Butterbattle's Ultimate Solipsistic Argument for Everything Supernatural i.e. Extreme and Depressing Navel Gazing
The existence and characteristics of external reality are completely unjustifiable; it may or may not be the way that we believe it to be. It is merely pragmatic for us to act and assume that it is as we perceive it. It is clear that through our senses, we are experiencing what intuitively appears to be a clear portrait of reality, but it is nevertheless possible that a malevolent God has tricked us and reality is not as we perceive it at all.
If we agree on this, then perhaps the following claim is true as well? If the observable world is unjustifiable, then logically, any supernatural entity or concept is equally probable. Other than pragmatism and preference, is there any reason to hold to a worldview based solely on observable 'reality?'
Can we rely on logic? In the past, I have asserted that our logic is merely an abstraction of the rules of our universe. Yet, to even propose a reality without logic already falls into incoherence. What kind of reality would that be? It would be a reality not subject to the law of non-contradiction, so it could be a reality with AND without logic? It may be that reality is contained within logic, rather than the reverse, although I'm not completely clear yet on what that even means. If that is the case, then although we cannot justify our observed reality, we can at least conclude that reality would conform to logic.
Our revels now are ended. These our actors, | As I foretold you, were all spirits, and | Are melted into air, into thin air; | And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, | The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces, | The solemn temples, the great globe itself, - Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, | And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, | Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff | As dreams are made on, and our little life | Is rounded with a sleep. - Shakespeare