>>2553>skydaddy narrative device being physically real and guiding the whole causal system of the universe is on the same level as like what, believing that the real world exists and we can learn things
Of course they aren't on the same level. It's obvious that making statements about a specific state of the world is more of a leap than simply saying that the world is. A better comparison would be something specific within your epistemology and there we find that they're really not so different. For instance, you might believe that sand has a melting point of about 1600C. If I asked most why they believed this they'd say something along the lines of empiricism but frankly that's bollocks. For it to be empirical knowledge implies that they measured melting sand and who actually does that? They believe it because people with authority told them it was true. That we might believe this authority to be more legitimate is a circular argument. It would only be valid if the person in question could truthfully say that if they were born a thousand years ago, they'd come to the same conclusions regarding who has epistemological authority. Not impossible, but a very spurious claim.
>when I took LSD for the first time I saw the total barrenness of that entire line of thought
Surely though this is just inside your head and is therefore, by it's own assertion, barren. That you might have found it profound is, as you're saying, meaningless.
>I had so much fun with the experience of being able to make anything feel profound.
It's nice isn't it? There's a profundity in it as well, the profound is where you find it.
>unless you decouple the delusions created by the chemicals you're introducing into your chemically-based computation engine from actual reality
You cannot. Reality is just another input to that machine and everything within it is as much delusion as anything else. The world inside our heads, even the image of reality painted by our senses, is nothing but an unreliable dream.
>start confusing their own internal state with information about the world outside their brains.
It's an easy mistake to make considering the lack of difference. Information about the world outside is part of my internal state and we demarcate them as we please.
>EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS HAPPENS BECAUSE WE ENABLE IT.
Word. There's a wonderful passage in the Principia Discordia, one of those barren books. A prophet is talking to the goddess. He says, "Why is there so much hate and war and suffering? Please, can't you do something?" She says, "But I thought you liked it like that?" He says, "What? No, it's awful and everyone hates it." "Well stop doing it then," she says.
The world is one thing but wisdom is wherever you find it.