Imagine this scenario. Science discovers a way to copy the brain and brain patterns into a renuable medium so that theoretically you could copy your consciousness and continue to exist and 'evolve' as long as you desire to do so.
Would you try it or not and why?
Just wondering if you guys had seen this yet and your thoughts on it.
Looks like the churches are wanting to get into the political arena. They want to endorse cantidates and influence how people vote.
Fine. They can also start paying taxes on all that property.
Added by Wesley on September 26, 2010 at 1:22pm — No Comments
I used to see this in different religious groups where people would become disatisfied with one group and then join another....but the only real difference in perspective was the change of allegiences, the 'mindset' was exactly the same. They would claim great change....but they really hadn't...not very much.
I've seen this with fundamentalist christians who quit christianity, join another religion and bring their fundy mindset right along with them. Everything is interpreted…Continue
Added by Wesley on August 29, 2010 at 9:24am — No Comments
"It is a great tragedy that science, this wonderful process for finding out what is true, has ceded the spiritual uplift of its central revelations: the vastness of the universe, the immensity of time, the relatedness of all life, and life’s preciousness on our tiny planet." Ann Druyan…Continue
Why did an all-powerful, all-knowing being create an ETERNAL TORTURE CHAMBER and fill it with MOST of his creation? Was that THE PLAN?
If that wasn't the plan....it raises the more worrying question (for theists).. Did God's Plan go wrong?
Why did he create a universe where he had to kill himself to save a tiny portion of it?
What is this ultimate purpose for our existence that theists are always rambling on about in their arguments for an…Continue
I've felt the emotional inspirational 'hard to pin down' experience of the 'holy spirit' in church, in prayer and at other times when i was a young believer. As a 'confirmation' of beliefs... I guess if it was the only thing you knew or experienced it would be all you needed. But it is nothing compared to a full-fledged inner 'spiritual' experience.
I grew up the son of a liberal theologian.... not a charismatic, His father, my grandfather, was a mystic. I longed for more than…Continue
Lets not turn into what we despise.
Religion will not be overcome by WAR... by hangings or burnings.....by limiting a persons freedom to believe what they wish.
Religion must be defeated by reason and logic and goodness and justice that are 'better' than what they are offering.
Its doubtful that it will ever be eradicated altogether, but its possible that it might eventually evolve into something helpfull and based upon the natural instead of the…Continue