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Religion of Brain Worship Vs. Science as to an Explanation of Consciousness

By Thomas J. Spitzer

The Religion of Brain Worship

The tenants of the religion summarized.

Though no individual brain cell has ever been measured to be conscious, think, feel,  intend or Love Brain Worshipers take it as a matter of faith that a conglomeration of such cells produces all of the above thereby creating the individual and “mind”.

Though no empirical measurement of consciousness has ever been done Brain worshipers take it as a matter of faith that the brain is generating consciousness.

Brain worshipers believe the brain can take electrical vibrations and translate them into subjective seeing and hearing.

The high priests of Brain Worship keep secret mathematical transforms that relate electrical activity or PET activity in the brain to consciousness.

The Brain Worshipers have faith that an unconscious and mechanistic universe created consciousness.

The Brain Worshipers believe that billions of individual brains produce billions of individualized consciousness in millions of species.

 The high priests of Brain Worship understand secret parameters that would allow each

  consciousness to be recognized as being individualized.

The high priests of Brain Worship can explain how each individualized consciousness came to occur at a specific co-ordinate in space time.  In other words though there were billions of other body pairs producing babies before I was born they can explain why my consciousness is paired with my body vs a body that showed up previously or after my birth date.

The governing premise of Brain Worship is order comes out of randomness.  The high priests can explain why I’m randomly created here and cannot randomly be created “exist” somewhere else simultaneously.

The high priests can explain why we can only exist once throughout the entire infinity of time. Why the forces that create us suddenly stop working after we die.

Though it’s obvious we can only know what is in the Mind the priests assure us there actually is a physical universe out there.

The high priests of Brain Worship can look at a bunch of cells in my brain and verify that the tune to “Lets Go Fly a Kite” is embedded there. Without asking me of course.

The high priests of Brain Worship say that because stimulating the brain can produce “hallucinations” that that proves the brain is doing it all.  Though consciousness has to exist in order to perceive these hallucinations in the first place.

Brain worshipers believe that since millions of verifiable perceptions have occurred while  persons have claimed to be out of body that an invisible brain pops out of the head and does the perceiving during these events.

Brain worshipers believe even though metabolic processes are shutting down during trauma the brain still manages to produce a higher level of consciousness then ever occurs during healthy operation.

Brain worshipers believe even though metabolic processes are shutting down during trauma the brain produces rapturous feelings of unconditional Love. Something that never happens in a healthy brain.

Brain worshipers have secret knowledge that explains why during an NDE everyone feels connected to everyone and everything else.

Brain worshipers always claim to be critical thinkers and have science on their side even though they have no mathematics, or empirical data to support their claims.  They claim to use Occam’s razor as to simplest  explanations yet everything they say is convoluted and can’t explain observable phenomenon.



Experiments in Quantum physics have proved that consciousness is necessary to collapse the wave function at both the Quantum and macro levels.

There is no such thing as time.

We can only know about what is in Consciousness and not any actual Universe - out there.  The body and brain are within Consciousness.

Consciousness is a field effect, the Zero Point field, not a point source effect.

Since consciousness is a field effect, the One consciousness expresses in all forms.

Despite appearances of separation and isolation each life form has the same consciousness.

The questions of specific birth at a specific time is irrelevant since the same consciousness shows up in all cases.

The question of billions of individualized consciousness being generated is irrelevant since all consciousness is one and the same.

Consciousness is what sees or hears not the brain.

Any type of perception including “hallucinations”, visions, or dreams are realities in other dimensions that consciousness is tuning into.

During NDE consciousness disengages from the illusion of brain allowing more perfect perception.

During NDE the illusion of separation is gone and consciousness knows itself as being everywhere, everything, and everywhen.

Since only consciousness can know anything then consciousness must know everything.

Since consciousness is the basis of all form it must be eternal.

That which knows everything and is eternal is known as God.

Since we are consciousness we are eternal and one with God.

Since unconditional Love is what consciousness experiences during NDE then we are unconditional Love.

Occam’s razor