Response to the Faith and Science Series

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P. Asked 4 years ago

Shalom Harav in the context of a series on science and faith that the rabbi wrote inFacebook The rabbi used In the physico-theological view
I asked her: To the best of my knowledge, there is doubt in this proof, because the talk about a first cause is a talk about a situation that is before reality and this situation is not committed to the legality of our reality .. so I understand that it is not proof
I would love an answer thanks.

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Michi Staff Answered 4 years ago

If I understood your question correctly, you are actually asking what is the basis for assuming that the principle of causality that is true of our reality was true even before the world was created (for by its power we have proved that it was created by some cause). My answer is that the principle of causality should not be a domain of time, but perhaps of types of objects. The objects that are known to us from the world are not the cause themselves but were created by something / someone, hence the principle of causality about them. Other objects may not need a reason. The objects in our world were created in creation, and to them the principle of causality applies regardless of time. Beyond that, even in our world the principle of causality is not the result of a simple observation but an a priori assumption. So there is no impediment to applying it to other contexts / times as well.

P. Responded 4 years ago

Hello Rabbi
From the second part of the answer I understand that it is a priori (i.e. it depends on consciousness) and it is a reality before human consciousness ..
That is, everything that depends on human consciousness is included in causality and but everything that is before is not included in causality.
According to this I do not understand the evidence.
I would love an answer thanks.

Michi Staff Responded 4 years ago

It is difficult for me to discuss such intervals. You did not understand me correctly. I am not arguing that the principle of causality is subjective. My contention is that it is objective, but it concerns things in our experience and not other things. But as for the things that in our experience are true to apply even before man was and before the world was created (or rather: about the moment of creation itself). What I have said is that the principle of causality does not derive from observation but from a priori reason, but it does not contradict that it concerns material objects (those in our experience) and not every object.

Friends Responded 4 years ago

According to the rabbi his foundation comes from an external observation of the idea of ​​causality or something like that.
So who created it? 🙂

Michi Staff Responded 4 years ago

The one who created everything

Shonra the traveler Responded 4 years ago

If the world was created just like that without causation, why do such glitches not happen even today?

Oops, I walked on the keyboard again and got a response.

Regards, Shunra Katolovsky

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