Originally posted by winofiend
1: If there is no brain activity at all, where do the memories come from? How can he recall this? He is activating part of his brain to recall an event, but this event has never been stored in memory. ??
Originally posted by r2d246
reply to post by winofiend
Why would a top neursurgeon who already has money, who's a professional, all of sudden not only jeaprodize his career by telling everyone about some vivid dream, but also start a massive fraud in order to perhaps hopefully sell a few books. That sounds like a big stretch. I'd say either it was just a regular dream that he was exaggerating or else it was an intervention by God and a way to use a credible source to reveal to others the truth about existence as we know it and the afterlife.
Alexander: "I think it’s going to change this world in wonderful ways. But a big part of it, of course, is to try and broaden the boundaries of science and of what we accept and will use to get towards truth. I’m very hopeful that science and spirituality will come together hand-in-hand and go forward to help with getting these answers and help people to understand the true nature of our existence. A side effect will be that humanity and the grace and harmony that we will see around this world will expand tremendously as we move forward in that fashion."
Alexander: "What I think is going to happen is that science and spirituality, which will be mainly be an acknowledgement of the profound nature of our consciousness, will grow closer and closer together." www.skeptiko.com...
Ahmadinejad: "He will come and he will cut through ignorance, superstition, prejudice by opening the gates of science and knowledge."
Ahmadinejad: "The arrival of the Ultimate Savior.....will bring about an eternally bright future for mankind.....through thought awakening..."
Alexander: "and beside me on the butterfly was this beautiful girl. And I remember that she was... in a peasant outfit. That’s the way I put it, very simple clothing, and yet very beautiful and I can even remember the colors, this kind of powder blue and this peach, kind of orange, and then a darker blue and just...she had the most beautiful face and this soft, kind of light brown hair and high cheek bones and beautiful blue eyes. And she just looked at me. And she never said a word, but her thoughts would come straight into my mind. And again when I wrote these down, I was putting words to what actually had flowed in as pure concepts
Ahmadinejad: "Woman’s sublime role and personality, as a heavenly being, a manifestation of divine image and beauty..."
Ahmadinejad: "He will come to grant kindness, hope, freedom and dignity to all humanity as a girl."
Alexander: "and this came after initially there was this warm summer breeze. The perfect breeze that blew through this entire scene, and it changed everything for me. Even though the description of the scene would be the same, that warm breeze was this breath that led me to know that this was divine......
Ahmadinejad: Their arrival will breathe a new life in the cold and frozen body of the world. He will bless humanity with a spring that puts an end to our winter of ignorance, poverty and war with the tidings of a season of blooming."
Alexander: "Her thoughts were things like, “You are loved. You are cherished forever. There’s nothing you can do wrong. You have nothing to worry about. You will be taken care of.”
Alexander: """At the very heart of my journey [is this], that we are loved and accepted unconditionally by a God even more grand and unfathomably glorious than the one I’d learned." www.examiner.com...
Ahmadinejad: "Let us march on this path to salvation for the thirsty souls of humanity to taste immortal joy and grace....."linking them to eternal happiness"....."-He will come so that hands will be joined, hearts will be filled with love and thoughts will be purified to be at service of security, welfare and happiness for all"...."...he will lead humanity into achieving its glorious and eternal ideals"..."God Almighty has promised us a man of kindness, a man who loves people"
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 2 Timothy 4:1-4
The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness. 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
Originally posted by GafferUK1981
I'm getting fed up of reading quotes from scripture, some people don't realise it complete nonsense. Why do people feel that they need to memorise this crap so they can regurgitate it to others who don't share the belief.
I like the Christopher Hitchens religious metaphor where he compares a person with religion to a child with a toy. I don't like your toys and I don't want to play with your toys. You play with your toys on your own and don't try give them to anybody else.