I was wondering what your opinions were on meditative/mystical experiences. I am an athiest, but I also have been practicing meditation for many years. (I had been meditating for quite some time before I became a member of the rational community).
It seems to me that I can't say that somebody *didn't* have an inner experience that they claim they did, nor can I claim that *Millions* of people through out history did not have this inner experience . Furthermore, I can't claim that *I* didn't have it.
It does not follow from these experiences that there is a God, but just "higher" states of conciousness. Or perhaps there is another explanation.