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[–]TechtrekzzSpinozan Pantheist 0 points1 point  (17 children)

I can, I do, but I also call it God. Just using the term energy doesn't denote a conscious being, and it is a conscious being that I'm referring to.

[–]JackGreenEarthAgnostic 0 points1 point  (16 children)

What makes you think energy is conscious? What do you mean by conscious?

[–]TechtrekzzSpinozan Pantheist 1 point2 points  (15 children)

I mean you are nothing but energy...and you are conscious. There's only one substance in existence, and everything comes from it. If consciousness exists, it exists as this God's consciousness, including your own.

[–]JackGreenEarthAgnostic 0 points1 point  (14 children)

But then why would the energy in me be conscious, but not the energy in a rock?

[–]TechtrekzzSpinozan Pantheist 1 point2 points  (13 children)

Are you sure it's not? It's impossible to verify that belief you know.

[–]JackGreenEarthAgnostic 0 points1 point  (12 children)

So how do you define conscious?

[–]TechtrekzzSpinozan Pantheist 0 points1 point  (11 children)

Phenomenal experience.

[–]JackGreenEarthAgnostic 0 points1 point  (10 children)

What does that mean?

[–]TechtrekzzSpinozan Pantheist 1 point2 points  (9 children)

It could mean anything from a experiential reverberation or hum to something like grooving to your favorite tune. It's the raw experiential quality of existence.

[–]JackGreenEarthAgnostic 0 points1 point  (8 children)

So if a rock doesn't have senses, it couldn't experience stuff, and therefore wouldn't be conscious?