A Case for a Mathematical God 2.0
To refute God, you need to know him. You must understand him, fight, wrestle, and win. Does that truly seem possible, to win against an all-powerful God? Are you up to that battle?... seriously, do you really think this event is for you?
To refute God, you need to use God as his concept. God has many attributes that fit easily into mathematics: Aseity, Eternity, Holiness, Immanence, Immutability, Impassibility, Impeccability, Incomprehensibility, Incorporeality, Infinity, Omnipotence, Omnipresence, Omniscience, Oneness, Transcendence, Trinity, Veracity, and Wrath.
Physicist Stephan Hawking famously stated, "There may be a God... but science can explain the universe without the need for a creator."
THIS means everything we can explain, and everything can be explained with science, through physics, which is pure mathematics. So, the universe speaks mathematics. Everything is numbers and probabilities. We don't have all the answers yet, we cannot detect quantum gravity, we do not know what dark matter and dark energy are, yet we are certain the solutions will be found in the domain of physics and they solve things with measurements, and numbers.
With that in an affidavit to God, we need to reflect on religion. Let's start by looking at the world from high into the heavens where we often put God.
The worshippers of the "true God" are fragmented into some 4,000 recognized religions in the world today consisting of churches, congregations, faith groups, tribes, healing centers, cultures, mosques, movements, synagogues, and ways to worship and understand him. So, 4000 religions, 6.4 billion people, all worshipping God from God's view.
Maybe God can represent those that believe in him as believers holding up a red flower. He looks down and sees almost 4/5ths of people reaching their arms up, each holding a red flower. God can do that. Or he can see them as blue dots on a red screen. Or in a pie chart. God can do it because we can do it, easily. We can represent 90% in a variety of colorful ways. Graphs, charts, maps, candles, bats, pangolins...
For the moment, God doesn’t care about whether he’s God or Allah or Yahweh or Elohim or whatever; he’s content to be the being of the most desirable highest power. It must be a joyful feeling for the omniscient.
Look down at the turbans and know they are followers of God. How many colorful turbans? Look at the Muslims performing salat, their daily prayers they conduct five times a day. How many prayers per day? Look at the number of people being baptized. Look at the number of people being saved. Look at the number of crosses bouncing on necklaces. Look at your birthdate. Look at the current year. Jesus is largely inescapable in this prima facie skeptical relative humanistic secularist paradise we call Earth, and God is largely inescapable. Like a Black Hole.
We "believe" it's 2022 because "someone started counting it long ago"... but it isn't 2022CE any more than it's 222CE. Unless we believe in the inherent right of arbitrary numbers to enforce something concrete. And that solid part is hard, cold numbers. Thus, your own birthday signifies a quasi-belief in Christ.
This is where some people see the sunset and not the electromagnetic radiation, and vice-versa. We have created such a wealth of understanding and physics is our all-powerful medium for interacting with the elementals as noted above.
IF GOD exists, there must be tons of information lying around to prove himself... but all we have are ape-like features, consciousness, and our present singular bodies which are the product of 27,000 ancestors. I see lots of evidence for God, I just choose to see it through the numerical ways we connect with faith and consciousness and that is faith in something is a requisite of nature.
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Atheists view religious people like they believe that 1+1=3. But believers must believe 1+1=2 and 1+1+1-1=2. Because in the scientific and atheist view, 1+1=2, and therefore 3-1=2 absolutely; the moment 1+1=2 came into our existence, 21-19=2 became TRUE as well, so did 6x2-10=2. Once 1+1=2 was TRUE, the heavens began to open at the speed of lightning. And all mathematics was in a shadow, awaiting the millennia it took to get a firm grasp on the math. Today’s grip is so academically strong, that I don’t see the likelihood of anything stronger, save God, that could escape our understandings.
“2” is just the same answer, just different ways of getting there. To a Catholic, a Protestant might get there by 16-14=2, maybe Muslims see 1+5-4=2, Jehovah's Witnesses use -6+8=2 or the Mormons get there by the square root of four, √4.
Like religions, they're all different but they praise a higher power in their own creative ways getting to "2" but to the scientist and atheist, simply 1+1=2.
We all have the same math. If 1+1=2 than ((3 x 3)-7 = 2) and 2x2-2=2 and √4=2, it must. If y is true, then y(-y) is true. If 1+1=2, then 5,238 x 67.43 = 353,198.34. It must!
And if 1+1=2 then an electron spins around an axis and has both angular momentum and orbital angular momentum and because angular momentum is a vector, the Spin Quantum Number has both a magnitude (1/2) and direction (+ or -). It must be for the math to work! Even if you don't understand this, as I admit I don't, it IS numbers…
Why? Because 1+1≠3. And it must be true everywhere in the universe. 1+1=2 even in a Black Hole and Black Holes are where mathematics goes to die!
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About 80% of the world's people identify with a religion. The most popular religion is Christianity with 2.4 billion people worldwide. Islam has 2.0 billion adherents. So, God mathematically owns the universe even if you don't believe in God because the majority wins… and 80% is significantly high.
Of the 22.8% of the American population is religiously unaffiliated, atheists made up 3.1% and agnostics made up 4% of the US population. Only 3.1% of us are atheists, that’s surprisingly low. Hell, the churches are empty.
It's all just numbers. The number of electrons in a shell, the number of women wearing burqas, the number of feet in a mile, how empty the churches were down from last year, the number of miles to New York City, the number of religious tattoos, the number of square feet in the White House, the number of guitarists playing “Eruption” at this moment, the number of ducks alive at this moment, "even the hair on your head are numbered..." - all numbers.
And 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 are not the only numbers out there, in the Middle East they still use ٠ ١ ٢ ٣ ٤ ٥ ٦ ٧ ٨ ٩ and Pythagoras, Aristotle, and the Greeks used their alphabet A, B, Γ, Δ, Ε, F, Ζ, Η, Θ. We can still use Roman numerals: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X. We should be aware of the benefits behind “our” Hindu-Arabic numerals, the sequence 0, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 is largely from the 16th century.
Beneath those, everything can be expressed in binary, a circle "o", and a line "|", like so: ||oo|o|o, likely the first objects we drew in mud. If we are looking seriously at Planck lengths or String Theory and we find ourselves befuddled with the math inherent in such problems, we find ourselves in the pastoral nature of a transcendent reality, a pure mathematical schema that measures, configures, everything, whether we care or not. EVERYTHING gets measured!
And from numbers, we can represent them in binary, 1 or 0. In sets of eight, we can represent everything in the universe. 10110001, 00010111... so it is the matrix, the falling numbers, everything is code. If God only read us as binary, we'd be boring. But we are given a life to make sense of these numbers and best represent them however we see fit. We LIVE in binary even though we don't see it.
"I love you" in binary is 01101001 00100000 01101100 01101111
01110110 01100101 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101…
Your life is nothing but numbers, the distance between you and your glass of wine can be represented by numbers, a sunset can be reduced to wavelengths, the number of cats the old cat lady down the street has, indeed even a cat's lives is numbered to nine.
My name is Brent so logically, in the Latin alphabet, my name is in sequence 2+16+5+12+18=53. It equals that in France and it equals that in the Orion Nebula. Wherever the Latin alphabet exists, Brent = 53. We define that patch of stars as the "Orion Nebula" in the Latin alphabet, so it exists there in theory.
God in binary is 01000111 01001111 01000100.
If science has solved everything and has no need for God, then we MUST look at God to see what we've missed. I mean he said to “go forth and multiply”, so we’ve done that. We must look at our languages and cultures, religions and hobbies, our schedules and institutions, our poverty rates and our systemic supremacies, our prejudices and our entitlements, our next generation and ourselves. We must find meaning and purpose on our journey through life. Because 10011010 is all we have.
Ptolemy affirms the supremacy of mathematical knowledge over other forms of knowledge. Like Aristotle before him, Ptolemy believes mathematics to be superior to theology or metaphysics because the latter are conjectural while only the former can secure certain knowledge.
Everything is synthesized into a mathematical framework, from vision being electromagnetic wavelengths to sound being waves, to the observer and the experiment. Again, we find GOD by looking into the numbers. We find EQUATIONS, we find TRUTH, we find HIM.
If God is the ultimate truth that 1+1=2 and therefore pi = 3.1415926... how many books are in the Qur'an? How many prayers have been answered? how many Brazilian presidents have there been? how many adults believe in Santa Claus? How many Muslims are celebrating Ramadan now? All peripheral, hyperbolic measurements but numbers, nonetheless. And if we transcend the macro-world, we live in a universe of simple mathematical atomic structures. Math consumes everything we can sense or experience. We interpret the best movie we've seen or the last song we heard, through mathematics. Everything is digitized, everything is binary, and everything is numbers.
There are 8 binary characteristics that are used to represent the quantum states/codes of all subatomic particles and their interactions.
Electrons can take only two distinguishable values: spinning up or spinning down — the same binary characters as computer bits.
So, at rock bottom, the universe consists of information; every elementary particle carries information.
Everything on a computer is represented as streams of binary numbers. Audio, images, and characters all look like binary numbers in machine code. These numbers are encoded in different data formats to give them meaning, eg the 8-bit pattern 01000001 could be the number 65, the character 'A', or a color in an image.
I believe in Spinoza's god, who reveals himself in the lawful harmony of the world, not in a God who concerns himself with the fate and the doings of mankind ...."
— Albert Einstein, To Rabbi Herbert Goldstein (1929)
God is a mathematical entity at the deepest level. He knew this math before the math was known, he knew the equations before the equations were developed, again, we find HIM! Because once 1+1=2, the architecture of the universe was instantly built.
He can answer prayers through numbers, he can put cancer into a numeric remission, he can predict a supernova, he can let a pope live a certain number of heartbeats, and he can make patterns in the waves of the ocean. It's all numbers.
Physicist Sanatan Hansda proved, “In religion, people believe that GOD is omnipresent. In physics, physicists are searching for the omnipresent truth. So, we can write an equation for GOD as:
GOD = TRUTH (0)
In this equation (0), the LHS can be co-related with religion and the RHS can be co-related with physics (where LHS and RHS are ‘left/right-handed sides’).”
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For our gains in physics and mathematics, we owe so much to the initial Christian pioneers of the Scientific Revolution who were the early Royal Society members. Sir Francis Bacon was promoting scientific experimentation as a way of glorifying God and fulfilling scripture.
Sir Isaac Newton was a devout Christian (however he refused to take holy orders in the Church of England). Beyond his work on the mathematical sciences, Newton dedicated much of his time to the study of alchemy and biblical chronology.
René Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician, scientist, and lay Catholic who invented analytic geometry and rejected any appeal to final ends, divine or natural, in explaining natural phenomena. In his theology, he insists on the absolute freedom of God's act of creation.
Galileo was a genuinely pious Roman Catholic who seriously considered the priesthood as a young man, but he talked his father into letting him study mathematics and natural philosophy. His name is biblical, referring to Galilee, or implying Christ and his followers. He was tried by the Inquisition for saying the “earth revolves around the sun,” found "vehemently suspect of heresy," forced to recant, and sentenced to house arrest until his death.
Thus, our foundations of the modern world are on built on God-fearing men who sought God’s answers to their big questions. Science was born of religion.
For all the sciences to be universal, and complete, and for God to be an unnecessary part of the equation — we must contend that science is a product of religion, of the quest for natural philosophies, of seeking out physics to its ultimate core, and that therefore God exists as a manifestation of mathematics.