THE EMERGENCE OF GOD

Everything we know of is a network of components, which in turn is a network of components, built up by things in constant motion, creating an abundance of infinite complexities. Particles merging with particles to create atoms, atoms to create molecules, molecules to create cells, and cells to create organs and organs which in turn makes up all of the living. Communities within communities, in constant expansion towards bigger communities. This is such a central pattern on how life unfolds, but it is through consciousness that it truly expands beyond into what we today call metaphysics or inter-subjective constructs. When people get together around an idea which they all submit to, the collective consciousness of those people creates an emergence of something bigger than the sum of those people. It is that point of focus, the midst of all the minds aligned, through which  God emerges.

Religion is simply the social practice of managing communities, of gathering around a common cause, an idea, where the notion of the stranger disappears. I believe this process to be, just as everything else, a physical spectacle. We become wired to each-other, where something neurological takes place, which allows ourselves to extend beyond our own minds. Our minds become inter-connected, the metaphysical architecture of the idea in question becomes our reality, and thus an organism has been created and the pattern of life continues. Religion is everything; Christianity, Islam, nations, capitalism, communism, feminism, human rights, laws, and so forth. You can label it however you like, they all consist of the same components, and they all affect our ways of thinking and behaving, and thus it changes our neurological patterns.

But the idea of God does not exist itself, only through the networks from which it emerges from. And what’s left is the network, the community of people, and it is really all that matters in life. One may say that they are an atheist,  Christian, Muslim, there is really no difference. But now in our modern ages, the old religions are not relevant any longer. Each idea is a reflection of the time and period it was created and serves a certain purpose. No God can stay relevant forever because that would be to simply deny time itself. It is time for atheism to evolve to something much greater.

Too many people are alienated today, floating around in an endless space of endless darkness. The question of the meaning of life and the purpose of life is draining this century’s ambition to expand beyond themselves. But what people forget is that the biggest God ever to exist emerged a couple of decades ago. It has now grown to an almost infinite size and we use it every day for various reasons. The Internet is the biggest network of every network out there. We have such a vast set of tools to engage with one another, to create communities, around ideas which there is an infinite spectrum of. If your searching for certain types of people, because you simply cannot find them around your geographical setting, they are out there. You can create things you never imagined through the internet, your life can become endlessly thrilling if you put your mind to it. The internet is everything, and it will only continue to grow. It is a powerful tool for those who are willing to learn how to truly utilize it, and what it can accomplish if great people come together is far beyond what they ever could achieve by themselves. And not only this, it has, as we have heard so many times before, an infinite archive of information, knowledge, and wisdom. There really isn’t anything more convenient in the age of information.

So…

APPLY YOURSELF!

A CRISIS OF FAITH

A crisis of faith is hovering over the world at this moment. The atheist movement is growing stronger and the sense of purpose & meaning in this world is decreasing. We are now considered the enlightened ones, free from the delusion of God, empowered by the scientific surge of revelation. But from what I have come to realize, there is a big mistake being done here, and we are already seeing the results today.

A big part of my teenage years was spent in demystifying the world around me. I could not simply process and accept the amount of bullshit, the amount of fiction governing our world. And I could also not see the end of destroying my reality and the psychological horrors that came with it. If there is something that I have learned, it is that the metaphysical forces that advance our species are so important for us as part of being human, and as part in being connected to global networks in the information age.

The old religions are paradoxically not dying as many atheists and scientists have predicted, but their value and what they produce is increasingly declining for each year that passes. We need religion more than ever, we need God. But in this pursuit, we need to reinvent religion, so that it fits the nature of reality, the nature of physics. We need to redefine the word of God as something that we collectively create, not something eternal that created us.

Now to be clear, I myself am a hyperrealist, and I have many times found myself viewing the world as a nihilist. But I intend to change this because it is profoundly necessary to do so. I have learned much from deconstructing the world around me, but it can only bring me to a certain point of progress.

There are already movements today trying to answer the question of what the God of our times and future should be and I intend to investigate this further. We should not forget that atheism itself is in many ways religion, as you could call it the devotion to the objective and the revelations of science. But I have increasingly found this perspective and way of living only to be paralyzing, and it has increasingly made me jealous of the fruits that the delusional followers of ancient inter-subjective creations reap in terms of meaning, purpose, and willpower.

Religion is too important to leave in the hands of today’s structure of power, it is too stained by past belief systems that do not reflect our time and our needs. We need to bring purpose back to our worlds, not by mysticism and ancient scrolls of pure nonsense but by design that brings us together and empowers ourselves collectively. I do not have the answer today, as my search truly just has begun. But once I collect something substantial enough, something that I can truly accept, and could possibly benefit others in the same pursuit, I will engage.

IN SEARCH FOR UTOPIA

Throughout history, mankind has been searching for an utopian society. The visions were we create a society which possesses highly desirable or perfect qualities for its citizens. This has been the driving agenda for most of our religions and ideologies, and often the sole basis for their existence in the attempt to persuade and amass followers. Now, ideologies with a humanistic approach are dominating the western civilisation.  This humanistic approach has unfortunately derailed along its way, and we are in the fore front of trying to exterminate pain in any way possible. Our current generation has unfortunately not been taught how to deal with struggle and hardship, were we don’t help each other to help ourselves, and were we cannot entertain ourselves in fruitful disagreement since any opposition to the libertarian or socialistic approach toward life ends in one being dehumanized by the collective mind. Undirected development of irrational schools of thought are flourishing in abundance across nations, the result, stagnation in times of great change.

The purpose of this article is to illuminate that by constructing the image of a perfect society, or striving for utopia, we are in fact creating a dystopia.

I assume that the introduction to this article might have created conflicting thoughts in some of you, are we not increasing happiness and meaning through the means of removing suffering from this world? That is the thought process of someone who does not know much about how life works and how means of purpose arise through the process of dealing with intimidating challenges, solving ones problems, and the satisfaction of developing useful skills and expertise.

The child that never experiences the responsibilities of being an adult during their upbringing is a child that  becomes dependant on others, to do things for them. The child who does not learn to think independently, is a child which has no thoughts of his own. The child that does not learn the workings of reality, and sometimes its horrible nature, is a child that does not develop the means to navigate this world. Some might say that this is sufficiently self-explanatory and obvious, yet it is the outcome of the generation which will take over the responsibilities of  tomorrows society.

We have all heard the saying, that hard times creates strong men, and strong men creates weak ones. 

This is where the prevalence of the undirected irrational schools of thought becomes such an important matter at hand, we have to destroy the collective mind. Because it does not account for past, present and future in the means of doing and thinking, it acts unconsciously and autonomously through tribal mentality.  The knowledge or wisdom is passed through the elderly all the way down to the unexperienced and youthful. Knowledge which was relevant during their time on earth. This way of teaching the generations to come was crucial in times where information was inaccessible and difficult to store, and in times where the natural order of reality was pretty much the same throughout history. Tell me something more primitive and ineffective in times where one day is different from the other, where we have landed on the moon, created the tools to eradicate our existence in no time, and in times of rapid scientific and technological advancement.

I do not think I need to emphasise the importance of independent thought, to form your own ideas and opinions of the world with out the influence of the drooling collective mind.

I don’t mean to be condescending in any way, and I am fairly certain that most of us agree on this, I just feel that it is time we stress this matter to the out most importance. Where on is free to speak their mind, we need to understand the importance of evolutionary thought processes, the diversity of thoughts and opinions, and abolish our way of dehumanizing people for being too unconventional or “offensive”. It is the unconventional one that ultimately evolves our way of thinking, that disrupts the plain field of political discussion. Not the one that feeds their own biased thinking by confirmative action. We need to set the agenda of political discussion to the one of discovering the truth, not to keep our fixed realities intact. We need to be in doubt, or else,  there is no adaptation in ones thoughts of the world, that consequently decides the course of action.

I see this in disagreements between us every day, from political debates to ordinary discussions. Were we are so afraid of the pain of being wrong, of having to reconsider what we were taught as people, how the world works and how to navigate it. Isn’t this the sole purpose of having discussions, of achieving mutual growth?

The dream of an utopian society, is it something to that we want to achieve, or should it remain just that, a dream? The reality of creating a utopian society, free from suffering, requires some fundamental changes to the laws that governs this universe, the fact that it is not static and the fact that it is ever-changing. The natural order of reality is disorder, everything decays without our effort, and a life free from struggle is a declining one. Pain feeds adaptation, suffering breeds strength and opposing thoughts and meaningful dialogues in the search of truth is the motor to all human advancements.

 

“There is no coming to consciousness without pain” – Carl Jung

 

 

THE NARRATOR OF YOUR LIFE

I quite early stumbled upon the question of free will and whether I was an agent with the ability to decide the course of my own life. Initially, and instinctively, I felt that there was some truth to the idea that I am actually not in control, that there is something else that governs. But also, this idea was somewhat painful to consider and evaluate, the fact that I do not even control the outcome of my own life, and the implications it brought to surface considering moral aspects and the meaning of life. If I am not the narrator of my life, then what is?

I went on as nothing had changed, but as time went by, the question started to drill slowly into the depths of my brain. I could not escape the logic, from seeing patterns suddenly unfold from my every day life, patterns that indicated that there was evident correlations between this question and life itself. There was no turning back from this and now I had to redefine how I perceived reality, as I had done many times before from not being able to escape questions like this one.

Since the brain is divided into conscious parts and unconscious parts, it is what allows the logical fallacy of free will to occur from the very beginning. When sudden danger appears, we act immediately with either a flight or fight response with the output of instructions from the unconscious and more primitive parts of our brain. We rarely have any control over these actions and we might feel that something takes over our body in order to handle the situation at hand.

No free will what so ever

But when we take very day decisions,  like choosing where to go for a vacation, we can all sit nice and quietly, contemplating over what would be most fun or most giving. We are then engaging the conscious parts of our brain, being able to look at several alternatives simultaneously, accounting from past experience and the information we have at our disposal, and most of all, being consciously aware during the process.

Same here, your only being aware of what you end up choosing which is pre-determined or at least random from the beginning

Let’s say you chose to go to Rome? Now explain to me how that decision was made. From the very thought process down to the chain of command, the sequence of links, the bio-chemical algorithms, the very network of cells that made this entire process possible from the very beginning. You simply cannot, but you might refute with, well I have been there before so I know that it’s a nice choice, or you’ve had friends telling you of what a nice place Italy is, or even that out of the alternatives you where considering from, Rome “felt” as the best one. I think you can see that your choice was already made, based on many factors, such as past life experience, your current mood, marketing strategies from travelling agents in TV or newspapers, your personality, your genes, the state of Italy. Did you decide the outcome of all these factors as well, just as your alternative?

We are all just as autonomous as the very cells that makes us up, nothing in-between gives us the ability of free will, and why it actually is not such a bad thing

It took sometime for me to accept and truly process this, but in the end, it has only made my life richer. If I cannot determine the outcome of my life, why should I be worried? If my brain just takes decisions at random or in a deterministic nature, won’t data, information, knowledge and wisdom better them? And will not false realities, or the fact that I might be delusional in some sense, not be worth to figure out? To be open-minded of what I don’t know, to minimize the risk of taking inaccurate decisions that might decrease the quality of my life?

And since where are all rational agents of various levels, and that life in some sense is just a happening, deterministic/random or both, that life is just a question of probability/improbability, an ever flowing river of events, won’t acceptance, thankfulness, and an ever-embracing mind be something that could be of use to foster?

By reflecting deeply about life, by going to the bottom of these question, no matter the pain, we can make our life’s richer, rather than fleeing from them and live with false pretences. Because if you haven’t even processed the idea on how decisions and behaviour arise, especially your own, how conscious are you really?

 

 

 

MISMATCHED REALITIES

It is argued that somewhere around 70,000 years ago, our species gradually emerged as the dominant rulers of this world. While there are many views on why this occurred, there is sufficient evidence that it was because of our ability to cooperate in larger scales. The reason for this was because of our capacity to not just construct realities, but inter-connect them between individuals, making up the collective. Realities that either had connections to the objective, or simply made up by the imaginative. Today, just like yesterday, we are slaves to these inter-subjective constructs and they determine the course of pretty much all that is known.

If you study history, you can tell that these constructs reflect the nature of the time and period quite accurately. Religion, movements, ideas, nations, justice, human rights, feminism, equality, freedom, these are all constructs that have either contributed to mankind as a whole, or caused terrible suffering. These too, just as all species on earth, undergo the process of natural selection, they come and they go. But one thing that has remained constant through history, is that all these constructs have made us more and more efficient in a cooperative spirit, directing us towards unity. As there was once tribes consisting of hunters and gatherers, there are now global networks on a mass scale, roughly dictating the terms & conditions of  7,6 billion people.

Now it is in our best interest, to create ones that are more suited to our current reality, ones that better adapt and reflects the ever-changing environment, the exponential growth in technology and the inbound threats to our existence this century.

“in order to change an existing imagined order, we must first believe in an alternative imagined order.” ― Yuval Noah Harari

To create, we first have to destroy.

But how can one know what is best for all of us? Who’s right and who’s wrong? To make things clear, I do not believe there is a definite answer, and there never will be. Perfection is what causes us to eventually stagnate, reality has no rewards for that which is complete but only for a short time. Imperfection and swift movements accordingly are what will be the way of the future.

Religion was once great for agricultural means and offered a map on how to live when much was unexplored and unanswered. Capitalism was great during the scientific revolution and during imperialism with a constructed transferable currency. Democracy was great in ending ruthless and evil rulership in times of injustice with the invention of equal votes. But how can one today teach the word of god without making a child blatantly delusional? How can one teach capitalism without giving people the means of being happy? And how can one have democracy without teaching people how to reason? The better it has reflected the current times the better it has benefited us as a whole, but as times change, so does their effectiveness in relation to human advancement. I’m not arguing for removal, but for the adaptation of systems.

So how do we go about this?

It is without a doubt the one of the hardest and most complex questions known today.  But it is the question of the 21st century, and one we all need to address, because it will determine our success. When are sufficiently pressured to adapt to our circumstances, we will, and the result will be undirected and possibly gruesome. Today we can already witness the environmental changes, the rising sea levels in tandem with melting polar ices, species incessantly dying out, extreme drought and so forth. We have heard the advancements of artificial intelligence and the threats of extinction that it may pose to us. And I think most of us feel the fear of being out of a job through automation, the fear of being useless and unwanted, or at least fear this for the generations to come. Time is of the essence, and preparation the key.

We need to stop with the myths, the ancient stories, and create foundations deep-seated in reality on which we can operate upon. We need something highly adaptable, highly reflective of our time, and something which takes lots of information effectively into account with every decision made. We cannot have rulership were the clueless masses without reasonable means to think and reflect, to govern and determine how we go about the present and future. We need to merge with machine and remove fraudulence, deceit, corruption, and greed within our governments. Politicians and policy makers who play theater and acts as puppet masters is a thing of the past. Incorruptible decision-making-systems adapting to rapid change is the way forward.

“Evolution has made Homo sapiens, like other social mammals, a xenophobic creature. Sapiens instinctively divide humanity into two parts, ‘we’ and ‘they’.” ― Yuval Noah Harari

While the diversity of realities today are beautiful, and should be allowed to co-exist, we cannot have them dictating the terms & conditions on how we evolve as species any more. We need to start looking for things that better unites us instead of what differentiates us. Constructs that can stand against the tests which the natural order of reality may put us through, ones that are not absolute and final in the way they tend to be today.

We need to accept that the collective mind seldom knows what is best and that its capacity for rational thought and behavior is limited. It has been shown throughout history, that all too many people living in times of great change, fail to develop the new viewpoints and mindsets required by the times and it ends with them sleeping through revolutions. We are now facing the biggest and probably the last revolution, that is why we need to unite with aligned wills and ambitions, for the betterment of the whole. That means breaking free from history, whatever the pain in doing so may cause you, and transcend together with the shared love for humanity.

 

“The machine age is calling for action, the train will include those who will put the effort of change needed and leave those tied to the chains of evolutionary mismatched realities behind.”

 

 

THE BEAUTY OF EVOLUTION

The gradual decline of matter into disorder, so-called entropy, which seems to be the force that governs all things. It sort of has to be, as the rationale is flawless, yet theoretical. From the very big bang to the ever-expanding universe. Stars are formed, and stars are disintegrated. Matter, in any form, which organizes itself for the purpose of disorganizing its environment, to increase the energy radiated from the beginning of the entirety of everything. We all originate from this force, since energy never ceases to exist, but is ever transitioning into different forms.

This infinitely vast darkness, life on earth, the perfect conditions, you sitting here, it is all so strangely spectacular. Life pouring through this river of digital information, DNA, only a fraction successfully replicated, in ever-evolving forms.

“Everything either declines by not being able to comply correctly, or it flourishes, by adapting accordingly, and thus, optimizes for the whole.”

But this force does not only work on an extravagant scale, it plays out in your everyday life, through every decision or moves you make, your thoughts, what you feel and ultimately everything about you to the very cells and atoms. You see this every day, but I do not think we reflect on it in a proper manner. We only view evolution as something that plays out from a historical perspective in other species through time. We too are a subject to this force, and by understanding this and acknowledging its implications, we can make our world better, and our future brilliant.

This blog is also a subject of evolution, and if I keep at it consistently, it will get better and I do not even have to think about it. Ideas will pop up, my brain will learn what works and what does not. Since English is my second language, it will also evolve to the most advanced forms. One day my articles, the very sentences and words themselves, printed in this digital space, will flow in an eloquent and accurate manner. Since the purpose of this blog is to spread knowledge, perspectives, practicality and so forth, my brain will understand the importance in studying conscientiously, searching for the very essence of everything, the unquestionable truth if there is one. It will learn that to effectively do this, it has to decipher itself, how it works and how it operates, but not just that, how it came about from the very beginning so that the objective truth does not get stained from its machinery.

 

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF YOUR LIFE?

A question that we rarely ask each other and one which there is not really an answer to, but what one creates for himself. When many of us reflect on the existence of ourselves, we often rip up this gaping void, this vast unexplored area residing deep within ourselves.

Why do many of us avert to what’s inside of us and why do we fear diving into the depths of our unknown?

This defensive stance towards exploring our selves comes from the very fear of tearing our current reality apart because then we have to patch it up quickly so that we do not have to continue down the rail of uncharted territory any further. We then repeat this, so that we all can keep the days going, with ourselves breathing just above the surface. It is true that the simplicity and the width of this question is in and out of itself very demanding to answer because it requires you to know the depths of you, and what the nature of you is. And then there are some who says: “Who needs purpose? Why don’t we all just enjoy the fruits of this earth and all that man has achieved this far?” Tell me someone who enjoys doing nothing but indulging, because that to me is more terrifying than anything that I know of. To simply waste the opportunity of life’s greatest fulfilment’s, and then lay there on the deathbed, as miserable as one can be, wishing it all could be undone. Wishing, that someone could give you just one more chance to do the things you did not dare to do.

We have all heard this story a thousand times, doing something about it might not be such a bad idea.

So maybe it is worth a try, to throw yourself head out into the darkness, to see what is on the other side of this terrifying question? You might just find something, something that could be the very driving force, the motor, to power all of your ambitions through the roof. I am quite sure many of you know someone who has suffered great loss, perchance someone like yourself.  Or just maybe someone who does nothing, and then drowns in their own shame and pity for being completely futile. All events, leading to oneself crashing down into the abyss. But, as you have probably noticed, many of these people eventually come back, and some of them stronger than ever, almost unrecognisable. All the sudden, they feel the power of change and they can easily answer any question thrown at them about the very depths of themselves. From barely making it down at the bottom, they rise, like a force penetrating through everything in their path. They now feel alive for the first time, and that gaping void of theirs, is not so gaping anymore, but now a room to be filled with anything they wish.

The circumstances and the chain of events that followed, ripped their entire reality apart, and with that, something real was born, something more suitable to their current way of life.

When everything we hold dear is taken way from us, internally or externally, we stand head to head with our own adaptive ability. The outcome is that your brain gets so pressured to accept and accustom to the reality that you’re in, that it builds yourself up more or less from scratch to something that better fits the contemporary environment. Primarily this leads to one in need of less, making the very reality of achieving a state of happiness possible. Furthermore, they stop searching for acknowledgement, with the realisation that living under the expectations of others is pathetic, and indirectly they disarm what was once an important mechanism for survival, to always stay within the group. Now, ultimately feeling in charge of their life, purpose and meaning will flourish, and a new taste for life has been conceived.

A new foundation for seeking out the unknown, to embrace reality in its most transparent state, and to conquer oneself to the very end.

So what is to conclude from these series of thought? Are you to set yourself to the course of breaking yourself down to nothing by conscious effort? Most certainly not. It is only about the mere recognition that by the act of avoiding pain, uncharted territory, the fear of being criticised or left out and so on, you are indirectly making yourself weak and vulnerable, as well as lowering the quality of your life long-term. There is a reason you are here today, that you are the sole barrier of your DNA. That is because we as humans are the single greatest adapters on this earth. Do not ever distrust your own ability to adapt, there is no point to it. When we are faced with harsh realities or dire situations, we will either adapt or fail to adapt to the circumstances. Change is a sign of life, and by denying change and situations that call for action to transform ourselves, we ultimately create this barrier, hindering ourselves to grow. It is like we chain ourselves to a rock and then proceed with our constructed realities based on how we wish things to unfold. We then protect that reality and lash out at anyone and anything which threatens to tear it apart, and the more we protect it, the chain tied to our foot gets hardened.

This is not a life worth living in my opinion, when life itself can be breathtakingly thrilling.

Be the creator of your own mind, and as a result your life. Stop being so dependant on the external world around you, working its way in your favour. Stop reacting to change when nothing in life is static, it is ever-changing and ever flowing. Learn to flow with this river of events,  to become one with this constant noise around us, to become one with the ever driving force of evolution. Because it does not care if you whine about life being unfair, or in the “favour of others”. It will only reward you if you adapt to the circumstances that you’re currently in. Learn that your brain is prone to create illusions for you to feel better about your life, and instead of this vulnerable and dependent state, learn to take life for what it is. To be able to live with less, or even nothing, so that you in turn, can fill it with something real, something that stems from the very nature of you, and no one else.

 

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche