Don't have much to add to that part of your post I'm excluding. We seem to pretty much be in agreement.
There's no proof. Unless you count various accounts of altered states of consciousness to be proof (not just drugs, but states brought about by meditative practices, fasting, etc), which I do not.Originally Posted by TheWalrus
You'd probably have to ask a Hindu about that last part.
I like your pad Rob. Id love to have a place like that if I were a single man.
Bill Belichick on "putting the tape on"
That Latin phrase expresses the same basic idea as the "first cause" argument I brought up earlier. However if we -- meaning the universe -- has a cause, then that cause must also have a cause, and that one a cause, all the way back to infinity. "God" cannot be that cause because God must also have a cause. It's why the Anthropic Principle is so useful. Even if it's impossible to get something from nothing... we're here. Therefore it must have been possible anyway.
I was once a normal kid
Till the Devil came down and flipped my lid
He gave me a switchblade and he gave me a muse
Then he vomited acid all over my shoes
be honest, do these jeans make my martin look fat?
I can't stop laughing at this.