Four Different Universes

Four different universes, take your pick.

1. Dawkin’s universe. It’s not a very benevolent universe. It can care less about you. It’s blind and pitiless but it did give you genes that use you as a host to spread themselves. Nature is red in tooth and claw but just be happy you’re not a lion’s lunch.

2. Spinoza’s universe. It doesn’t play dice. It unfolds due do its own plans. It’s both intelligent and material. The more you understand it, the more you will live in harmony with it and love it. It doesn’t give you free will though.

3. Zeno’s Universe. It is benevolent and reasoning. It gave humans reason and the ability to have virtue and find happiness. It also allows for free will.

4. Alfred North Whitehead’s Universe. It is a very creative and spontaneous universe. It cares very deeply about sentient life. It’s very sentient and caring. Prayer can actually influence it but not compel it. So don’t be surprised if all your prayers aren’t answered. Not only is there free will but there’s libertarian free will.

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Ayn Rand, Sam Harris, Jordan Peterson, and Richard Dawkins crossed with Stoicism

What do you get if you combine Stoicism and Ayn Rand?

You get 💲toicism but with none of that evil collectivism. And lots of 💲💲💲

What do you get if you combine Stoicism with Sam Harris?

You get Stoicism but with none of that free will nonsense. You get the monochotomy of “no control.”

What do you get if you combine Stoicism with Jordan Peterson?

You get Stoicism but with no social virtue and no egalitarianism. Also lots of lobster Sages high on serotonin.

What do you get if you combine Stoicism with Richard Dawkins?

You get a pantheistic God who is indifferent, blind, and pitiless. Also the Logos is a selfish gene in all of us.