Atheists often make a god of humanistic ideals, and in their zeal perpetuate the same crimes they attribute to faith.
There is a movie called, “Knowing“. In it, Nicolas Cage finds a sheet of paper with seemingly meaningless numbers. It was in a time capsule buried 50 years ago. He discovers that these numbers are in a pattern and it’s a pattern of dates, all of them world disasters. It isn’t far fetched as everything is cause and effect. With a belief in randomness, you wind up doing what they define as the essence of insanity, the same thing repeatedly expecting different results. Why not if things really are coincidental and random?
“God does not play dice with the universe”? Yes, so though divination is complex, it is what you think it is.
So therefore boils down to an act of will? Everything does. Including rolling the dice? Yes, divination by dice is possible. It is a very old form of divination. And so is acceptance? Potentially, and an opening of your mind.
Then rolling the dice with a plan, a forethought, as in ‘act of will’ is in fact divination? Yes, but do you know your will? Very many don’t.
I’m just contemplating my enormous power if I let myself.
It won’t be going to my mother in law, let’s put it that way. But you may have conditions under which you would choose that, and divination can reveal those. A simple divination would be a coin flip. People do it all the time, and they often know what result they want before the coin falls.
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe? The traditional divinatory rhymes are a combination of that and environment reading. The crow oracle, say, or even the flower oracle. If you are moved to do “He/she loves me, He/she loves me not”, then even without thinking your flower choice will favour one response.
And the immutable laws of chaos? They see whatever strange attractor as shaped by will if it is a strong enough one? Chaos didn’t go away, nor did the intelligences inhabiting it. The chaos is only chaos because it’s potential, and things stir potential all the time.
This reminds me of Two-Face from the Batman series. He never made a move with out flipping his coin, but the coin was rigged to always flip to one side, wasn’t it? From the understanding that the universe isn’t fair, but in fact the universe is very fair. Humanity isn’t. Humanity is the emperor pushing the sea. They believe that their reality is the truth, and they are supposedly so in touch with reality that there can’t possibly be any way but science or social tradition.
I put a quote on my wall, “The truth does not go away just because it’s ignored.” A lot of people skirt around the truth, because sometimes the truth hurts? No, the skirting hurts. The denial hurts. We are busy saying the devil made me do it. Truth doesn’t hurt, resistance does. Truth is freeing.
“The Fires of Truth removes all obscuration.” I like fire. I don’t like senseless destruction.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.