I do realize that I may be opening a pandora's box with the Jesus - speak, but MBT is a theory of everything, and everything does seem to fit. Tom stresses many spiritual concepts in MBT. most of these concepts are not new. In fact they are very old ideas. The digital reality may be a new concept, and the quantum mechanics, probability distributions and PMR ideas are relatively new terms, but they also discribe old ideas very effectively. I have been looking for the common threads in all religions for quite some time and I have found many. If you compare the difference between (most) christian and rosicrucian ideologies it is basically that the christians say god became man, while the rosicrucians say man became god. The rosicrucians were considered heretics. similarly, The sufi's seek the path of love and unity, but are considered infidels by most muslim sects. The hindus also have their mystics that teach the unity of all things, and very intricately describe the illusion of this PMR, and the path to realization of the divinity within all people and things, while there are hindus that prefer to simply worship the gods and planets.
Personally, I do not subscribe to any one of these religions, but I do see the value of the teachings. If we apply the teachings (with practice) to ourselves, we will make spiritual progress towards love and unity.
Basically I agree with you when you say this is simply a work in progress, and I enjoy the exchange of ideas and information. I do hope that my comments do not offend
love is the answer
While I will occasionally make a pain in the ass out of myself when someone appears to diss the Nazarene or certain denominations, I also recognize that MBTOE is spirituality "for the rest of us", as Tom has said. The rest of us in this context is those who cannot or prefer not to approach AUM through the poetic language of the right hemisphere or the primal language of theism.
The intent then of MBTOE is to approach AUM through the technical language of the left hemisphere, and out of respect for that intent, and to avoid scaring people, I try to use the language of MBTOE, and restrain my religious impulses, though I occasionally can't resist a self indulgent lapse into gospel speak!
Perhaps you may have come to the same conclusion that I have come to, which is that the vibe that Tom gives off is the same that comes through the gospels.
It might be nice to have a place for graduates of the Christian system to gab about MBTOE off to the side somewhere where we would not disturb people.