Human Construct


The Human Construct

I have been told many times by atheists that “God is a human construct”.  Most recently, here:

GOD is just a myth, like every OTHER construct of man.

Well, not all “constructs of man” are myths.  Men (and women, to be politically correct) come up with many ideas, not just myths.  And I readily agree that God is one of such ideas.

People do not believe in things.  People believe in ideas.  And yes, ideas are immaterial, cannot be touched, seen, smelled, felt in any way.  Well, people can read an idea, but what they see are signs or images.  When people say they heard an idea, they actually heard sounds.  They could be words, music, or white noise.

So, it does not bother me at all that “God is a human construct”.  So is everything else for which we can find a word.

 

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4 thoughts on “Human Construct

  1. “So, it does not bother me at all that “God is a human construct”. So is everything else for which we can find a word.”

    True, but some of these constructs have referents whose existence can be tested or accurately inferred, and others cannot.

    • And that does not bother me either. Whether an idea is present in something is somewhat subjective. E.g., a book may not look like a tree at all, but the idea of a tree can be found, say, in the table of contents. Humans decide on connections between real things and ideas.

      • “Whether an idea is present in something is somewhat subjective” – yes, but what is not subjective is whether there actually is a ‘something’ as a referent to the idea.

        • Yes, there are abstract ideas. Infinity, for example. God is another one. “Justice” and “equality” also seem to be abstract. Abstract ideas can still be useful even if there is nothing in reality that corresponds to them.

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