Materialism is a form of philosophical monism which holds that matter is the fundamental substance in nature, and that all phenomena, including mental phenomena and consciousness, are identical with material interactions. – wikipedia
Materialism is a logically absurd philosophy that is destroying life.
We are nearly all materialists, we all believe that the world is made of stuff called matter. We have been taught that it is true. When it comes to who we are, material philosophers will argue that consciousness arises somehow out of the complex interactions of neurons. They can say this because they study the brain and conscious experience and it appears that there is a link between them, certain areas of the brain “light up” depending on what kind of experience is going on.
Neuro scientists, most of whom are materialists, believe that what we call reality is really only a pattern of neurons firing, what we “see” is not the actual object, but the neuron activity that interaction with the (unknowable) object creates. To the materialist, we are like televisions. Electromagnetic energy, or some kind of energy, enters the TV set (our 5 senses) and gets converted into an image , a sound , an experience, and that is what we call reality out there, the sound and light show in our brain.
So there is no way of knowing what is “really out there”, a soup of energy, buttermilk, reality is all in the head.
Not a very impressive theory.
But it gets worse, the materialists (scientists, doctors, and others like them) simply shut their eyes and their minds to the logical fulfillment of their own idiotic belief system, sorry scientific truth!
Somehow, our brain gets separated from the unknown world “out there”. There is no way of knowing what a flower is really, but we all have a brain that is for sure!
Is there any difference between my experience of observing neurons and that of watching say a tree?
So, if my experience of the tree is really just a mysterious effect of neuronal behavior, then the same is true for my experience of a brain. In other words even my brain is all in my head!
So if the tree does not “really” exist, logically neither does my brain.
This is simply ridiculous, yet we have all fallen for this bullshit for the last few hundred years, with the result that we are destroying each other and the earth.
Why is it destroying life on earth? Because is separates “You” from “Reality out there” and that allows you to treat “reality out there” as being different from who “You” are, rather like saying because you are not like me, you are worthless. As this separation is based on a ridiculous lie, then the effects of actions based on the lie cannot be expected to be life enhancing, they go against the flow of life, against truth.
So what is the truth?
Well, if you are reading this, that is truth. If you are looking out the window, that is truth. Whatever is happening in your life is truth. You look at a tree, that tree is not separate from you, it is part of your consciousness, it IS your consciousness. Whatever is going on in your consciousness is truth. All experience is consciousness only. If the tree appears to be separated from you, that is only an appearance, based on your mistaken belief that you are your body and that consciousness is in your brain. The tree is in your consciousness in exactly the same way that your body is in your consciousness. Where do “You” end and “Not you” begin?
Are you your toe nail? Are you your hair? Are you the dead skin that covers your body? Are you the nerve that causes you to feel pain if you bite your finger? Where do you start and where do you end?
“You” are just a concept in consciousness, just like the tree, they are the same. There is no other reality “out there”. So “I” do not “have” a brain, nor do I “have” the watch on my wrist, it is all an experience in consciousness, there is not other way to describe it, so it must be true.
Consciousness is not created or destroyed, for it is every thing.
and if it ain’t got that swing, then it don’t mean a thing!