It is my prediction that future debates about God will center around whether there is a God or actually a universal computer programmer.
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Take the kalam cosmological argument.
If the universe has a cause, then the cause must be timeless, spaceless, and immaterial. These are just concepts that are though to be "beyond" our universe. However, if our "universe" is actually a simulation, and we are simply conscious computer pixels, then many of the theistic arguments for God, I think, with enough ingenuity, could be reworked to actually defend the idea of a virtual simulation!
This is all speculation of course. I think it will become more pronounced as time goes on.
by ElSeductor14 months ago
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by Bibowen7 years ago
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by David Bowman7 months ago
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by myownworld8 years ago
I mean, is ANY good coming out of them? Mostly it's one person insulting the other's point of view...in fact, as of today, I've vowed to myself never to go near one!
by sibtain bukhari4 years ago
There is no scientific and logical evidence of self existence of universe, therefore,only logical conclusion is the creator of universe not proving its self existence .
by Sooner284 years ago
This isn't going to be the typical argument that the fertilized egg is not a human being. This argument meets the christian on her own terms, and uses one of the most famous christian philosophers to do so, using...
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