The immortality of Tillich's "symbols"
In an earlier thread, the subject of the eternal occurrence was examined. For greater detail and consideration of the facets of the proposition mentioned here, the original thread may be of interest, and remarks or critiques of it are perhaps best posted there. This thread builds on the concept, taking it in a new direction. We vector from this point in the former dialog:
Mak Thorpe wrote:The way you're describing this is somewhat misleading and ambiguous. But yes, if there are an infinite number of universes, and there are identical copies of me in all those universes, then I suppose that particular kind of entity is "replicated infinitely." If "immortal" just means that it's never gone, then sure, it's immortal too.Let's step through this to understand where the alleged silliness creeps in. Our common ground is that you admit the possibility that the pattern of our individual existence is replicated infinitely. Is it improper then to make the claim that that particular pattern is immortal?