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How many people here actually have sat in on religious/spiritual discussions with people who aren't completely off their dial insane?
No one I know, Christian, Pagan, Hindu, Jew, or otherwise has ever claimed that their beliefs are verifiable. We all know they're not to anyone other than ourselves. The only people who claim that its verifiable and totally correct and omg-you-non-believer-you're-*gasp*-wrong are fundamentalist whack-jobs, playgans and predators. Not people that should be taken seriously by anyone IMO.
These are all things the brain does. Biology. Nothing magical about it.If I poked the right bit of your brain with an electric wire, I could make you see God.
These are all things the brain does. Biology. Nothing magical about it.
"Yeah, if all the planets had formed from a spinning disc of dust & rock, the moon would be all jaggy round the edges, not smooth."
Well, yes. That's the point. "Spirituality" and "god" is all in your head.
Gandhi once said: “I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”Which is all very clever and quotable, clappityclapclap, but more importantly has about it the ring of, oh-ho-yes, #TRENDINGTOPIX. That man was totally ahead of his time.“I like your Science. I do not like your Scientists. Your Scientists are so fucking Neurotic And Dull.”#ModernGandhism. PLAY ALONG.
Man, this thread is depressing. an secular humanist.I'm not religious in any way but the idea of people shitting all over faiths and spirituality because they're fictions is fucking stupid.
Now, dogma and especially dogma enshrined in law is fucking stupid, but personal faith is not, or maybe it is but it's the particular strain of stupidity that makes us who we are. None of us are perfectly rational beings. We all have faith in something.
Fictions help us perceive and explain our world.
Science can explain the biological process and reason for falling in love, but does that really compare to Shakespeare?