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by downeyjr
Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Beyond the Physical
Topic: Criticisms of Non-Physical Perspectives
Replies: 56
Views: 9584

Re: Criticisms of Non-Physical Perspectives

By the way, are you saying Goswami believes in the classical Biblical God? If not, why do you mention, in a post largely dedicated to him, such a curious reference? And what is your understanding of a classical Biblical God? ...maybe we can avoid any unnecessary and offensive distractions if we und...
by downeyjr
Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: Beyond the Physical
Topic: Criticisms of Non-Physical Perspectives
Replies: 56
Views: 9584

Re: Criticisms of Non-Physical Perspectives

Aha, keep citing these people... You know there are many many many scientists (Creationists ) in the respective fields who ,,disprove,, Evolution and believe in the classical biblical God? ,,Goswami is convinced, along with a number of others who subscribe to the same view, that the universe, in ord...
by downeyjr
Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Beyond the Physical
Topic: Criticisms of Non-Physical Perspectives
Replies: 56
Views: 9584

Re: Criticisms of Non-Physical Perspectives

Pf, didn't believe I would live the day to enjoy a topic on this forum so much :D Thanks Ashley :) But from what I understand(from the other topics), you didn't understand Tolle enough, you are trying to make a sensible understanding of his teachings, because otherwise you simply wouldn't want to be...
by downeyjr
Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Am I - What Are You?
Replies: 377
Views: 79123

Re: What Am I - What Are You?

All of these experiences have no value since they have physical origin, non of them, not a single one of all the people(including your favorite Eben Alexander)... Of course you don't actually know this. This is the kind of belief and faith that you criticize. Well, that's the most likely option, so...
by downeyjr
Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Am I - What Are You?
Replies: 377
Views: 79123

Re: What Am I - What Are You?

Well, yes, I didn't say you can prove that the consciousness has a physical origin and that this can be proved in court either... It can't. Thanks for that admission. As hard as materialist scientists have tried they admit to having no knowledge of where consciousness originates - yet here we all a...
by downeyjr
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Am I - What Are You?
Replies: 377
Views: 79123

Re: What Am I - What Are You?

Really? Nothing you have written so far suggests an extensive knowledge of the NDE evidence - from other than the materialist choir explaining how NDE's are simply illusions. Don't be afraid, explore. Really, nothing you have written so far too suggests and extensive knowledge of NDE evidence from ...
by downeyjr
Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Am I - What Are You?
Replies: 377
Views: 79123

Re: What Am I - What Are You?

Simply explore the information and personal experience available with open curiosity and genuine interest, use some basic deductive and inductive reasoning, and follow where it leads. That's what I did... I'm saying there is substantial evidence via NDE's OBE's and IADC's and other sources, that a ...
by downeyjr
Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Am I - What Are You?
Replies: 377
Views: 79123

Re: What Am I - What Are You?

First of all, thank you for the thorough answer. There are relationships between consciousness and brain functions but the rest is a leap of faith. - So consciousness being non-physical is 100% certain, you can't doubt about it, absolute proven fact ? It's not just a belief supported by faith but it...
by downeyjr
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Am I - What Are You?
Replies: 377
Views: 79123

Re: What Am I - What Are You?

Non-physical reality has been experienced countless times, and continues to be so at an ever increasing pace. These are facts that materialists try their best to explain away by imaginative theories, or simply ignore. I'm interested in how it has been experienced and by whom? What do you consider o...
by downeyjr
Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Am I - What Are You?
Replies: 377
Views: 79123

Re: What Am I - What Are You?

Where is all the physical stuff you are talking about Downey? In imagination? As far as I can see there are only sensations. I imagine you imagine that sensations indicate something solid, physical, objective, that you can sense - but that can only be so in imagination. lol, I'm not feeling like wa...
by downeyjr
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Am I - What Are You?
Replies: 377
Views: 79123

Re: What Am I - What Are You?

Right---the One Infinite All is being this so called physical tangible world---but this world is really energy or Light slowed down-- or information appearing as 'physical things'---but in Reality the two are really one and cannot be separate from the other --- Or think in terms of holograms; This ...
by downeyjr
Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Am I - What Are You?
Replies: 377
Views: 79123

Re: What Am I - What Are You?

So, you are saying that physical and non-physical have one nature and are generally one thing but then you say that everything is consciousness (non-physical)? So 1= physical + non physical and 1= non physical. It can't be both.... Not only can it be both, it is both. Physical and non-physical expr...
by downeyjr
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Am I - What Are You?
Replies: 377
Views: 79123

Re: What Am I - What Are You?

I would say that to me it appears that the nature of both forms and the formless is one, which means that in essence, everything is consciousness (or Tao/God or whatever we like to call it). Also, it takes form for consciousness to realize itself, hence both forms and the formless need to exist. In...
by downeyjr
Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Am I - What Are You?
Replies: 377
Views: 79123

Re: What Am I - What Are You?

Hello, I'm new here and have been lurking in this thread for some time, because I find all this very interesting. I would like to comment on the question of whether consciousness could be somehow generated by our nervous system. Although I did read most of this thread, I don't exactly remember all ...