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Submitted by Mohammed Waza Khiddif Id'ullah (Australia), Jun 6, 2015 at 04:00

"...This, according to one scientist you quoted here, is the realm of "consciousness", something that is not subject to, and cannot be explained by, the laws of physics. "

By current 'laws' of physics. It's only been 120 years since 'science' got its arse into gear - and look how far things have progressed. Assuming a smoot progression over the next 2000 years (as unlikely as that might seem) - imagine how current undersanding will have canged.

"The universe, along with the laws that govern and define it, is finite. Consciousness, on the other hand is -- according to Christian teaching , but also according to some scientists -- infinite."

It's not proven that the univere is finite - no one has yet explained what it is expanding into. Taoim and Buddhism and I guess Hinduism would all agree on this. A scientist who upsets many applecartsbut to me is much closer to reality is Sheldrake - http://www.sheldrake.org/

"Somehow, our brains are connected to our consciousness, while we are in these mortal bodies. "

So it's strange for people to say they can't accept the existence of things they can't see - when they can't see their own consciousness.

"....Christian hope, is that a new universe awaits us after death, wherein our personal consciousness will be connected to a body, much as it is in this world:.."

Many traditions outline the existence of an energy body - the 'soul' body which becomes activated when the owner is plugged in to consciousness. NDE experiencers describe a plane of existence more 'real' than the 3d world we live in. When you think about it, It's only a little bit more astonishing than the fact that we exist in this one now.

What is mindblowing is the number of universal constants that are so precise that if they'd varied by a tiny amount - we would not be here to discuss them.

You might find this interesting reading http://biologos.org/questions/fine-tuning

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