One of the first thoughts that usually comes to people’s mind when they hear the term “God”, is something biblical or theological. In society, people are often on one of two sides in belief, with one side being theist and religious, and the other side being atheist and non-religious. This paper takes an alternative stance; that theoretically there is a purely logical and almost mathematical concept behind what God’s plan would be for the human race, and for the greater good.
It is logical to think that God would likely do what maximizes everyone’s well-being, and what is the best possible and most rightful thing to do. Considering how analytical, mathematical, and factual the universe is that everyone observes, it would be logical that God is much similar in character and in thought process to those descriptions of the universe.
With that being said, a big question is how God would go about maximizing everyone’s well-being and creating the best possible plan. This paper states that God would likely stick to these three principles of logic as part of his or her plan:
- To form the largest quantity of life.
- To maximize the amount of utility the quantity of life experiences.
- To have the quantity of life experience the maximized amount of utility over the longest possible period of time, ideally for an infinite period of time.
In order for God to apply these three principles of logic within his or her plan, (especially within an infinite period of time), it would be logical that there would need to be a finite period of suffering and chaos in order to achieve an infinite period of maximum utility for the quantity of life that is formed.
This finite period of suffering would act as a temporary habitat for newly formed life, which would eventually die and respawn into some sort of afterlife (infinite period of happiness). The world that acts as a finite period of suffering with a lower amount of utility could logically help achieve God’s plan to have this ideal infinite period of happiness for the quantity of life by acting in the following ways:
- To act as a function that randomly spawns an input of a diverse set of life, which eventually outputs towards the infinitely long afterlife.
- To act as a place of hardship and suffering, which in turn causes cultures and individuality to form, which could make the infinitely long after-life more interesting.
- To act as a school that builds character and maturity amongst the quantity of life, in order to prepare for the infinitely long afterlife.
- To act as a place where the quantity of life experiences suffering and a low amount of utility relative to the infinitely long after-life, which subconsciously increases the amount of happiness experienced once the quantity of life reaches the infinity long afterlife.
To have a successful infinitely long afterlife for the quantity of life to experience the maximized amount of utility, there are likely many ways on how it would be different then the world with the finite period of suffering. One way is the senses may be enhanced in a way that brings my pleasure and utility. This can include seeing more vibrant colors, smells, moods, etc. Also, scarcity is likely no longer a problem, therefore each individual lifeform amongst the quantity of life has the ability to do just about anything to their freewill, to own as much land as they want, to not have to work and have everything done for them, etc. In terms of avoiding boredom and the law of diminishing marginal utility, it would be logical to have a set rate of memory loss in the long term, so that new memories and experiences can be formed and be enjoyed.
Though there is no empirical or scientific evidence for the existence of God, this paper has a solid logical explanation for what God’s plan could be, and why everyone may have this finite period of suffering on Earth. It is logical that God probably has a ‘Laissez-faire’ approach to the quantity of life on the finite period of suffering, because otherwise the finite period of suffering would lose its purpose. It can be logically concluded that God’s intentions are likely not just for self-benefit, but rather for the benefit of everyone’s utility, and for the greater good.