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1a. Looked at scientifically, belief (in anything) is a hypothesis.
(God is a theory.)
1b. But belief (in anything) never exists in a vacuum. Belief is always socially organized.
(Even within an individual. Belief has to come from somewhere. Family, friends, community, nation. Books. Or from some subcultural group.)
1c. Organized religion - and the key idea underlying its belief-system (Divinity) - is based upon a social contract.
(Belief is concretely shared.)
1d. Belief, by definition, cannot be based upon metaphor.
(It must be concrete, definitive. It cannot be characterized by symbolic association.)
Belief, within our modern world, is (by definition):
1e. A reactive (negative) or a proactive (positive) fantasy.
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2a. If God is something you can pay attention to, then God is definable. And God (scientifically) can be said to exist.
2b. If God is indefinable, then God (by definition) is NOT something that can be paid attention to - by a human being. God (by definition) has no existence.
2c. If God interacts with a human being in some way, God can be defined (by/within that human being) in terms of the character of that interaction. And it is that very definitiveness which gives God existence (to that human person).
2d. It is thru definitiveness, not metaphor (not associativeness), that God can be said to be real.
2e. It is its definitiveness which makes something (anything: a belief; a hypothesis; yes, even God) real.
(Which allots to this 'something' its potential truth-value.)
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