"The picture looks bleak so far for our survival.
If the spiritual universe is completely outside
of the material universe, then it has no true
bearing on the physical universe, and if this
is the case, then there might as well be no
god. God's existence is only useful if it somehow
interacts with us, in the physical universe;
after all, all of our thoughts are determined
by molecular motion in the brain. Prayer is
initiated in the brain. A response, if it's
valid, must obviously move matter through space-time.
Therefore, we have this thorny problem: if we
believe that there is a spiritual universe,
how does it interact with the physical universe,
of which we are a part?"
"Concerning life outside our universe, I assume
you are not referring to
the evidence from quantum physics suggesting
the possibility of many other universes existing
beside our own. Setting that aside, as mentioned
a previous article, you will have to give
a definition of what you mean by 'god' for any
discussion to take place. If you define "God"
as an Old Man sitting on a Throne, then I have
to agree with you that there is no such 'God.'
But if one defines 'God' the same way many NDE
experiencers do - that everything is
'God' (the whole 'Enchilada' you might say)
- then one comes close to understanding what
multitudes of people have experienced in NDEs.
In other words, denying the existence of a 'Conscious
Universe' may ultimately be like denying the
existence of the universe itself. And there
are some relatively new theories coming from
quantum physics that
we may indeed be living in such a conscious