Reality may be described by one, two, or three things: structure, information (descriptive structure), and quality (interpretive structure). Structure is existence itself, and is likened to Kant’s noumena, which cannot be directly observed. There can only be observed information, things that exist, which is like Kant’s phenomena. Quality is how anything experiences anything else, or anyone. One can describe everything, model everything, with information, but the subjective reality requires an interpretive referential. This can also be described with information. Which is just structure, in the way that can be observed. And all observations are of quality. One, two, three… infinity.

In a less analytical version of what reality is, what is real may be described as that which has true quality. And to be true means that it has natural structure. This should hold even if we apply it to that which is not exactly real-seeming. For instance, when the apostle Paul went blind, Ananias of Damascus receives divine instruction to cure him of his blindness. As these events relate to the physical world, they have quality true. That all these events join without incongruity, it means they have a natural structure. If the accounts may be believed, they are real, and in this case, that which is of the spiritual world can be said to be reality as much as the physical world. Of course, that is if you believe the accounts.

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