What do you think of people who say they can or want to "commune" with God? Do you think it is possible? What do you think of people who claim to have had "spiritual" experiences?
I spent many years of my life around people who thought they could do such things, and I was unwittingly influenced by them in my younger years. I've found lots of good arguments against the Bible and other religious texts. But the whole communing with God thing, and transcending into some spiritual realm is kind of freaky to me. I haven't heard any good arguments against it (other than just saying anyone who claims it is a liar or has severe mental problems.)
Is it simply a case of people believing what they want to believe; they want to see it/experience it so badly that they imagine it themselves subconsciously and the conscious mind latches on to it as real? Or the mind grabs on to an image it had seen on a television show and projects it like a repetitive memory?