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posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 02:39 PM
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Originally posted by Annee
I'm also saying - you can have these experiences and not attribute them to a god.

I do believe there is a scientific explanation. Even if that science understanding is beyond what we know today.

Science is great - - but still limited to known knowledge - - or theory based on known knowledge.


Exactly, and we are just scratching the surface of human knowledge with the relatively young scientific method. And it appears to be that all the things that happen have natural explanations - that is things that do not require supernatural intervention of any kind, including deities. But our era of scientific inquiry is still young and the universe is still a strange place to us.




posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 08:09 PM
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A lot of great mathemeticians and thinkers had quite normal brains.



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 08:24 PM
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Originally posted by traditionaldrummer

Originally posted by ChickenPie
Your claim: morality is subjective. It's worth noting that you didn't say you believe morality is subjective. If that claim is true, then it implies certain things. One of which is that God does not exist, because God would be objective morality.


And there's your claim. Back it up.

Prove the existence of this "god", then establish your assertion that this "god would be objective morality".


All it implies is the subjectivity of moral law... it has no bearing on "god".


After all , morality is subjective and there is no basis for it being anything but. WHat role god has on morality? WHat "god" are you speaking of?

IF you want to argue on the point of the "Christian" god and its teachings (i.e. Jesus) Then the morals would be subjective because it is based on that god's viewpoint. Would his views on adultery , slaves , disobedient children and basically all the Jewish Law be yours also?

What is it is the Islamic god? Hindu? Pagan? Xanu? Which one?

We provide the moral groundwork for ourselves and it comes from nothing else. We see suffering and either disagree or agree with the spectacle. We see a moral dilemma and assume we know what would be "just".

When people say "Morality comes from god ." I wonder from what god do they speak? I also wonder if they have ever read anything on morality and ethics. :bash:



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 08:35 PM
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Originally posted by IamBoon
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A lot of great mathemeticians and thinkers had quite normal brains.


And you know this how?

As brain scans is a new science?



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 11:13 PM
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Originally posted by Annee

Originally posted by IamBoon
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A lot of great mathemeticians and thinkers had quite normal brains.


And you know this how?

As brain scans is a new science?


Read about Einsteins brain and the invention of the MRI. A lot of neurologists and scientists were thinking exactly what you were. MRI's let scientists "look" inside a brain with amazing fidelity.



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 11:24 PM
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Originally posted by IamBoon

Originally posted by Annee

Originally posted by IamBoon
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A lot of great mathemeticians and thinkers had quite normal brains.


And you know this how?

As brain scans is a new science?


Read about Einsteins brain and the invention of the MRI. A lot of neurologists and scientists were thinking exactly what you were. MRI's let scientists "look" inside a brain with amazing fidelity.


I believe you mentioned multiples. Now you mention one?

Einstein had more glial cells to neurons then the average person.

Funny thing about the internet. You can always find something to support your position.



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 11:46 PM
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I know! Scientists have studied many people and have found that it is more in the way the brain communicates than any physical trait.



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 12:20 AM
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Originally posted by IamBoon
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I know! Scientists have studied many people and have found that it is more in the way the brain communicates than any physical trait.


Where's your link?

I have noticed you like to spout off a lot.



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 04:20 AM
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I do not spout off I just like to usually contain evidence and logical arguments in my posts rather than making baseless statements and considering it helpful.

I admit my statement was wrong and scientists are finding more evidence that the way your brain develops as an infant effects intelligence.

www.howstuffworks.com...

[edit on 5-8-2010 by IamBoon]



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 10:32 AM
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LOL Maybe you just look like you spout off a lot from your Avatar.

Thanks for the update/correction.

I've watched a couple documentaries on detecting behavior through brain scans.

Some hope to incorporate it into the mental health field for early diagnosis. But its still in its early stages of study.

There's still a lot we don't know about the brain.

[edit on 5-8-2010 by Annee]



posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 11:10 AM
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Do you worship Atheismo or just science?

[edit on 6-8-2010 by 547000]



posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 11:44 AM
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Originally posted by 547000
Do you worship Atheismo or just science?

[edit on 6-8-2010 by 547000]


WORSHIP - please explain your question.

1 : chiefly British : a person of importance —used as a title for various officials.
2 : reverence offered a divine being or supernatural power.
3 : a form of religious practice with its creed and ritual.
4 : extravagant respect or admiration for or devotion to an object of esteem.

www.merriam-webster.com...



posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 01:02 PM
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Originally posted by 547000
Do you worship Atheismo or just science?

[edit on 6-8-2010 by 547000]


While some atheists worship Atheismo and others the Flying Spaghetti Monster, nobody worships science that I know of. Any atheists that worship something don't seem to be atheists to me.

I worship nothing since there are no gods and worship itself is an illogical and silly activity.



posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 01:11 PM
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Originally posted by traditionaldrummer

I worship nothing since there are no gods and worship itself is an illogical and silly activity.



There's an Atheist Bible and Atheist God?

That doesn't even make any sense - - if Atheism is a non-belief.

Is it a joke? Did some anti-Atheist create it?

Sounds more like Satanism to me. Which of course - is not Atheism.



posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 01:17 PM
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Originally posted by Annee

Originally posted by traditionaldrummer

I worship nothing since there are no gods and worship itself is an illogical and silly activity.



There's an Atheist Bible and Atheist God?

That doesn't even make any sense - - if Atheism is a non-belief.

Is it a joke? Did some anti-Atheist create it?

Sounds more like Satanism to me. Which of course - is not Atheism.


I believe "Atheismo" is a fictional being from a religion in a cartoon.

The "Flying Spaghetti Monster" is a deity from the parody religion "Pastafarianism"

Atheists don't actually worship anything as I'm certain you know..



posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 01:20 PM
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Originally posted by traditionaldrummer

Originally posted by Annee

Originally posted by traditionaldrummer

I worship nothing since there are no gods and worship itself is an illogical and silly activity.



There's an Atheist Bible and Atheist God?

That doesn't even make any sense - - if Atheism is a non-belief.

Is it a joke? Did some anti-Atheist create it?

Sounds more like Satanism to me. Which of course - is not Atheism.


I believe "Atheismo" is a fictional being from a religion in a cartoon.

The "Flying Spaghetti Monster" is a deity from the parody religion "Pastafarianism"

Atheists don't actually worship anything as I'm certain you know..




OH OK - - Thanks.

Yes - I thought Atheismo sounded like a cartoon character. Reminded me of Orgazmo.

Of course Atheists don't worship anything.

[edit on 6-8-2010 by Annee]



posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 01:43 PM
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Like religious people worship God, and seem to know he/she/it has rules....

I worship an Invisible Pink Unicorn, don't ask how i know its pink. =)

Peace

[edit on 6/8/10 by awake_and_aware]



posted on Dec, 24 2010 @ 02:11 AM
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my simple thing with it all is that i dont talk about it period. unless some gets in my face and trys to convert me then i ask for real facts backed by science then they get pissy and say there praying for me and rageahol and stop talking to me thats peace among men and accepting and loveing your fellow man. lol



posted on Dec, 24 2010 @ 10:18 AM
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What i have a problem is this nonsense being preached to children, destroying their critical thinking faculties, often through a wager of fear, threats of hellfire and such like.

I also have a problem with theocracy encroaching on democratic free society.



posted on Dec, 24 2010 @ 10:31 AM
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Originally posted by cronotrigger30
my simple thing with it all is that i dont talk about it period. unless some gets in my face and trys to convert me then i ask for real facts backed by science then they get pissy and say there praying for me and rageahol and stop talking to me thats peace among men and accepting and loveing your fellow man. lol


My atheism is not a huge part of my identity outside of the internet. On the web it serves as a great point of contention and discussion, often (as you can see from this thread) heated and fiery. Outside the web, it only becomes an issue if others choose to make it so - otherwise I never discuss it....




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