In the times when the men went off to hunt those left behind needed to know what was happening. If the whole lot were wiped out they had to make plans for those left behind. The smoke signals of the Native Americans were to draw attention that someone at a distance needed to tune in. Talking trees in Africa, used like telephones between villages.There could be a queue waiting, just like for a phone box..:)
Don't give any attention to those who choose to Deny.There is plenty of information from clinical trials showing which parts of the brain light up. It is not other people's job, or even desire, to convince them or spoon feed them. Politeness may let them explain, for a short while anyway. That's what GG's post is about.Those days are long gone, the days of the Zealots and the Witch Burners. All Spiritual people want to do is have respectful discussions,pulling ideas together.It's a huge subject.
Those who repetitively persist in rebuttal, dressed up as 'challenges', although with no back up evidence themselves, just their overused small repertoire of words, now have the machines and researchers to find out why THEY don't experience Spirituality. What is different in their own make up.Their choice. You don't get someone who is colourblind and unable to see Red preaching that it doesn't exist, that they can see no evidence of it. They accept that others can, even though it took a very,very long time to find out why.
As Dr Ray, a TRUE and highly experienced scientist put it, 'It only has to happen once, and it's happened' !
Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.