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The "God" found in psychoactives

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Smith Dec 11, 2013. 34 Replies

A lot of people have relative / similar and sometimes even identical philosophies and beliefs after enough experimentation with certain drugs. A few nights ago I watched the Bill Hicks special on…Continue

earth vs the spirit, atheism vs happiness.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Reggie Jun 4, 2011. 2 Replies

it seems like I am always split between one or the other.when i'm in a spiritual mood / mode, reality can become quite distorted... even to the point of sensual distortion sometimes. on the other…Continue

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David Smith replied to Zach Hooper's discussion 'The "God" found in psychoactives'
"your body and your choice, so long as it doesn't affect others.  As far as what happens while on hallucinogenics, while you mind is altered in such a way, you really cant trust the conclusions you draw up on most things, particularly the…"
Dec 11, 2013
Jeff Bissonnette replied to Zach Hooper's discussion 'The "God" found in psychoactives'
"I do not believe that any 'spiritual' experiences under psychedelic influence are anything more than the effect on your mind. LSD has been very beneficial to me on the way I view many, many things, but there is absolutely nothing spiritual…"
Feb 16, 2012
Charlie Sellers replied to Zach Hooper's discussion 'The "God" found in psychoactives'
"Dont feed into morons like him. I dont do drugs for a variety of reasons. I do not think anything natural is bad. The minute you start touching meth, crack, heroin, etc. is BAD juju. Ive smoked marijuana a few times just for the sake of it, and…"
Sep 2, 2011
Zach Hooper replied to Eric Rohn Estes's discussion 'Atheism and mind alteration'
"DMT should have it's own thread here. "
Aug 15, 2011
Zach Hooper replied to Eric Rohn Estes's discussion 'Atheism and mind alteration'
"I can't speak for everyone, but all of the cannabis users I know don't smoke to cope or to hide from life or because they need it, they smoke because it's fun and social."
Aug 15, 2011
Zach Hooper replied to Araina's discussion 'Can We Trust Any Source of News to be Unbias and Fair?'
"I have an NPR app on my phone, which is where I get most of my current events. Im a mass communications major so I learned all about media literacy. It's good to watch shitty news like Fox and CNN just for the topics, i ignore their opinions on…"
Aug 15, 2011
Zach Hooper replied to Eric Rohn Estes's discussion 'Atheism and mind alteration'
"Hahaha, what is mooyrhedlkatcmafet?"
Aug 15, 2011
Zach Hooper replied to Eric Rohn Estes's discussion 'Atheism and mind alteration'
"I didnt self medicate myself, I wanted to get high. Easy as that. Also I may add that it has brought me closer to a lot of family members and friends, and also boosted my artistic skills... I draw better and learned guitar and piano. Now, I do take…"
Aug 14, 2011
Zach Hooper replied to Eric Rohn Estes's discussion 'Atheism and mind alteration'
"This guy, thank you. Sassan I can post more relevant studies that say marijuana is good for you. I'm not saying it's good for you, but to each his own. I don't have ADHD and I think it's very ignorant to say adderral is better…"
Aug 14, 2011
Zach Hooper replied to Eric Rohn Estes's discussion 'Atheism and mind alteration'
"I appreciate your respect but I'm not wasting time. I've learned more in the past few years and I've been stoned. I never used to read, now I read daily. I used to bs school and now I'm motivated to graduate from this university…"
Aug 14, 2011
Zach Hooper replied to Eric Rohn Estes's discussion 'Atheism and mind alteration'
"Source for psilocybin kills brain cells? I just looked at a handful of sites that said otherwise. Alcohol kills way more brain cells, is consumed more heavily and more often"
Aug 14, 2011
Zach Hooper replied to Eric Rohn Estes's discussion 'Atheism and mind alteration'
"No I realize the effects of marijuana and I like them. It's fun, hence why I do it. Yeah, it can cause depersonalization, but I call that being stoned. I used to smoke daily, for a few years, I cut down but not tremendously. This semester is…"
Aug 14, 2011
Zach Hooper replied to Eric Rohn Estes's discussion 'Atheism and mind alteration'
"Haha, naive? You just sound like you hung out with the wrong crowd. Different strokes for different folks, some people are more strong minded than others. I'm definitely not a psychedelic abuser, only pot. I rarely drink or eat fast food or…"
Aug 14, 2011
Artor replied to Zach Hooper's discussion 'The "God" found in psychoactives'
"I wouldn't know. I rarely try to analyze my dreams. But I know that insights can be found there as well; Elias Howe was inspired by a dream and invented the first sewing machine. But confirmation bias is a danger in any intellectual activity.…"
Aug 14, 2011
Stephen Walski replied to Zach Hooper's discussion 'The "God" found in psychoactives'
"What your saying has no more merit then dream analysis. A person tends to find what they are looking for in examination of events they experience."
Aug 13, 2011
Artor replied to Zach Hooper's discussion 'The "God" found in psychoactives'
"It sounds like you're really into the mushrooms dude. It's great that you're shaking up your worldview, but there are a few things to keep in mind. Firstly, if you're fucked up, remember that YOU ARE FUCKED UP. Anything you might…"
Aug 13, 2011

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Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic, Buddhism, Other
About Me:
Grew up moving around the Western hemisphere with a light christian mother and a semi-buddhist vietnam veteran father. Became atheist when I moved back to Texas from South America at age 15, when I could actually begin questioning things on my own. 5 years down the hole now! Yeah!
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Surrounded by morons, need some intellectual activity
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because the real answer is somewhere, and if I don't find it then at least I can say I was real.
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