Re: General opening for starters
I on the other hand don't believe in the existence of "time" as a standalone object or concept.
What I do believe in is causality.
As in; The only "time" that exists is now. (Tomorrow does not exist, and neither does yesterday, these are hypothetical concepts that shall never be physical reality.) That now is constantly in a state of flux, and has changed drastically as I write this post on various levels. (Tomorrow is a hypothetical version of now that does not and will never exist. What we call tomorrow will never be "now", because if it were "now", we'd call it "Today". And Yesterday does not and will never physically exist. All yesterday is, is a remembered version of "now" when now has changed sufficiently to leave only the memory of the previous version.)
Those changes are in accordance with causality. As in, they have a cause and an effect.
As such, I do not believe that there is such a thing as a space that exists outside of time, as there is no such thing as existing within time, as there is no "time". Time is a concept we use to express causality. What we call 3 o'clock merely refers to "when the sun and planets of our solar system has completed the required amount of movement/change in position to reach that position". So I still use the word time, I simply use it to refer to causal things.
I do not believe that there is such a thing as a space that exists outside of causality either.
(When I move my fingers across the keyboard, it is within the confines of causality. Every word written is caused by fingers pressing the keyboard, which is caused by muscle movements directing the finger, which is caused by my brain directing the finger, which is caused by my mind's decision as to what to write, which is caused by my reaction to your post, which is caused by my personal experiences and understandings as well as by the contents of your post.. I could go on longer for hours.)
If there is no causality, there are no reasons and no reactions. No cause, and No effect.
The way I see it, and have come to understand it...
Space is not nearly as relative a concept.
Physical space is for physical objects. If an object or a being is physical, then it takes up physical space. If we were to attempt to place it somewhere where no physical space existed, then logically either a) the being will cease to exist, or b) we will not be able to put it there.
Data/information takes space as well. As such, if no space exists to accommodate it, the same will apply.
Spiritual, or non-corporeal entities, are compatible to data in this sense.
Without space, nothing can exist within the "not space", because the "not space" does not accommodate anything within it. There simply isn't any space for anything within it.
So, no I do not believe that beings can exist in a place where there is no space and no time, as I do not believe such a space can be considered to "exist" even if it did, technically, exist.
Secondly, I do not believe something can exist in more than one place at a time. If a being exists in place number 1, then the causal path that would take it from 1 to place number 2 requires it to leave 1, at least to some extent. It can not exist "equally" in both places.
I don't object terribly to the idea that a soul or spirit can split itself in half to inhabit more than one body, but then we can't really say that the same entity is in two places at once either.
See, if I take an orange, and cut it in half, than neither half of the orange is "the orange". It's "half of the orange". That's not the same thing. (oversimplified explanation)
I do however think it's perfectly possible for an incarnated entity, in a human body, to find life as a human difficult for any number of reasons. Many humans, or entities that have lived hundreds of human lives, find human life difficult.
I myself have my problems with it, and I have been here a while.
Do I think it's because of linearity? No.
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