Thursday, February 02, 2006
Invalid Materialistic Assumptions
Materialists assume that the mind cannot consciously survive death. This assertion assumes without proof that consciousness is a physical function/mind is a function of matter. Contrary to epiphenomenalism, the body could very well be an independent spirit's instrument which still exists after the body (instrument) dies. The mind does not depend on the brain just because certain mental functions can be explained in physical ways. Mind and brain could interact without being the same. The evidence affirms the existence of spiritual beings: God, angels, demons, and Satan; these entities are conscious without a physical body gateway to the world. The possibility remains that after death we can still be conscious of ourselves, God, and another world. Modern physics make materialism inadequate and materialism commits the reductionist fallacy. A myriad of empirical data shows that mind is causally prior to the brain-body. The evidence also suggests that non-human, immaterial intelligent agents exist, and that they can sometimes take control of a human's body and brain. Mind is not reducible to matter.