Quite a queer and interesting title. Yes, I know. But what is to follow will not depart from what has been said.
Let’s roll then.
Imagine space in your mind, it may have as many dimensions as you fancy. But this won’t matter the least. Let’s say we draw a line of whatever length in that space. What is interesting in mathematics is that the position of all the numbers on a line is set with respect to ‘0’. In other words we always mark the number ‘0’ as a central point on the line, on the either side of which positive and negative numbers are then written.
We set the “0” now and decide that we’ll be placing the remaining numbers (which of course run to infinity) at a gap of 1 cm from one another. Very well. To the right of 0, we place 1 at the chosen gap and then 2 in a similar manner after 1. Playing with integral values is very easy indeed, based on some assumptions.
As of now we have placed 0,1,2 on the number line at 1 cm from one another. The problem area lies within this 1 cm gap. Assume that we have some non terminating, non repeating/repeating decimal like 1.33333….or may be 1.427658…. Let’s choose 1.33333…for our convenience.
In our lives we have always been rounding off numbers for mathematical simplicity. If we choose 1.3 for 1.3333…, it is fairly easy to locate within the 1 cm gap between 1 and 2. We just need to divide the gap into 10 equal parts and BAM, we have 1.3!
Let’s make the problem harder. Let’s choose 1.33, something more precise. This time we need to do a hundred subdivisions of the 1 cm gap to have this value. Take 1.333, we need a thousand subdivisions, 1.3333, ten thousand subdivisions and the story can go on forever.
What is evident from this observation is that no matter how many subdivisions we make of that small gap, we will never be able to represent the number 1.3333… in its completeness. We can only obtain a level of precision that is equal to the number of subdivisions we can make (rather handle!) with our limited mental capacity.
But since these numbers do exist in nature, there has to be a method for their complete representation which is beyond human comprehension. In fact, leaving aside numbers, there are a number of other things too that exist but are beyond us. From this I arrived at a new definition for God:
A framework comprising of an infinite number of subdivisions of space-time within which anything within and beyond human comprehension can be represented in its entirety.
Such a God is akin to a graph paper wherein in different points have found a representation, with the difference that the points are not static but can move around, changing states from one equilibrium position to another. Thus is born a beautiful dynamic universe.
Since we are just a representation in the graphical framework, comprehending God is just impossible. This makes Him unfathomable and infinite, though definable in several forms as i just did. And I believe that i have surely ended up giving a good definition which truly depicts the way i like to perceive God. 🙂
Visualizations of God in a decimal number. Ah! Well queer and interesting, isn’t it? 😉