On Tue, 25 Nov 2003 17:05:50 GMT, Dio wrote:
>>Wolf Kirchmeir ...
>>You can prove anything if you choose your premises appropriately. The
>>difficult trick is to show that your premises are reasonable assumptions.
>>>1. Consciousness is produced by brain(CNS) and so on.
>>2. A deity MUST be conscious, aware of itself.
>>That are the premises.
>>Can you say why those premises are not good for you?
>Can you demonstrate that #1 and #2 are false?
If a conscious deity exists, then either its nature conforms to the laws of
physics or it doesn't.
If a conscious deity's nature conforms to the laws of physics, by your
premises it must have a brain; hence your premises cannot prove the
non-existence of such a deity.
If a conscious deity's nature does not conform to the laws of physics, it
doesn't need a brain to be conscious, since such a deity could have any
properties whatsoever. In this case, your premises are irrelevant, since they
refer only to entities that obey the laws of physics.
You lose the game.
Wolf Kirchmeir, Blind River ON Canada
"Nature does not deal in rewards or punishments, but only in consequences."