I said something along the lines of," just because you don’t know a person doesnt mean they don’t exist, and likewise just because you can no longer see a baseball doesn’t mean it ceased to exist…"
And a person responded with:
"The baseball is can be quantitatively proven, you’re not presupposing the existence of something in said environment due to some personal experience, belief, or anything else except for the fact that the baseball is of a known quantity. That being said, philosophically speaking, the baseball as we know it, doesn’t exist anywhere except for in our minds via our means of communication.
Applied to the field of religion, it’s trivial to assert the existence of God for such and such reasons and this or that event, simply for the same reason we can’t assert that the baseball as we know it exists–Communication itself is an illusion that filters our experiences through the scope of human consciousness."
What in the world… As a side note in the previous comment he said the universe always “just was” and our limited human minds just can’t fathom something existing without a maker - and there are other dimensions etc.
Please help me understand his point, because my thoughts are…
Have other dimensions been proven to exist? Or isn’t that also just a ‘belief’? Can they be ‘quantified’, and meet all these other standards you say God can’t meet?
If a baseball doesn’t really exist except for means of communication (whatever in the wold that means) is the same true for a tree? Or you and I? If nothing is real than isn’t everything permissible??