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originally posted by: mysterioustranger
a reply to: tadaman
I don't think we need or will ever will be told. What we need is a worldwide acceptance of that which I know to be obviously true.
The only last piece we need is the details and specifics.
If you put tha powers that be together I one room they can't hash out the details amongst themselves. I fear we would continue the same course with different vocab words.
But...for me...no more is necessary......
originally posted by: Blueracer
What will you do when we never get "full disclosure"? And who has the authority to do so anyway? How would they know?
the control falls victim to their own creation of limitations if they don't progress their control methods they get leapfrogged. Still doesn't change anything
originally posted by: Specimen
Slap or bang my forehead into wall, saying "It all makes sense now".
As for future Gods and what not, would an advanced civilization made by the (Insert colour here) of blood, sweat, and tears of haunting grandparents,allow or actually believe themselves to be Gods, even if they were viewed by a species that didn't have the perception beyond common cave people worshiping beings docking on the mortal plain, from the Heavens?
It could have its benefits for the lesser species by doing so, but what about the cons of doing it...Becoming demonized, could have it benefits and merits.
As for views of God, yes, no, but then somehow yes again.
If there was a high or superior power at work, it could have easily left it impressions since the beginning of our infancy and before the invention of religions ,through all time to see, which would go unchallenged...Regardless of what ever the populace thinks.
You know, originally, the purpose of religion, in my opinion, was more like a survival, and way of life guide s that was meant to be taught to, generation, after generation that would more or less ensure the survival of their descendants, where art work or intepration are more or less expressions of perceptions . Almost like an ancient practice of science long before it were considered as such.
Sure people, say if there was no religion, we'd be in space now, but we could of wiped our selves off even easier if we did, there would still be problems regardless.
Personally, I don't think acknowledging the existence of such things would make people resort to barbarism, maybe mysticism, and bring back some old plagues that have cursed humanity. Depends on the person(s).
originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: tadaman
My life and the purpose of life in general is the search of truth. It would be ironic if we finally get that truth and then we can't handle it. I, for one, would rather know.
Just between us those are all kind of the same thing. And evolution, its kind of, its complicated as #.
originally posted by: Dutchowl
a reply to: tadaman>>> My own take is that we didn't just evolve as human beings on our own, we had help along the way. That's not to say that a creator/ God didn't plan for us to be here all along or that we don't have souls. I think we do. Maybe aliens had a hand in our evolving, maybe we're a product of a lesser divine being that wanted us and we're allowed to be due to God's compassion. I don't know. I do think that the evolutionists are just as worried about our origins as are the creationists, no, make that much more so. Creationists have faith and have that without hard evidence. If the evolutionists are suddenly proven wrong, they'll lose all credibility. If science hates anything, its being proven wrong, being questioned and not being able to prove something. I wouldn't worry much about religions losing it, but the scientific communities and secular governments would suddenly find themselves losing the faith of the people and they might be dangerous if that happens.
Although we know Darwin doesn't stand the test of time and science, the acknowledgement of now Saint John Paul II should make the believers think again when they claim the Genesis is 100% accurate.
originally posted by: sapien82
well I think it wouldn't make any difference , as the sphere of your understanding grows as does the surface area of the unknown!