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religion in general

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erock68la Jul 16. 48 Replies

What makes any one religion more valid than another. Of all the cultures that have existed throughout history, all have expressed a belief in something larger than themselves. It has been proven in…Continue

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How I felt when I became an atheist

"freedom from superstition open to intelligent analysis .nonconforming individualist.Free thinker. If only all people felt this way."
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Erock68la replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"It seems like those religions with the goal of the end of personal existence also have the goal of making personal peace with it."
Jul 16
Erock68la replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"@Gregg I guess they do to some limited extent, but their bread and butter has always been appealing to our Id impulses; "sex sells", for example. They barrage and bludgeon us with that stuff. I think they would love to perfect their…"
Jul 16
Geoff Boulton replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"I can just see the pastors, ministers, priests, etc. lining up to see who can induce the most MegaWows in their audiences. Of course, on the flip side, science would be able to quantifiably tell people how they are being fooled. I mean look at how…"
Jul 16
Gregg R Thomas replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"Hasn't Madison Ave. been using "the sense of awe" to sell us stuff for decades? :)"
Jul 16
Erock68la replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"Awesome. Though I suspect such knowledge would most likely be used for things like advertising."
Jul 16
daryl sickler replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"Extremely well said. My subjective sense of awe has never translated into a belief in god. I do feel that i am connected to everything in this universe simply in a way that allows me to understand kindness, compassion and love for humanity. If most…"
Jul 15
Davis Goodman replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"Just from simply scientific curiosity the knowledge we could gain would be immense. To be able to measure which experiences bring a great sense of awe to most people could teach us a lot about evolutionary-psychology, the standard triggers that lead…"
Jul 15
Gregg R Thomas replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"I'm thinking of a device that can pickup on the feelings of another person, like the person you're romantically interested in, we could sell millions of units online."
Jul 15
Tom Sarbeck replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"Forty years ago I briefly considered becoming a Unitarian minister. While most Unitarians are okay people, I decided I wouldn't be able to keep from laughing.  "
Jul 15
Tom Sarbeck replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"Davis, you expressed the hope. Did you perceive a benefit, if someday your hope is realized?"
Jul 15
Gregg R Thomas replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"Hahaha...I guess I will just quit believing in nature. LOL"
Jul 15
Gregg R Thomas replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"Just think of the commercial applications.  Looks like a money maker to me."
Jul 15
Geoff Boulton replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"A short exchange with one of my religious students: student: How can you look at the trees and not believe god exists? (yes, that old argument) me: What about malaria and the more than half a million people it kills every year? student: Oh,…"
Jul 15
Geoff Boulton replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"Talking specifically about wars you have a point, but if you are talking about the number of deaths caused by religious belief the situation isn't so clear. It is, for example, difficult to quantify the number of people who have suffered and…"
Jul 15
Stutz replied to daryl sickler's discussion 'religion in general'
"I'm lost when it comes to this word, too. In common parlance, it seems to be indistinguishable from intuitive thought and/or positive thinking—both of which are simply aspects of human psychology and are entirely mind-based. So I keep…"
Jul 15

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old enough to know better
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stumpled uponthis and am like minded
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Christian
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decided at a very early age that religion is nothing more than superstitious nonsense
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