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I think there is a kind of Einsteinien cloud hanging over western thinking, where we see time as being a mere calculable property of physical matter. but it is somehow more than that.
Perhaps it might be helpful to think of our own current state of being as a clue: we are body and spirit, our bodies experience time/sequentiality but so do our spirits. Why would the subtraction of our bodies through death automatically remove our spirits from the experience of temporality? If it did, it would result in a kind of circular fallacy- it would imply that time is only a physical property, and that our bodies communicate to our spirits the attribute of physical temporality. But that's something that a spirit could not receive because it is not physical. Thus we are back to the idea that our spirits continue in their experience of temporality after death, not because it is a physical property of being but it is something more.
I also think of how St. Paul mysteriously refers to a 'third heaven'; perhaps this is a reference to God's eternity as opposed to that of created spirits.
Oh the mysteries of His created order :-)
1 year, 8 months ago on No, We Don't Leave Time When We Die
so ... our souls need our bodies in order to experience in this life but can do it on their own in the next life?
so why cannot they do it on their own now?
and what power gets added so they can do it after death? I thought death was a subtraction of the body.
2 years, 1 month ago on Quick Answers on Soul Sleep
marycatelli nor does it prove that the body is 'required' for the exercise of the powers of they soul. what kind of powers can they be if something else is 'required' for their exercise?
sorry. regardless of what has been written about others, the fact is that when I am given anesthesia or go to sleep, I am UNCONSCIOUS. Consciousness is a product of the biological brain and can be blocked there. Remove the biology and the consciousness is GONE. Indeed it makes one wonder what one's 'spirit' really is (other than a simple life energy perhaps). It doesn't seem to have any functionality when one is 'out'.
I appreciate that sacred writers tell us it is not so, and it indeed may not be so for them. But it's hard to get past one's own experience. Awareness can be blocked in the brain, so with out that brain we have none.
I wish it weren't so.