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Originally posted by inivux
I myself am an agnostic-atheist, but I found this a year or two ago, and it really made me think. Its not the end all be all, but it is a surprisingly intuitive explanation, and addresses the underlying point behind your questions.
Originally posted by dominicus
Is this really all u got to discredit religion, God, spirituality, enlightenment? Your gonna have to do better than that. U believe in "souls" but than try and discredit other beliefs? Fail.
Originally posted by Chickensalad
Great thought to ponder, and a great post. I personally dont think your trying to discredit religion, or God, or souls. I think its great to question and learn. Doesn't matter what you believe, question things. Learn things, thats all we really have.
So, ignore those that have nothing but negative comments, and nothing to aAdd to the topic. Great question. And to the other poster that posted the link to "The Egg" link, thanks for that.
Originally posted by knightsofcydonia
this question boggles my mind, and I won't be taking the time to respond to your incredibly ignorant attitude toward religion but I think of God like this:
God is an infinite expression of forms. there is no tally on how many souls per year incarnate it does not work like that.
How do we know our souls do not occupy multiple dimensions at once?
and if they did wouldnt that mean those other expressions of us have souls too? Would they try to tally up souls in their own dimension do you think?edit on 21-4-2012 by knightsofcydonia because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ldyserenity
reply to post by samlf3rd
I am not so sure there is a "soul" now as many refer to it. I have a theory (if the simulation hypothesis is correct) that there is really only ONE conciousness, and much like the big bang, it is a singularity, in which it is running these simulations within some kind of virtual machine and all these people are just seperate parts of the aspects of the same ONE conciousness and when the simulation ends for any one part the whole is still the one conciousness. In other words, if you play sims and your sims die, you have knowledge and retain the knowledge from that sim but it is ultimately you who controls the sim, even though they seem to have their own personality, you actually programmed that personality yourself, and you can keep doing this over and over again, but ultimately your games run by you therefore you are the conciousness for that game avatar. I hope I am making sense to you. So that goes to mean what we call God is just the conciousness that is running the simulation, why it is doing this is to understand itself in a broader sense to question what is it doing here, much like we question what we are doing here. Plus it would be totally lonely and boring to be the only thing with a conciousness in existence so partly, to entertain itself. The difference is in this simulation the conciousness immerses itself, which is quite impossible to do on SIMS yet, until we discover how to do VR, that is immerse ourselves in the game and actually live what our "SIM" is living. Eventually we will be able to, and then the one conciousness is really going to be confused!edit on 22-4-2012 by ldyserenity because: (no reason given)