OK Jim, lets look at your claim to be in a higher state of consciousness with a special access to knowledge. This is your claim so I say, show me how I can distinguish your claim from that of a born again Christian who claims to have had the experience of being saved. You both are claiming subjective knowledge that cannot be evaluated from outside.
But you have an advantage in enlightenment. That package comes with the added claim that you can know things that people like me cannot know. Can you express one single thing as evidence that you are functioning on a higher mental level rather than a state of self delusion? There must be some way that you can demonstrate that you actually have a special mental ability with your higher state isn't there? And if there is not, then your state of mind is indistinguishable from any other person whose opinion of their specialness exceeds what others see in them. One more thing. The God you know inside had better keep his trap shut. If he decides that you are the pure vehicle for one single message to us, anything: Lil Debbie cakes are superior to Hostess cupcakes, The Mets will win whatever it is that those teams want to win, Halloween candy corn will cure cancer but only if you eat each section starting with the tip separately, ANYTHING... you will go from enlightened guy to lunatic in the time it takes anyone here to read your message. (Nabbie excepted course) ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <fleetwood_macncheese@...> wrote : As long as you are on the path to know the creator of the universe, as you put it, I am OK with that. I understand that your previous experiences with religion and TM, may have created a confusing concept of God, that you have rejected. No problem, God is endlessly creative, and will no doubt eventually make him and herself known to you, in a way that is yours alone, personally tailored for you. Once God awakes within you, you will know what I am talking about. Otherwise, it is nonsense to the waking state consciousness. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <curtisdeltablues@...> wrote : FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <fleetwood_macncheese@...> wrote : J: Er, Curtis, you are mistaking your failure, for certainty M: I have no certainty and don't buy yours. J: And being very arrogant about it. M: I am the on saying I do not KNOW the creator of the universe. You are saying you do. Perhaps you have redefined this word too. J: Without a sense of pure awareness, not the forced experiences from rounding, that you have mentioned, but the real deal, 24x7, you are basing your conclusions on fantasy, and have no clue about real enlightenment. M: So you know all about my awareness from inside too perhaps? J: Your choice, and so far, a very poor one, just like yer buddy, there, in front of the tube. M: Yeah, I don't buy your claims. Sorry that this frankness makes you feel hostile. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <curtisdeltablues@...> wrote : ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <turquoiseb@...> wrote : From: "curtisdeltablues@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Sunday, October 19, 2014 12:58 AM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Billy Graham: America is Just as Wicked... Atheists do not have to define what they do not believe in. They take the definitions from the believers and find them wanting. Yours included, to the degree that you have spelled out what it is. As usual, Curtis, I am in awe of your ability to interface with idiots as if they were actually worth the time. I keep getting stuck on the "idiot" part. To me, if a person believes in astrology, God, and the Maharishi Effect, that's kinda like the Trifecta of Idiocy. You can't actually become much more of a loser than that. :-) M: Well to be fair, there is nothing I have read hear (Nabbie included) that I didn't wholeheartedly embrace at one time in my life. I don't think of my past self as being an idiot, just a practicer of fallacious reasoning. I was just wrong about almost everything I believed. Simply and earnestly wrong. Kinda humbling really.