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drrayeye Wrote:
> How would you propose testing your belief?
> If it's not testable, isn't it just like your
> former Christian belief?

Great question, Ray.

My philosophy is essentially pantheism and non-duality. I don't subcribe to these views out of personal preference. For instance, I don't believe there's a plan for my life, mapped out by some higher power. It would be comforting, but I can't fool myself that it would be true, not when the data shows that this is a world where children are raped, killed, or die of malnutrition. Nothing is taking care of us. So the "God" that I beleive in isn't a personal divinity that I can pray to.

Why not just abandon the idea of God, then? you might ask. Because atheism/naturalism doesn't cut it, either. We live in a Universe of phenomena that requires explanation, a Universe that mysteriously began in a highly ordered state and has been getting more disordered ever since (entropy). So I subscribe to pantheism because it's what I'm left with after I deal with monotheism and atheism. So, it's by a process of elimination, really.

Non-duality is actually easier to defend, because all of science's attempts at a Theory of Everything are "field" theories. In a field, everything is a unity. Reality doesn't consist of fundamentally separate objects floating in space. It may appear to be like that, but that is a surface appearance over a more fundamental quantum-entangled reality. The question is not whether non-duality is true, but what *kind* of non-duality is true. Science is currently not regarding consciousness as a very important aspect of non-duality, whereas I see it as central. Science sees a non-duality of the material Universe, with consciousness being a largely insignificant factor of that. I see consciousness as being as significant as matter, if not more so, and my fascination with psychokinesis was a way of trying to make that testable. Scientists like Dean Radin have done far greater work than me in this regard.

My book is called "I, Universe", not because my ego is so gigantic that I think I'm the Universe, but because there is no "I" inside my head. The ego is a fiction (albeit a useful and necessary one). But in terms of the fundamental nature of reality, the only intelligent way to use the word "I" is in reference to the whole, because the Universe (literally "undivided turning") is a unity.


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Parapsychology and wonderment 34524 Darryl Sloan 03-Jun-19 19:34
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 262 greengirl5 03-Jun-19 23:08
u-tube 246 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 03:54
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Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 234 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 23:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 221 Eddie Larry 05-Jun-19 01:08
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 233 greengirl5 05-Jun-19 03:15
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Who was Jesus? 256 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 11:27
Re: Who was Jesus? 219 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 14:37
Re: Who was Jesus? 255 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:49
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Re: Who was Jesus? 224 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 23:06
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Re: Winter solstice 2012 210 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:51
Re: Who was Jesus? 219 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 20:16
Questions 236 drrayeye 08-Jun-19 20:47
Re: Questions 247 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:02
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 212 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 00:03
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 213 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:28
Good and evil 208 greengirl5 14-Jun-19 22:59
Re: Good and evil 201 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:19
Re: Questions 223 drrayeye 11-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Questions 210 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:13
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Re: Scientists and Dualism 212 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 12:03
Re: Scientists and Dualism 218 drrayeye 17-Jun-19 16:10
Re: Scientists and Dualism 221 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:25
Consciousness and the perceptual environment 214 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:10
Re: Who was Jesus? 226 Poster Boy 08-Jun-19 21:11
Re: Who was Jesus? 225 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:20
A scholarly alternative 238 drrayeye 07-Jun-19 06:46
Re: A scholarly alternative 227 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:09
Re: A scholarly alternative 245 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:19
Re: A scholarly alternative 228 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 22:11
Re: A scholarly alternative 246 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 22:21
Re: A scholarly alternative 230 SandyJesse 15-Jun-19 05:14
Re: A scholarly alternative 205 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:23
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Re: A scholarly alternative 223 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:58
Re: A scholarly alternative 224 Eddie Larry 13-Jun-19 14:04
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Re: A scholarly alternative 212 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 13:08
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Re: After the resurrection...... 206 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 13:32
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Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 232 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 213 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 14:48
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 219 Poster Boy 05-Jun-19 15:37
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 219 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:55
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 218 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:38
au contraire 243 drrayeye 04-Jun-19 23:15
Re: au contraire 217 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 15:05
Re: au contraire 245 drrayeye 05-Jun-19 19:56
Re: au contraire 224 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:08
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Re: au contraire 810 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 15:31
Re: au contraire 229 drrayeye 06-Jun-19 16:11
Re: au contraire 232 Poster Boy 06-Jun-19 16:16
Consciousness 216 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:27
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Re: Consciousness 222 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:50
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Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 246 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 07:53
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 231 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:59
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 233 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 19:22
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Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 225 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 05:23
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Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 221 greengirl5 09-Jun-19 09:12
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 233 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 10:03
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Re: You know? 217 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 21:58
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Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 243 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 09:48
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Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 212 Susan Doris 21-Jun-19 09:43
Re: The "para" is not going away, it is getting stronger. 194 greengirl5 21-Jun-19 12:18
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