posted on Apr, 15 2006 @ 03:29 PM
Originally posted by NotClever
Originally posted by Ectoterrestrial
Spirituality is an anthropomorphic concept
Could you elaborate on this Ecto? It's kind of perplexing to me, as I don't attribute any human-like qualities to my spirituality, other than being
aware of my own humanity. In fact, my spirituality emphasizes the non-humanness (sic) of God.
Sure, I'll try to elaborate:
I believe that our senses, as well as our concepts of 'existence', 'experience', 'memory', 'other', etc, are products of our collective
experience as human beings and need not apply to an alien 'intelligence.'
It is possible that the phenomenon of EBE is such that it cannot be reasoned or modelled within our framework of such concepts.
As such 'being', and 'the being outside', and 'greater than' or 'creator of' might have no meaning, making the concept of Deity of null
framework to an alien.
Furthermore, even if an alien intelligence had a concept of 'existence', it might not have a concept of 'meaning'. Without a concept of meanng of
existence, I would be hardpressed to discuss spirituality. But even in a framework where existance is not for a reason but is an experience, the
'meaning of experience' might have no meaning to an alien. If saucers contain aliens and they are of this distance from our thoughts then the most
we might ever learn from them is that they exist.
Basically, I don't assume alien theosophy exists.
At least we can know that there are things we might not ever know.
On the other hand, an ET might be a lot more like us than that, in which case the conversation could be very interesting and enlightening.
[edit on 15-4-2006 by Ectoterrestrial]