What does it mean to be outside of time? As I understand it, time is just a way of indicating Event A to Event B. We start the big bang, tentatively, at Time =0 because we don’t know what events went on before that point. Once we can figure out that barrier, we will change our time reference point back to the next barrier of our understanding.
As I understand it, thought is necessarily linear. How can you have thought without linear time?
What does it mean to exist outside of time?
I understand this is the theology here. But if you were to destroy all the theological evidence, would you be able to recreate your holy texts for this theology? You could for the science books for example. So what about reality indicates that this is actually the case?
Okay. From someone outside of the religion, it seems more likely, to me, that she got pregnant by messing around with her fiance at the time than by divine means. I would have preferred the story of her and her husband creating this person than the deity’s method, since as a husband, I would not want anyone or anything breaking the respect of our married relationship that way. Especially since, during that time, pregnancy out of marriage was potentially a lethal offense for the time. Damaged goods and all that.
What does spirit mean?
Basically I’m coming from the point that the reason that these debates about the supernatural have been going on since the first time we sat around the fire and discussed them thousands of years ago and we haven’t progressed any further with verifying the claims. What it is, how it interacts with our reality, etc. can not be determined independently through investigating reality for ourselves. The source of the supernatural and it’s qualities are all being passed down as cultural tradition. Can you help me distinguish between a cultural assertion and a way to verify these claims?