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but we're also supposed to be frightened by these evil religious people like Palin. You cant have it both way folks.
Originally posted by Epinephrine
reply to post by Quazga
Actually, I find that dopamine or any other neurotransmitter levels raised to the point where they affect one's thinking, behavior, and perception without producing a functional result are dysfunctional and counterproductive.
I think that the most damage being done to society today is from the near-constant dopamine producing behavior that we have in society(sex, drugs, television, music, computer games, social interaction just for fun).
It may not appear as though it is doing harm but I do believe that the collection of these behaviors have caused society to become a lazy, unfocused, and degenerate shell of what it once was
all because of many people's individual choices becoming a culture of "do what you want" and pleasure seeking advertised on television, in music, and in high schools and colleges everywhere.
We've become a nation of chemical thinkers, trained from birth to seek chemical stimulation through elevated levels of our neurotransmitters. I simply chose to become "boring" and attempt to remain clearheaded as much as possible.
I wonder how many people were praying to all kinds of Gods to save their ass on 9/11.
I wonder how many people were praying for God to save their ass during Katrina.
I wonder how many athletes pray for a win.
People have the right to pray anyway they see fit or the right not to pray if they so desire.
If you don't believe in prayer, then why hassles yourself over the way others pray or what they pray for. You don't think their prayers going to work any way.
Originally posted by Quazga
And I stand by the fact that yes.. the attempt to stop anything that is pleasurable will be met with resistance in the human body, regardless of qualification.
Originally posted by alienesque
Originally posted by kettlebellysmith
I don't understand why gays, who are supposed to be the epitomy of tolerance, are so intolerant when it comes to Christianity.
you could have written this..:
I don't understand why blacks, who are supposed to be the epitomy of tolerance, are so intolerant when it comes to racism.
Originally posted by Bombeni
Originally posted by Uniceft17
They can pray untill there faces turn red for all I care. Just know that no one is going to go from gay to straight, they are still gay, just supressing their gay thoughts and not acting on it, which is stupid, their should be nothing wrong with love..
People should be who they are, not who everyone else wants them to be.
[edit on 9/8/2008 by Uniceft17]
Geez don't tell that to child molesters, man/boy proponents and rapists ----- they're standing in line to get their stamp of approval, they figure they're next in line.
Do you believe that it is a good thing to pray that masses of people change something about themselves which has no impact on the people praying?