God's Riddle


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Written by Muhammad Natsir Tahar 

Sometimes we ask why this world must exist? What if there isn't any? Why were we sent to earth and live solitary alone in this super galactic expanse. Ocassionally it is good to be alone here on a planet this small, so that a million or a billion, or a trillion riddles in this universe don't hit our heads all at once.

By living on earth, we have reason to answer only a few riddles, we live under illusions, optical biases, delusions, mirages and belief systems on a small scale. It's really small. Sometimes we just miss the riddle. We live in this tiny and enigmatic world just like that robotically and repetitively.

To borrow the term existential neurosis: unhappiness caused by a bunch of questions about meaning. Maybe some of us choose to maintain our happiness by not answering those questions, which is even sadder not even knowing if they exist, or shouldn't exist.

What if this world didn't exist? If we just gather here and there, within the limits of the same stupidity. All around us are riddles, we are embraced by riddles.

God is not a mere dogma, but also an enigma. God came as a riddle. Then we feel we have answered God's riddle correctly, to get rid of anyone who can't answer the riddle.

It is a puzzle why God came as a riddle. We don't even have the option to choose in which area of ​​the riddle and from the womb of the riddle we are supposed to exactly be able to answer God's riddle.

We don't even answer the riddle, we just copy the answer key to the standard riddle that has been copied since time immemorial. Then forget that we are only copyists not contemplatives. But we actually feel as winners of the truth.

The interaction between us is about the agreement of a few solved puzzles. The answer to a riddle is a riddle, because for example there is no evidence that the colors we see will be exactly the same as those that other people see. It's just a deal about green, blue or orange.

According to Sigmund Freud, even if all the parts of a problem seem to fit together like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, one must remember that the possibility does not have to be the truth and the truth is not always possible.

Science and technology have come as tools for answering riddles in this universe. At least we realize that we are not alone in this bundle of cosmos, we are just the most remote outliers for just one of the billions of galaxies.

What if this world didn't exist? Because the condition for saying that the world does exist is our awareness, which is kept in a fragile shell. 

At some point, our consciousness could be erased, edited, copied, even moved. We dance on the fragile floor of consciousness. When our consciousness is erased, it no longer matters whether the world exists or not.

Some people hold a piece of a puzzle, and then say that he has grasped the world with all the puzzles in it answered or not. Some people do not hold any puzzle pieces, and assume that all the puzzles have been answered or will soon be answered. Then live life in terrible empty rituals.

Suppose we were born to be tested and will be judged in God's court someday? What are we tested for, what if we are not tested: we are not born. Does God have to exist so that we can be tested, do we have to exist so that God can test?

What is the test for? Does God need a toy, and ignoring that by His divine nature makes Him certain to know the end result.

God is very enigmatic, and we lie cold in ignorance, then seek warmth in the blanket of faith. We escape from the pursuit of meaning by using reverse logic: the more we ask the more stupid we are.

Why do we have to pass linear time from one point to another? Why do the hands of the clock tick and move in the same direction. Why is the world not presented simultaneously, and ended simultaneously.

If one day Marilyn Monroe comes back to life through engineering technology, and we are unable to distinguish it from the Marilyn of the past, we have actually lost some of the functions of the past.

When somehow, the whole past is presented in front of us today. Suddenly Socrates invites you to debate and traps you in various Socratic questions, for example.

About the future, if the time machine too far-fetched. We will be able to enter the virtual booth to present the future in the right way. Part of the future will lose its function. 

This is to confirm that what we perceive optically illusions, that is the world we think exists. Sometimes we ask why this world must exist? What if there are none?. ~