Same here. I also believe in angels too. Once I was told by my boss to climb back up the ladder when changing tennis court globes after changing the globe and ballast. I heard a voice telling me to stay put and walk away. My boss had already walked back to the shop to turn them back on and when he did the globe exploded. Had I gone up the ladder I would have copped a face full of glass.Doc Dan wrote:Well, as for #1 I certainly believe in demons because the Bible tells me they are real.
Agreed here. Also not religious at all, but will fully admit that we don't even know what we don't know when it comes to the things you mention. That said I do not believe in demons or angels or some otherworldly being that is permanently associated with our world and has some sort of emotional investment into what is going on here. I'll allow for alternate dimensions (or in the parlance of string theory: other multi-dimensional branes on which other beings live, wholly separate from our familiar 3 spacial dimensions).Evil D wrote:I'm not really a religious person so "spirituality" is a gray area for me. What I do believe is that science tells us that matter can't be created or destroyed, yet everyday people and animals are born with consciousness and everyday they die, and I believe that consciousness goes somewhere. I don't know if that means there's an afterlife, a heaven/hell kind of scenario, or what. Consciousness has to be more than just being alive or dead, it can leave a body despite that body still being alive (what they call "brain dead" yet the body and brain can still be kept alive for years while the consciousness that existed in it has seemingly left). I believe there is far more that we don't understand about this subject than we do understand, and not even the smartest minds of our time can comprehend it. We have things like science and faith that try in their own ways to explain and make sense of the things we don't understand, but I don't think we're even close to scratching the surface.
Out of curiosity, and perhaps this deserves its own thread:MacLaren wrote:I believe there are demons. But I also believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and so do the demons - and they tremble at the mention of the Lords name. For they know the Lord will be victorius. Therefore, I don't worry myself with anything really. The Father is in total control.
"Generating energy" in this sense is a bit misleading. Like a car engine, your brain uses energy, turns some of it into work, but the rest into heat, which are all forms of energy. The total "energy" including mass is preserved, but the total entropy (all things considered) increases. Food energy (glucose) that you consumed powers those processes you mention. When you die, what was earmarked for your brain ceases to be needed, and will be broken down, to a point, by microorganism like you said.Evil D wrote:The connection I keep making is that our brains and nervous system generates a considerable amount of energy, and when we die and/or go brain dead, and lose our consciousness, that energy (well, most of it at least brain waves) leaves the body. That energy has to go somewhere, because energy can only be converted from one form to another, it can't be destroyed. But, when we die, all of that energy is released. Some of it goes in the form of cellular decomposition and/or to other lifeforms that break down our bodies, but what about consciousness or "spirit"?
Supposedly according to Hebrew and most Christian traditions. According to others there are also different races and types of intelligent life such as Djinn, nature spirits, elemental s, and many more. Some good, some bad just like humans. One common test of the "entity" is "knowing the unknowable" that priests will use to rule out fakery. There are other tricks as well. If an entity knows your past sins ( that you never told anyone) that is also an indicator of what you are dealing with.Enlighten me....(not going religious here) Are not Demons some type of Angel fallen from the graces of God?
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