posted on Jan, 12 2003 @ 06:07 PM
Because athiesm is simply the lack of belief in God, which I had at the time, I believed everything was natural, and there was no supernatural god
blah blah...no "creator" then over time, after redefining my spirituality and myself, I realized nature is god, how it was created might not be as
god like as we think, but why, and the fact it is here is.
I'd be glad to explain memory vs. existance. I think Existance is truly something that we can not see, it is us it is our spirit, existance isn't
just being, a rock is not existance, only does it "exist" when we see it....as far as we know...but that's a good example anyways.
Memory, is simply that, chemicals, a recording of events, and while our memories are our own, our true individuality is not in this life, but in our
existance, our path, the path we have taken in all our lives, vs. all being one existance.
You say the point is moot...however here you are, and you will always be...for if not, and this were a dream...then our lives are no different than
dreamless sleep. Have you never gone to bed, only to wake up 3 seconds later, but it really has been many upon many hours. If you were to cease to
exist when all this is over, then you'd never have experienced this in the first place.
You can not have "Existed" and cease to be...the point is not moot you simply choose to ignore it to make things "easier". Stop ignoring
yourself, and think about it.
Why is it we are not meat now? What is different between life and death? Nothing. Nothing is different between us, and a rock, except we exist, and
we have senses to percieve all the rest of existance, and make for ourselves a "reality". But why if our senses are only electrical impulses, does
not a rock have the same feelings? It has energy too...there is more at work, than simple sense of being...trust me Bostock, think about it for MANY
years, before you take a belief of "not believing" and "not existing"....as time wears on you, I think your views will change, even if it takes
you till you die.
"Biological beings"....we are atoms, and nothing different than the stars which have shone on us for all time....if intelligence were simply
reactions, than a star would be smarter than us.
Our minds have not changed in hundreds of thousands of years, but we have gone from animals to space travellers, not because of a big brain, but
because of our "knowledge"...we evolve more through thought, than we ever have through chemicals...really, you need to sit there, and study science,
before you say we are "just science".
The very fact that ANYTHING has mass at all...is amazing, we are nothing, compared to the fact that a grain of sand has weight.