Could the physical world be essentially non-physical?
I've had a lot of time to think about this, being that I don't talk to people. In the past couple of years I have completely denounced my previous religion, Christianity. I still believe that there could be a God, so I don't consider myself an atheist. I just don't buy into what the Catholics are trying to sell me. I definitely believe in a soul, though. Anyway, I started thinking about the nature of reality, and that maybe what we perceive as the material world is, in fact, an illusion constructed by our souls. This could be because we wouldn't be able to comprehend the dimension in which our souls reside. Up and down would have no meaning. Everything would be nothing and everything else at the same time. We needed something concrete, so we created the illusion we are all currently sitting in. There's plenty of evidence of this, like the fact that we can "reprogram" the illusion fairly easily. You can check out the movie "The Secret" for a deeper explanation, but think about the placebo effect. If you believe a certain medication will work, even if it's nothing but a sugar pill, it will usually work.