Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Impiety of Theism

Impiety of Theism
         A  metamathematical critique of miracles.

         It is notorious that miracles tend to evaporate upon close inspection. This is taken to mean that no miracles exist; but it could also mean that God has decreed that His miracles not seem miraculous upon close inspection. Of course that would be an even greater miracle.

         And why would God decree His own unprovability? Because a provable God, doing provable miracles, would be a defined, limited and constrained God doing defined, limited and constrained miracles; for proof is definition, limitation and constraint. Any such miracles would eventually be replicable, then mechanizable, then industrializable; and any such a God would then be at man's command. But if God exists, then God is free; so if God exists, then God's existence and miracles cannot be proven.

         So if God exists, then God decrees the unbelievability of miracles; itself the greatest and least believable miracle of all. But that implies the piety of agnostics and the impiety of theists; for the former does not believe, in obedience to God's will, whereas the latter does believe, in defiance of that will.

         I conclude this speculation by noting that it would a miracle if it were true!

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