"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?"
KEVIN WILLIAMS, B.SC.:
"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 universe.