"So much for Deepak's understanding of Love and consciousness, by not having a chat with Richard again even when not on air or on show... anyway did not like the time limitations as it was an interesting debate, but Richard Dawkins actually…"
"Chopra claimed Freeman Dyson said an atom has consciousness. Here is what Dyson actually said:
“It is remarkable that mind enters into our awareness of nature on two separate levels. At the highest level, the level of human consciousness, our…"
"For several thousand years, humans have assumed that the characters of intention, purpose, design, agency, and so forth exist outside themselves. This might be the only significant assumption Chopra snd Dawkins share. The differences lie in how each…"
"I think it's also about the dropping away of attachments: attachment to self-interest, attachment to desire, attachment to emotions, to mental constructs; to a lot of things. It doesn't mean not having love and affection for…"
"I'd say that spirituality is about the things of the ego dropping away to reveal the core of compassion and reality underneath. The ego contains the conscious mind and self-identity, among other things. It's still needed,…"
"Chopra defined spirituality as self-awareness. I suppose I am more spiritual than I ever imagined. He did lose me on the proposal that atoms/matter retain consciousness. The brain is a marvelously complex arrangement of cells that collectively…"
"From Deepak Chopra's actual statements in this debate:
But my favorite part of the debate (0:27:00): Dawkins calls out Chopra for spouting nonsense and confusion, then Chopra actually claims his woo means something, that others understand it,…"
It was a slow evolution. I knew that while I was in my first year of confirmation class that it was pointless because I was basically being told that I was a believer. I knew I wasn't. Then I started college when I was 19 and that is when I became agnostic then finally atheist another year later.
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