Rules, Intelligence, and Chaos

“A man lights a fire knowing it will cook his food; it is not sometimes hot and at other times cold. He knows that day will follow night and that the hours of darkness are not one day long and the next day short. … Man looks about him and sees order not confusion, and he knows that where there is organization there must be an organizer.
“The ordinances of God are established for the benefit of man; were they not set in stability, man would be nothing but the plaything of chance and the victim of chaos. … The decrees of God are fulfilled at the appointed times, and the days of labor pass one into the other.” ~The Kolbrin Bible SCL:18:5-8

Can you imagine the chaos the world would be like to live in if fire sometimes heated, and sometimes froze? If cows sometimes gave milk and other times gave rum? If chickens occasionally laid turnips instead of eggs? You can laugh and say such things are impossible, but why are they impossible? They are impossible because the world is not random, it has rules, it has controls. Granted, such rules and controls are not perfect and there are occasional glitches, but we can safely rely on fire to produce heat as it does 99.99999% of the time. That makes it reasonable reliable. But if the world were random, as some continue to claim, fire would not produce heat 99.99999% of the time, or even 95% of the time. If the world were truly and completely random, it would produce heat no more than 1% of the time when you consider all the other possibilities. And in the rare case where something unexpected does happen, it can almost always be traced to an unexpected factor, like a fire turning cold due to a chemical added to it.

The material world is not a perfect world, so there are glitches, and there are some lays that are not good ones, such as we must kill and eat other beings to survive, but it does have rules and rules imply order, order implies intelligence, and intelligence implies an overseer of that intelligence which most people call God. In Cosolargy, as with the old Gnostic groups, we believe that the worlds of matter were not created by the true God, but by a lesser, yet still extremely powerful being called the Demiurge, who sets the rules for this level of existence. Only the spiritual worlds are the direct creation of God and so they are perfect, they do not glitch, they do not mutate. Continue reading “Rules, Intelligence, and Chaos”

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Law: Man’s, Nature’s and God’s

“Whoever has participated in divine knowledge and tasted the sweetness of God should not defend himself in law, and still less prosecute, even though someone should go so far as to strip him of his clothes. The justice of the rulers of this world is in every way inferior to that of God or, rather, it is as nothing compared with it. For what is the difference between the children of God and those of this world, if it is not that the justice of the latter appears imperfect when compared with that of the former, so that we call the one human and the other divine? Thus it was that our Lord Jesus, ‘when he was reviled, did not revile in return; when he suffered, He did not threaten.’ He even kept silent when stripped of His clothes and, what is more, prayed to His Father for the salvation of those who were maltreating Him.” ~The Philokalia

While in general I agree with this, there are times when a spiritual organization or individual may have to fight for his spiritual rights in a court of law given how materialistic our world has become.

LawCourtWhen we think of law, we can think of it as having three levels. The lowest of these levels is man’s law. These are the laws made by man to govern man. Sometimes the lawmakers are inspired by or guided by highly developed spiritual individuals and therefore make laws that are reasonable and just, but in most cases they are not so guided and these laws are therefore not the best solution to the problems of the society. On the other hand, with the very materialistic people of today, these man-made laws are necessary to prevent a descent into complete anarchy and chaos. In short, they are better than no law at all, though we may have too many of these laws which makes it nearly impossible for people to obey all of them. Continue reading “Law: Man’s, Nature’s and God’s”

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