Are you saying that there are parts of mental activity that we can trace back to our distant ancestors, that must have existed long before we did? I mean in the same way your parents must have existed "outside of" your current existence? How can you know your parents existed before you did, or their parents? Are you allowed to use logic? What do you mean by "any god like thing"? It's not clear what you're claiming. I have no other way to explain it than supposing. As to being valid: is the experience of listening to music valid, in your philosophy? When it's daytime is the experience of seeing light valid? You don't appear to have understood what I've been trying to say. I'm providing a counter argument to those who claim that it's up to people who say God exists to prove it. By extension it's up to people who claim thoughts and dreams exist to prove it. So they trot out a theory: mind and brain are the same thing, you can "see" thoughts in a MRI scan. Yeah, sure. I would say someone making those kinds of claim has a particular kind of mental abberation, related to their wishing something existed. When they also say there is no proof for the existence of God, this is the abberation again: something they wish were true but which can't be proven true. Of course God may exist and of course the experience I've been talking about may not be God. I've only based that conclusion on things I've read about. But then, it does appear to be a common experience; I also have no good reason to doubt that other people have it, especially since I know other people who tell me they do. You have no good reason to doubt that other people have dreams, but they can't prove it to you. So if you believe you don't have dreams, then supposedly you suspect those people who say they do to be "suffering" some kind of mental abberation, right? If you were blind you would think the same thing about people who who say they can "see", wouldn't you? Or is your argument restricted to only "god like things" and what are those? Well, if everything you experience is a hallucination, you have no reason to believe anything. No reason to believe that you think or feel, or that your parents or anyone else existed before you did. But that would be quite a leap.