventually developing into the idea of one almighty God. I would even say that intelligence, the idea of God, and the development of humanity are simultaneously interrelated things. Just yesterday, naked monkeys were hiding in caves, but today, even if they are early, but already conscious, systematic, successful societies with their own information universe, in which there is a God. And, as far as I know, there is not a single nation in our world that has developed and survived to this day, being initially atheistic. They come to this later, in a well-fed world, when everything is ready.
So yes, I know that there is a God, and moreover, his significance is very, very great.
A living, omnipotent God is the Creator of everything, regardless of the faith and imagination of one person or millions of people, and there is a lot of evidence for this: scientific discoveries in chemistry, physics, biology, astronomy, etc., as well as historical and archaeological artifacts. Every single person is important to God. He will never allow the righteous to perish with the sinners. Something similar has already happened in history. At the time of the flood, out of the entire population of the earth, only 8 people turned out to be believers with a wonderful imagination.
If by “believes in God” you mean that he prays, talks about God, reads the Bible, then he is probably behaving like a religious person.
This does not necessarily mean that God lives in his head or that he makes him read prayers.
Therefore, if a person reads prayers or talks about God, then he is only reading prayers and talking about God-this is a social practice.
But in what context do questions about the existence of God arise? This can happen, for example, when a believer says that there is a God, or when you read a book about it, or watch videos on this topic. All this is social practice-questions, talking about God, prayers, etc.
You can say this: as long as there are people and content that supports conversations about God, there will be questions about his existence, since, in fact, the concept of God is supported by these events.
If a person believes in God and God exists in his imagination, then this means that God exists in his imagination and no further. If you pass this imagination to another person, then the other person will also have it. We exchange information via the Internet. You just need to find a way to translate your imagination into electromagnetic or other waves. Thoughts and nonsense are being transmitted right now.
This question contains four questions:? when you say it exists in imagination, let me remind you that the universe also exists in imagination, you just believe in its existence! Faith determines the existence of God for us! Eat is a verb! God-in his explanation, rather-is an Information field, about which it is not possible to say there is, or does it exist? the whole world around us is God! But everyone understands this in their own way!