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Originally posted by Skelkie3
1. Stimulation from something you enjoy greatly like sex or a rock concert or church, just ( you understand ) as examples.
Originally posted by Flash_dancer
Is not faith in reason a faith in and of itself? The genuine problem with that is that all pretext of spirituality vanishes in the ensuing existential dilemma. As an observation, the fellow that went Postal at Virginia Tech was probably quite intelligent. His destruction of fellow student’s lives (and their loved one’s lives) was an existential statement. Intelligence without humanism or spirituality gives us just such lovely people.
Originally posted by Clearskies
reply to post by Quazga
She probably lives in 'Stepford'.
I'm pretty average I.Q., myself.
[edit on 19-6-2008 by Clearskies]
Originally posted by Rasobasi420
reply to post by HIFIGUY
Many of the higher educated theologians actually lean more toward an agnostic or even deist point of view over the dogmatic side of things (yes, even Jesuits).
For the most part, those who go to church on sunday, read the bible and only the bible, and think Jesus turned water into wine and fed 5,000 with 7 loaves of bread just don't 'get it'.