It has been my thinking or my questioning for a long time the possibility of why so many atheists seem to have difficulty understanding or accepting
knowledge that is not strictly left brain – provable. Why philosophical understandings or perceptions are usually discounted or downplayed. It is
like: intelligence = evidence! Otherwise, you can be considered foolish by those who count on only provable evidence. Then why do we even have a right
brain? Why only provable evidence, and only through science? Why so limited and narrow? I have come up with an idea that may have some relevance.
I understand the issues so many atheists have regarding God on an emotional level (speaking for many). But I wanted to see if there is a correlation
between the person who believes in a God or power with consciousness, versus one who fights it.
Scientists have discovered the; “God Module.” www.atheistempire.com...
is an atheist article which discusses this phenomena.
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.
A hallucination is a word they use to justify something they cannot understand or possibly accept. It is not a fact even though it is interpreted as
so. Keeping in mind that this is a focused study with overtones subjected from atheist beliefs. It is still a good thing that they are identifying it,
even if they find the need to minimize it.
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?
Or that God is indeed intricately placed in our consciousness from the beginning? But now, it is not necessarily a popular way to believe? Or is not
considered intelligent enough?
"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
Is it possible that those who are dominate in the left brain may not quite access this module? Is there a scientific reason why some may actually be
blocked from this phenomena? Or is it conditioned?
One who is strictly left brain would have a more difficult time believing in something as abstract as God, for there is no empirical evidence. So then
we need to rely on the right side of our brain to “reason” on other possibilities, or evidence. Unless there is documentation or formulas, they
have a hard time! So to be willing to connect to God one must work the right side of the brain to bridge both.
It is like a muscle that needs to be worked. Often one needs to do "right brain" creative work to bridge (corpus callosum) the brain so both sides
can be used. This then broadens the scope of one’s beliefs, or at least has the potential to.
To achieve a higher EQ (emotional intelligence) one needs to work the right brain to achieve higher intelligence and this is done through expanding
our creative side. Either; one that is totally dormant because of reliance on just the left brain, or one that is seldom used.
It is the part of the brain where EQ can be measured (so to speak). It is where "knowing" and sensitivity comes from. "Knowing" when something
doesn't fit, yet may not be able to produce the evidence. It is this “knowing” that confirms the existence of God or anything else that is more
A truly intelligent person uses both sides of their brain. A left brained person relies on formulas and information that they can memorize, while the
person, who uses both sides, does the inventing!
Society has been taught through academia to use just the left side of the brain. This would encourage the absence of God as He must be visited through
our creative right brain. Man places a great importance on academia which can be good, except they have created in a sense, a monster in that; it is
their way or the highway, in thinking. Which produces an automaton society?
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
Since so many feel the need to prove the “believers” wrong, I find that this in itself is revealing. Is it that religion is so unacceptable (which
I tend to agree with) that the atheist must confront the whole God issue?
Is it that unfortunately religion has made such a mess of the belief and teaching of a God that they are to be held reprehensible for their actions
and teachings? I think so! Because God is taught through their eyes. The Bible was written through their eyes, hence, all the mistakes.
So the very thing an atheist measures God by, is paradoxically the very thing they disavow – the Bible.
Has it been made so intolerable for a person to delve into the creative right side of the brain to access a NEW God; one that is not of our Biblical
and religious understanding?
If this comes off in any way as an attack, it is not meant to. I see and hear so much parroting on these forums without as much individual reasoning.
The predicted comment being: “Prove God exists!” Religion has its guru’s just as the atheists have theirs, and both can parrot the individual.