"what we want most earnestly, we believe most easily."
I too crave escape from the mundane reality of life, but that does not mean I will delude myself in the existence of some concocted fantasy dream world that can only be described as something out of a bad science fiction novel.
The only proof or evidence of OBE's you can seem to give me is that you remember the experience whilst you were asleep and unconscious, i.e. from your dreams. I too have strange dreams but that doesn't make them reality.
Another reason why OBE's are impossible is that consciousness loses all meaning outside your body, as you need your brain to interpret signals from your senses in order to be alert and aware of your surroundings. You claim that your consciousness travels outside of your body, then how can you remember anything, since memory is a property of the brain?
There are also people who claim to have spoken with god and then there are people who claim that everyone is involved in some kind of conspiracy against them. The former are treated as blessed and are welcomed with open arms amongst the majority of americans, while the latter are sectioned as schizophrenics.
This is not just an attack on astral projections and OBE's, but any illogical dogma that is accepted as true without any credible proof or reasoning.
We are human beings, no more than an intelligent hairless ape. We have come a long way since we first stepped out from the jungle, but are by no means at the pinnacle of human evolution. There are many things we don't understand, but that doesn't mean we have to follow some cult (i.e. religions) in order to get answers or believe in some unproven delusions in order to make ourselfs feel more omniscient.
"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?"
Last edited by Radical; 11-06-2006 at 06:16 PM.