Will and Reason
What am I? Why am I here? And similarly, by extension, what is the universe, and why
is it here? Questions wondered by all, and answered in great extent and variety by
religious leaders and philosophers. Yet to many of us, their answers are found wanting
in many respects, and appear to be, in their very nature, unanswerable. In absolute terms,
verifiable by experiment, at this stage in our evolution, I am sure they are. Yet, this will
not and should not, prevent the search. Toward this end, the following exposition will
attempt to display a line of reasoning which may, along with others, be employed in
Modern physics has identified major events back until the first fraction of a second
of existance when the physical laws were established. In that moment parameters
were set which control the binding characteristics of matter and its resultant energy.
The speed of light, the effects of gravity, and other physical forces were then set, and
haven't changed since. These physical laws also define the probabilities of occurence,
and possible forms, of biological life. Minor differences in the natural laws would
produce major differences in the makeup and habitability of this universe. And considering
the multitude of life forms on this planet alone, and our own attainment of (hopefully)
semi-intelligence, it appears likely that the setting of those laws was purposeful.
Therefore, our universe could be considered a finished creation. A creation would imply
The form of the creator allows for only two possibilities, a singular creator, or
multiple creators (possibly a host) with a common will. The singular creator, as director
of the universe, is so far beyond our imagination that Its purpose would be unknowable
and Its designs, unquestionable. Only Its existance outside this universe may be deduced,
as would be that of the multiple creators. Both types of creators would require a time line
of sorts, though not necessarily one with any connection to ours, aside from an intrinsic
need to be filled. The will of either is assumed to be the driving force of creation.
Multiple creators, or spirits, would need to be of similar being in order to produce the
common will, or harmony, needed to create the universe. Free will would be necessary, as
would a reason to cause its creation. The reason should be expressed in the major aspects
of the universe itself, nature and life. Nature is a magnificent spectacle varying from the
serene to the violently catastrophic, and it produces life. Life is a short experience which
manipulates and is manipulated by, inert matter and other living things. If creating spirits
could enter this universe, they could enjoy the magnificent spectacle of nature. And if they
could enter a living being, they could enjoy the thrills and pains of life.
Agreed upon rules were required to allow the creation of a universe with inherent
stability. In order to allow the spiritual experience of a living being, rules are also
required for the same reason. Disassociation with the past would be necessary, and
interaction from without must to be kept to a bare minimum.
This scenario provides relatively easy answers to the questions of 'What am I?', and
'Why am I?'. And also provides explanations for phenomena such as ghosts, prescience,
telepathy, miracles, possession, past lives, multiple personalities, and the vicissitudes
of the various aspects of love. I realize that much of this is circular reasoning in that
existance is used to justify itself, though possibly, it is non-existance that cannot be
justified. Because, finally, the answer to 'How was the original creation created from
nothing?', can only be that nothing does not exist, cannot exist, and can only be sensed
by the imperfect senses of a material world.