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How do you see this analogy ?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by chinu, Oct 27, 2021.

  1. chinu

    chinu Passenger

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    We people are like a Mario in the video game of this world :)

    Yes, the coins, the mushrooms, the track, the enemies, the stages one after the another etc. sounds mass (Matter) to that Mario, But, at the back its just a Software(Program) designed by a "Software-developer" (God) :)

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  2. mikkel_the_dane

    mikkel_the_dane Shadow Wolf's Aspie sibling

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    Or is it truly an illusion?!!
     
  3. chinu

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    Please elaborate your question. :)
     
  4. mikkel_the_dane

    mikkel_the_dane Shadow Wolf's Aspie sibling

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    Your post is a variation of the evil demon and all the other variants in philosophy.
     
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  5. chinu

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    :D


    how?
     
  6. mikkel_the_dane

    mikkel_the_dane Shadow Wolf's Aspie sibling

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    I am not going to go through all the variants. In short it end shere. Either the objective reality is epistemological fair at the basic level or it is not.
     
  7. chinu

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    Okay :)
     
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  8. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Where is the software maker from - India, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, China, US, Europe, Russia ..?
     
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  9. chinu

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    Interesting thing is:
    • The moment Mario is busy in playing -- he's the player. He's NOT the finder of the creator of game.
    • The moment Mario STOP playing, he himself finds him as the creator of this game :)
    Therefore:
    • Searching software maker in India, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, China, US etc. -- is playing the game more.
    • Sitting and meditating -- is trying STOP playing the game.
    Now, choice is yours -- my friend :)
     
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  10. A Vestigial Mote

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    Big difference being that we can literally witness and evidence the process of a video game being created, and can therefore understand that there was a creator, and that Mario is one resultant piece of this creation. Such cannot be claimed to have been witnessed or and no reliable evidence is forthcoming for the case of the reality we humans find ourselves within and the ultimate foundations of it.
     
  11. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    OK then, I will wear my Advaita cap. What world? What people? No game is being played. Where is anywhere? What you perceive is your illusion. Now what? ;)
     
  12. lewisnotmiller

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    Please pass this on to the 'perfect' Creator. He made a few mistakes...
    List of Super Mario World glitches - Super Mario Wiki, the Mario encyclopedia
     
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  13. chinu

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    Good start it is.
    But, its still your MIND creating illusion, in reality, you are still playing the same game :)
     
  14. chinu

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    Interesting thing is:
    • The moment Mario is busy in playing -- he's the player. He's NOT the finder of the creator of game.
    • The moment Mario STOP playing, he finds himself as the creator of this game :)
    Therefore, whatever the glitches are -- "He" just made them all for "His" own entertainment. What is the problem with you? why do you care all about ? :)
     
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    You raised an analogy suggesting the software designer was God.
    I'm suggesting in your analogy the software designer made some design mistakes.

    Seems pretty self explanatory, but in simple terms;
    You are suggesting anything of complexity needs a designer because software does. That's a stretch to put it mildly, but the whole teleological argument you are making here never acknowledges that every design we are aware of has design flaws.

    If you're pushing software as evidence that everything is designed, it seems far less of a stretch to push that very same software as evidence that all designers are limited, and all designs have flaws.

    That's all. I'd be happily surprised if you directly addressed my points though.
     
  16. chinu

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    I agree that software designer made design mistakes, in fact, he's making more new mistakes everyday. Its like -- software designer is trying improving the game, but fails improving, and rather end-up making more new mistakes. Its all "His" own entertainment going-on.

    Mistakes/flaws that unwillingly happens every time in the program gives "Him" the reason to -- stop-developing / stop playing.

    The moment Mario is busy in playing, or developing the software -- he's the player. He's NOT the creator of game. But, the moment Mario STOP playing, or developing the software -- he finds himself as the creator of this game and everything good. :)
     
  17. Conscious thoughts

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    Please pass the sauce.....
    Just a moment, just need to program the program for sauce.....
     
  18. Aupmanyav

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    It is your mind still playing the game. I have seen through the illusion.
     
  19. Valjean

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    The analogy isn't between Mario the individual and the program, it's between the image and the underlying code.
     
  20. TagliatelliMonster

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    It's a pointless analogy. I don't even see how it is analogous.
     
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