Is God real or imaginary?
If I imagine God with my eyes closed tight shut and I 'see' him in my 'mind's eye' is He then 'real' to me?
Can we say that the image that I have in my mind is real? Surely if we CAN say that then we can say, that for us who are imagining God right now, he is real.
But what if I'm just imagining imagining God? This is like the turtles that hold up the world now. "It's turtles all the way down!"
But religion is constantly asking us to imagine a Hell-hole of a World without God. Is the imaginary Hell-hole of a World then real?
Imagine a USA that is NOT a Christian Nation? Imagine a USA without morals and values?
But Christians would dismiss the notion of imagining the people sharing the world and imagining there's no Heaven out of hand.
"It's ridiculous to imagine all the people sharing the world because someone would cheat!"(They know for sure that THEY(or at least some of them) would!)
Imagine living a Christ-like life, giving away all your possessions, relying on the Godly nature of people to support you? Imagine that it IS easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to get into Heaven.
What's the point of being rich? What's the plan? Is the 'rich man' imagining that 'he' is going to debate God at Heaven's Gate and claim that he did'nt imagine himself as 'rich per se' or that he ought to be 'allowed in' because he DID imagine living a Christ-like life and it was a REAL mental image?
Stacy points out that I 'sound' like I'm stoned or something. That's fair enough.
But, I put it to you, that you HAVE to imagine ME imagining something, because there's just no way around that.
EEG's can tell us that the person being tested is imagining SOMETHING! But exactly what a person IS imagining can only be left to your imagination.