Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Proof reality is more than physical

Some reject the notion of anything real which can't be experienced in some way by one of our five(5) senses. God is, therefore, discounted as either non-exist or unknowable.

Beginning with this thought as a "given" there is little due diligence on their part to investigate if it's factual and they are unaware their acceptance of the very idea, itself, proves it wrong.

Dallas Willard put it this way:
"Your thought or your wish for for a candy bar or for success in your profession is a trivial example of something you are sharply aware of and can describe in some detail. But you do not touch or smell it, nor would stronger light or glasses enable you to "see" it better. It simply does not have the characteristics revealed to the physical senses. And that is no objection to it, for if it had such properties it would not be a thought or a wish. This observation is associated with the fact that a thought or wish is not localizable in space" The Divine Conspiracy, page 91
If there are some things knowable, describable, and acceptable without the five senses, why not others?

One could say ideas, wishes, and intentions can have no life of their own, if that is so who keeps and promotes the ideas of freedom in the midst of bondage, democracy in the midst of dictatorships, or love in the midst of indifference? If these can persist outside our current experience, why can't something or someone else?
"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." - Jesus (Revelation 3:20)
Something to ponder for today.


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