The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #62458   Message #1011695
Posted By: Amos
02-Sep-03 - 08:51 PM
Thread Name: Thought a Day: The Hammerskold Paradox
Subject: RE: Thought a Day: The Hammerskold Paradox
Obviously as a group our net conviction about death is that it is an entanglement that cannot be readily sorted out! :>))

As to the matter of beliefs versus mechanics it is very important to keep in view the inherent "plasticity" of thought, a flexibility not shared quite by material things; for example, it is easy for thought to convince itself it is solid and thus experience life as a solid; but it does not appear anywhere near as easy for solids to take on the conviction that they are thought and thus become light, understanding and flexible. It is not a two-way street. Once this is clear it seems to me that the argument gets a little clearer as a result.