Amaranthine Acatalepsy is hosting this time around.
I wish I could say there's something new here, but there isn't. The atheists are being rude and assume that any experience they have not had must never have happened. How nice to have had every experience known to human kind. How comforting to have all of the answers and no questions. I'm hearing the same old arguments - fear, delusion, mythology. Does anyone on that side of the debate ever think "damn - I may not know anything about this..."? It would seem not.
There's some handwringing over mind vs. matter, which is scoffed at as being unnecessary because one is apparently supposed to assume that "the mind is identical to the brain" which is bullshit if you are familiar with the research of Pim van Lommel. The problem I find is that too many of those who defend the "scientific" view aren't up on their science -- or their history, for that matter. They only know the "official story" of consensus reality a la Western Patriarchy, and see no need to examine their long held beliefs. Fundamentalism is dangerous, no matter which doctrine it is that you defend yet fail to examine.If I could afford it, I'd send you all a copy of Prometheus Rising. A little Robert Anton Wilson would go a long way with this crowd. ( But only a little- Wilsonians can be a little full of themselves, too.)
What do you think, dear readers - is it too early to be discouraged with this process? Is there any value in this exercise? Should I hang in another month or two? Or does The Goddess have bigger fish to fry? I can overlook ignorance, and I expect a certain amount of resistance to new ideas, but I see no point in enduring bad manners if there's no benefit for anyone involved.