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Posted by M.W.Pearson on May 23, 2004 16:54:42 UTC

Hi Kurt
You wrote:
"In recent years, we have learned that 95% of the Universe is made of a type of matter or energy that we cannot see nor understand."
and "It is naive of us to assume that throughout the trillions of years past that
life has only existed on our small world and therefore the spiritual existence, God, came about through mankind."

Thank you. If we assume the ideas you write about are in the vicinity of a true state of affairs, they will yield more upon development.

For the moment, I would like to respond to the
juxtaposed statements above and add commentary.

If "we" --- humankind? as of now do not understand 95% percent of the universe, maybe
it is understood by other beings in the past
"trillions" of years. This would enable to boss us around like a big sister bosses her six-year-old brother when the parents are not there to add to the bossing-around.
1) How could we distinguish our own, possibly primitive, understanding of spiritual guidance felt within us FROM that "guidance" given by our big sister or the "parents?"
2) IF our broadcast news media are actually owned by and advocating for large corporations
and our local newspapers are immersed in the idiosynchrasies of the type of local politics found among us primitive folks,
THEN would not their "guidance" be actually not for us but for themselves and their own desires?
3) How could we distinguish spiritual guidance from self-seeking by some more entity more ruthless than ourselves, though not necessarily more kind or truthful?
4) What is the point of discussing the physics of consciousness or God without rigorously or at least strenuously discussing the real-world situations in which it is exemplified?

I look forward to any response and thank you for your interesting contribution.

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