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What is prime reality- the really real?
To answer God and solely God would be really real to some. Views given by the author go from a God who is untouchable, invincible and indivisible to a God who sleeps and cannot be at all places at all times. To those with faith in God, the "real" God, they believe there are no boundaries or limitations for their expectations of God.
It cannot be proven if God can be everywhere at all times but it also is
not proven that he sleeps. What is prime reality is that which is believed
to be the view of God being available at all times and all places. What is in all probability of really real is that there is no possibility of not sleeping and therefore he is invincible.
What is the nature of external reality that is, the world around us?
The world around us and the meaning of life consistently proves the law of gravity and logic. The world is seen differently by different people. The sincerely religious believe God created the world and is aware of the chaotic times and situations, which are inevitable as God, has a reason for everything that occurs in the world.
Matter of spirit either created the world or not.
The chaotic situations are part of reality as nothing is easy and we are rewarded when dealing appropriately with bad times and learning from this. Our reward is that we appreciate the peaceful times and not take them for granted.
What is a human being?
Self-awareness shows being of a human being. Human life is an episode between two human beings. Ethics appear with self-awareness as Ethics and free choices are related to human beings. Some may answer a complex machine but to be consistent with the believers of God being a superior being we would have to agree a "human" being is a creation of God. Human is not a machine in any way.
God does not create machines. Again being superior some might believe He creates only those who have feelings and emotions which can only exist in being human. This cannot be consistent for even those who are human, lack feelings and emotions.
What happens to a person at death?
After life, all people have of the dead is the "memory" left behind. An example of this is; composers produce stories so their lives will live on when they die or people will have this "memory". The book simplifies this answer with heaven or hell. Little is said of pure "disappearance". The answer to this is much more complex as there are beliefs that suggest our way of living or behavior while alive, will be the deciding factor of what will happen to a person at their time of death. The view of disappearance is for those who do not practice religion or the beliefs in God.
Our way of living is instrumental on judgement day. The judgement is given by when we do not live by his expectations. Do we go to hell or do we go to heaven and is there eternal life? This answer cannot be simply answered as no one who experienced death has returned to discuss the happenings following death.
Why is it possible to know anything at all?
Naturalists take the path that everyone has moral standards and awareness of moral standards. We create and eventually develop our own future. We have freedom of choice. What we do is what we are. We are caught up in the objective world. We are pressed to become what the world expects but the authentic person creates his or her own values. To be authentic we need to be true to our own instincts and beliefs.
Individuality is your choice. From this we derive ethics.
It is described as naturalism and rationally developed in a process of evolution. For those who believe that because we are made in the image of God automatically makes us knowing or with knowledge does not make sense. We are in control of gathering knowledge or rejecting the opportunity. "Knowing" also comes from experience. No one is born with knowing capabilities. They are developed with life and age.
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Philosophy of life, Philosophy of religion, Meaning of life, Metaphysics, Religion and science, Spirituality, Ethics, God, Conversations with God, Philosophy of Sren Kierkegaard
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