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Originally posted by The Killah29
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'.
Originally posted by Watcher-In-The-Shadows
reply to post by Welfhard
No, merely commenting on the actions I see as opposed to blindly accepting assurances to the contrary I have yet to see materialize. And further more I am not disagreeing to be disagreeable, I am disagreeing because I disagree. Don't flatter yourself into thinking I mark you up for any special treatment please.
Main Entry: 3mere
Inflected Form(s): superlative mer·est
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin merus; akin to Old English āmerian to purify and perhaps to Greek marmairein to sparkle — more at morn
Date: 15th century
1: having no admixture : pure
2obsolete : being nothing less than : absolute
3: being nothing more than
Originally posted by MatrixProphet
reply to post by Dark Ghost
PS: OP, I do not mean to attack you personally, I just think you do not understand what you mean when you use the term "Left Brained"
No, I know you don't. I completely understand how both work. But you must separate behavioral science from neurological or chemical/biological psychology. You are only talking the medical end and not the behavioral end.
So you reckon that if a person is, shall we say, emotionally challenged, that they may be unable to or have difficulty with knowing God (on the obvious assumption that god exists in the first place).
And is that also to say that a person cannot know this god purely in a logical and rational capacity?
Also you should drop this right-brain/left-brain "analogy" because it's misleading.
Originally posted by badmedia
Originally posted by Amagnon
reply to post by badmedia
Well, looking for Bill Gates in your computer and looking for God in the universe seems to be a fair analogy, and if it then we can interpolate it.
Not many people claim that Bill Gates personally fixed their software, or that he spoke to them through their software and gave them secret messages that disappeared after writing, or that they simply thought about Bill Gates every day and they got a free software upgrade while they were sleeping, or that when they had a crash it rebooted with a brand new upgrade that had never been seen anywhere before, or that Bill Gates installed all software on all computers 6 days ago - and before that there was no software.
But just because it is not "out there" does not mean it is not to be found. It just means it's not "out there".
As for the rest, a claim is just a claim. No way to know if it's true or not. Thus you can not honestly say the claim is true or false based on the claim itself. I don't take peoples claims as true, but that doesn't mean they are false either. It's just that persons claim. I know there are plenty of things that happened in my life that were crazy etc that I couldn't prove. Doesn't mean they didn't happen.
I personally equate such thinking as not believing a person who seen something happen until it appears on the news.
Until you realize what is "you", then you will never understand. You think you are part of the physical and flesh. Therefore it is impossible for you to understand anything beyond that. These things are simply possessions.
But creation as science can prove is based on logic and laws. And consciousness does not follow these things because it is not of this creation. Your body and brain follow these laws, but your consciousness is that which allows you to "be" and to observe. Without it you would just be like this creation, unconscious and following the laws of action and reaction.
If you want to find god, then find out who/what you truly are, rather than finding physical attachments to define yourself.
First off, New here. This is a great site. Many threads I have seen have great views and arguments. Just reading them has helped me to question and understand my own beliefs better. This thread in particular, has been both enlightening and entertaining. I wish to thank the OP and everyone else who has contributed, even if I personally thought you were way off wrong.
Your assumption that people have a "natural" instinct is false. People know bits of information here and there, and unknowingly make a connection.
Originally posted by MatrixProphet
Thank you. Yes, I do not expect most to agree with what I am saying and I don't expect others to have had the training and education in human behavior that I have had.
The point is, and you said it, is to question. We may not always agree with the answers, but if I have made someone think, this is a step forward.