That post, and I have listened to it all, has so much wrong with it … ...
Funnily enough, I think you are completey wrong!
> Is there life after death?
> Listen to this discussion moderated by John Cleese
> (yes he of Monty Python & Basil Fawlty fame)
> There can be no black or white answer to the
> question everyone should at some point ask
> themselves 'is there more to existence than this
> mortal coil' ?
> Too few ask that question these days. The result
> for the development of
> both the individual & society at large is severely
> The secular/materialistic age is upon us with a
> vengeance - a by-product
> of 'the age of reason' & of course the hegemony
> of materialistic science.
> I say 'materialistic' as that is the classical
> 'Newtonian Physics' model which controls
> the scientific establishment. Everything is
> 'physical' or a by-product of the 'physical'.
> Mind a by-product of the brain etc. There is
> plenty of 'scientific' evidence which
> contradicts that proposition but few 'scientists'
> will stick their heads above the
> parapets for fear of being ostracized.
> Read Chris Carter's excellent trilogy of books
> on 'Science & the Psychic'
> Or listen to the account of an initially
> skeptical neuro surgeon's own near death
> or read his book 'Proof of Heaven'.
> Quantum Mechanics is the branch of physics
> concerned with sub-atomic matter, first
> began to be explored over 100 years ago. Hard to
> believe that its 'proven'
> ( by experiment) theories defy the logic of
> Newtonian Physics. A defiance which
> troubled Einstein to his dying day.
> One of the quirks of quantum mechanics is that
> 'mind' or 'consciousness' impacts
> the outcome of physical results. Some say it may
> 'create' those physical results.
> How else is the placebo effect accounted for?
> So picture this it may be mind that lies behind
> all physical phenomena & not
> physical phenomena that creates 'mind'. That is
> more in keeping with many
> strains of ancient teachings, religious &
> In the beginning was the Word & the Word was with
> The problem for contemporary thinking is this.
> Having escaped the age of superstition
> & religious bigotry (largely the product of men
> seeking power over other men)
> no-one wishes to return to that. Rightly so. But
> in denying the possibility of there
> being more to existence than the 'physical' has
> Western culture thrown the baby
> out with the bathwater? I would contend that they
> Listen to Graham Hancock read from the prophesy
> of Thoth ancient Egyptian Teacher & Prophet
> a prophesy as apt today as it was in ancient
> Does the death of Spirituality matter? Well that
> very much depends on what you think the
> purpose of life is. The prevailing materialistic
> mindset would indicate there is no 'purpose'
> - so eat drink & be merry for tomorrow we die. If
> you can gain an advantage
> over someone else by deception, lies or aggression
> do it - that being the prevailing
> philosophy of countless organisations from
> governments to banks to energy suppliers.
> Religion of old was not all bad. It taught certain
> ethical standards even if these
> were enforced by the idea of eternal damnation.
> Such simplistic arguments no longer
> wash. So why should one behave ethically? Science
> has nothing to say about what is
> 'good' or 'bad' behaviour.
> When we (once again) begin to understand that we
> need a framework within which
> we can understand our own life & how it connects
> to others. A framework which
> helps us make sense of why we are here, what we
> have learned, what we still have
> to learn. A perspective on purpose. A perspective
> which materialistic science
> cannot help us with.
> Read AL Pine's excellent 'Insight of
> Perspective' Poems on Purpose
> When, and it is WHEN not IF, we rediscover our
> Spiritual roots we will move from the
> Age of Materialism to an Age of Understanding.
> An age of spiritual growth rather than of damaging
> spiritual denial.
> That will be good for man's soul and the
> collective soul of mankind.
> I have no illusions that such an age will be a
> long time coming & that re-setting our
> path will probably require a catastrophic event.
> But if death is indeed not the end then
> such a catastrophe must be seen in context, as
> must our own inevitable mortal death.
> Death -A comma, not full stop.