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Synopsis: Findings seem to point to a region of the brain commonly referred to as the 'God Spot' or 'God Module', that when stimulated creates hallucinations that are interpreted as mystical or spiritual experiences. This 'spot' is stimulated during meditation and prayer and is affected by electromagnetic fields and epilepsy. The resulting hallucinations may be the cause of mystical, spiritual and paranormal experiences as they can give feelings such as a presence in the room or an out of body experience. For those who experience the stimulation it is explained related to their own personal beliefs; a visit from an angel or lost loved one, an extraterrestrial encounter, a higher plane of consciousness or a visit from God.
Which brings us to the most intriguing conundrum posed by the discovery of the God Spot. It's a double-edged sword shoved right through the heart of the science vs. religion debate, bearing either good news or bad news for the faithful masses depending on how you answer the chicken-or-the-egg question: does it mean that God created our brains, or that our brains created God?
"These studies do not in any way negate the validity of religious experience or God," the God module's discoverers took care to note, plainly anticipating a reception of fire and brimstone from certain quarters. "They merely provide an explanation in terms of brain regions that may be involved."
Most atheists are left brained only. Which explains why they can't see a pattern in actions and events. This is a skill from the right brain which, if missing, causes them to contradict themselves and not even notice it. – From: Sketchy
1Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. 4For he is God's servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience. 6This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants, who give their full time to governing.
Originally posted by MatrixProphet
reply to post by aeroslag
Ya, and who wrote Romans? Was it the conman Paul? Or at least by his secretary?
You still confirmed part of my post: atheism is, or can be, motivated by a hatred of religion and or their interpretation of the Bible.
So one more reprehensible check-mark for religion?
You can say I have a hatred for religion, yes that's correct. The reason being is because it dumbs people down and has them accept anything because "it's Gods will". I have nothing against people of religion itself, because they are usually good people, just a bit confused/manipulated. People who are Religious also claim the bible is the exact word of God, and saying otherwise makes you a hypocrite.
I am an atheist to every religion. I am also a humanitarian. I'm not Leftist, or a Conservative. Politics are a joke. Religion is a scam.
The "God Spot" you are talking about, MatrixProphet, is the pineal gland right in the center of the brain. It releases a neruo-chemical called 'Melatonin', which can also be found in (note this scientifically proven and I'm not one to push drugs or advertise them) 'magic mushrooms.
It is also is believed to be the Third Eye or 'Soul Seat'.
First, I t hink you did a really fine job of framing your thread, and supporting links. That's practically a definition of an interesting thread, at least for me.
I wonder....... are you suggesting that most athiests are right-handed? I wouldn't have thought so. I would've thought that lefties would've been more in that zone, especially those like myself that are pretty much ambidextrious.
I'm an artist. I took a degree in Chemistry, with a minor in Math and Physics.
I have to ponder this a bit. I guess I've never perceived a correlation nor pattern between brain hemisphere/handedness and spirituality.
For the record, I'm not an athiest. I'm an agnostic, with latent Christian tendancies.
perhaps philosphy should be put into schools more prominently, rather than just "God" in general. My reasons being because we now very little about the universe we live in and the true nature of reality (which is being suppressed from the masses by the ruling elite). We need a better understanding of physics and quantum mechanics before we come to any conclusions
Yah, I'm even an atheist to the Atheist church. (wow, a paradox)
the only things I believe in besides my above post is that everyone is psychic and can unlock it, and the conspiracy theories at this awsome site.