Well, an inidvidual MUST use the same physical forms of verification to confirm the physical existence of an angel or god or a ghost or anything. Otherwise they cannot claim to have encountered a physical manifestion of such an entity but only a subjective inner experirnce.
We do not normally have subjective inner experinces of cats and dogs. Why assume an angel or a god is any less real than the individual dogs and cats we encounter in life? Use the SAME processes and evidences to verify them ALL. Dont just assume.
Of course a rose requires verification of its existence. Imagine putting a beatufil roes on your dinner table and telling others how beautiful it was only to have them reply "What rose?"
Techniclly it could just as easliy be an hallucination to an individual as an angel. My mother in law regularly hallucinated ocean liners sailing past our front gate in great detail. My grand mother hallucinated rabbits running around the ceiling.
Hallucinations come in all shapes and forms Life requires constant reality checking to ensure the objective existence of walls, food, motor cars, etc. That is "why" we evolved touch sight and other senses to interact physically with the things around us all. They establish, clearly and effectively, what has objective existence and what does not, unless we are in some way dysfunctional..
Perception is a construct MW. It is internal and a product of your beliefs. What ever comes in via your senses is modified and altered according to your world view, it does not make sense to argue that our senses are reliable, they are not. They are spun/filtered to fit our internal reality. Your perception is not reliable anymore then mine is therefore-- it cannot be used as evidence for external reality.
Edited by Sherapy, 11 March 2013 - 04:20 PM.