Originally posted by Jazzyguy
That is because you...ehem.. perceive it that way. Get it?
I think I get your point. I think it is wrong.
With respect, Jazzy, no no no. This whole argument is not productive. It leads people, who believe they can fly in some '___' induced delusion, to
jump off of buildings and plummet to their death.
Reality has a bite. A bad one sometimes. Reality does not matter what we think of it. It is real. The illusion exists only in our mind. We try to get
as close to reality as we can. In general, that serves us very well.
And when we deny reality, or think we control what is real, we are just opening the door to pain and suffering. It doesn't serve us at all.
So, as you can see -- I am kind of adamant about making this point.
Now I will concede that we are still a long way from any sort of perfect understanding, and there are a lot of things we think are true that are
actually false. I don't want you to think I am being arrogant (which is maybe how I sound.) On this one particular point, that reality is NOT an
illusion, I think I'm right.
Whatever paradigm shift we experience will move us closer to a reality that has always existed, but which we have been unaware of. We will be shaped
by an unchanging eternal reality -- not the other way around.
Edit: I wanted to add that, in my opinion, your last comment about scientists and spirituality is 100% correct. I would say that spirits are real,
that is my educated guess. So I think we can agree on that point
[edit on 29-4-2008 by Buck Division]