Beyond Beliefs

Beyond Causality

Beyond Consciousness

Beyond Histories

Beyond Individuality

Beyond Knowledge

Beyond Language

Beyond Memes




A person has a single life, by which I mean not that we live only once, true as that is, but that as human being - a mind in a brain in a body - leads a singular rather than a general existence. A God's-eye view is a general view - it can belong only to a being whose existence is without limit or locale. Since God's eye is everywhere, eternal, and all-seeing, it is undifferentiated. To the eye of God, there would not be alternative ways of seeing, but only seeing pure and absolute and permanent. A human being does not have a God's-eye view. A human being always has only a single view, which is always local. This is so unacceptable as to have been sufficient reason for the invention of God.

Mark Turner The Literary Mind - The origins of thought and language (Oxford UP 1996).