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drrayeye Wrote:
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> 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.

Best
Darryl

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Parapsychology and wonderment 35290 Darryl Sloan 03-Jun-19 19:34
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 554 greengirl5 03-Jun-19 23:08
u-tube 542 greengirl5 04-Jun-19 03:54
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Re: u-tube 522 Darryl Sloan 04-Jun-19 19:02
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Re: Winter solstice 2012 496 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:51
Re: Who was Jesus? 507 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 20:16
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Re: Questions 545 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:02
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 501 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 00:03
Re: Questions and maybe some answers? 494 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:28
Good and evil 485 greengirl5 14-Jun-19 22:59
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Re: Questions 509 drrayeye 11-Jun-19 07:19
Re: Questions 498 Darryl Sloan 14-Jun-19 09:13
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Re: Scientists and Dualism 500 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 12:03
Re: Scientists and Dualism 515 drrayeye 17-Jun-19 16:10
Re: Scientists and Dualism 508 Susan Doris 17-Jun-19 17:25
Consciousness and the perceptual environment 479 drrayeye 18-Jun-19 04:10
Re: Who was Jesus? 515 PB Bytes 08-Jun-19 21:11
Re: Who was Jesus? 508 Darryl Sloan 10-Jun-19 19:20
A scholarly alternative 523 drrayeye 07-Jun-19 06:46
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Re: A scholarly alternative 533 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:19
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Re: A scholarly alternative 481 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:23
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Re: A scholarly alternative 513 Darryl Sloan 13-Jun-19 11:58
Re: A scholarly alternative 500 Eddie Larry 13-Jun-19 14:04
Re: A scholarly alternative 490 Darryl Sloan 17-Jun-19 11:28
Re: A scholarly alternative 497 Eddie Larry 17-Jun-19 13:08
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After the resurrection...... 510 greengirl5 18-Jun-19 06:02
Re: After the resurrection...... 484 Eddie Larry 18-Jun-19 13:32
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Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 515 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:05
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 496 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 14:48
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Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 507 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:55
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 507 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 15:38
au contraire 530 drrayeye 04-Jun-19 23:15
Re: au contraire 489 Darryl Sloan 05-Jun-19 15:05
Re: au contraire 517 drrayeye 05-Jun-19 19:56
Re: au contraire 509 Darryl Sloan 06-Jun-19 10:08
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Re: au contraire 513 drrayeye 06-Jun-19 16:11
Re: au contraire 531 PB Bytes 06-Jun-19 16:16
Consciousness 512 greengirl5 06-Jun-19 23:27
Our brains 526 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 00:56
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Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 530 Susan Doris 07-Jun-19 07:53
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 510 greengirl5 07-Jun-19 23:59
Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 521 Darryl Sloan 08-Jun-19 19:22
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Re: There it is again 503 Susan Doris 09-Jun-19 14:49
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Re: You know? 477 Eddie Larry 11-Jun-19 21:43
Re: You know? 488 greengirl5 11-Jun-19 21:58
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Re: Parapsychology and wonderment 529 greengirl5 10-Jun-19 09:48
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