Study suggests 'born-again' believers have smaller brains

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posted on May, 25 2011 @ 03:16 PM
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reply to post by ELahrairah
 


A true Christian would never tell anyone they are going to hell. That is pure arrogance. God makes those decisions and no one else. No one on this earth is judge and jury. The only job they have is to minister to those who are wanting or asking for help and understanding of the Word.

As far as the "Study" goes, I am pretty sure it is nonsense. Over the many years of my life I have seen studies stating things as fact just to be reversed by another study later on. The human brain is a very complex organ.

I just wonder if the persons that they studied had a section of the brain that actually increased in size making up for the shrinking of the other part?




posted on May, 25 2011 @ 03:17 PM
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Originally posted by ldyserenity
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If the NWO are Pagan, then I have no problems with a NWO!!!!


But somehow I think you meant this as something bad...as if we exterminated the other religions, and swept through countries and spilling blood of thousands and forcing our religion on others.
Is that not what they do through us? Except the forcing part, unless you count things like Christmas and Easter.

And hello, "maintain humanity under 500,000,000..."
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posted on May, 25 2011 @ 03:19 PM
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Uh so according to you atheists don't believe in things that are not proven to them?

What about U.F.O'S, Bigfoot and all these crazy crazy conspiracies? Any smoking gun evidence on the lot?

p.s Most conspiracy theorists are atheist.



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 03:20 PM
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NWO are lucerfarians, not pagans from what I've read. A. Crowely would be a good example of what they believe and follow.



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 03:23 PM
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let me explain in more detail what this BS article
is all about.

George Soros and the NWO knows
that religion is one of the biggest
obstacles to take down the US
to usher in the NWO.

Therefore religion is a main target
for them.

Soros has a huge investment in many
covert networks which fund and attack
religion on multiple fronts.

This is just one such attack.

There are multiple attacks by Soros.

There is another thread here on ATS
right now called "Bible mistranslated"
or similar. This is also a Soros funded
project.

Christopher Tyerman, the researcher
of that BS article is also affiliated with
Soros and has a book at Amazon.com
about the history of the Crusades from
1055 AD to 1500 AD. This research was
also funded by Soros.

There is also another Soros funded
project which has a mission statement
to mix Christianity with Islam with the sole
intent to break down the religious impact
of both.

Soros is a very wealthy evil man who wants
to wipe out religion of all kinds.

Guess who else has the very same agenda ???

Satan and the anti-Christ !!!

don't be fooled, the Bible predicted religion
would be attacked to usher in the anti-Christ.

This BS article is just proof of the fact.



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 03:28 PM
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George Soros and the NWO knows that religion is one of the biggest obstacles to take down the US to usher in the NWO.
But it (religion) has been somewhat manipulated to control people and create conflict. Are you saying they want to abolish this plan, or just creating more conflicts so the people don't know what to think anymore? I'm thinking the latter -- Divide and conquer.
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posted on May, 25 2011 @ 03:31 PM
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Not necessarily bad. Just makes sense if you factor in all of the rituals and general Earth based ideas they have. The pagans want their world back from the religions who've seized and raped her.
However; while I don't agree with organized religion, I do think they have a right to exist. Diversity is what makes our world so unique, and I'd hate to see any peoples or religions go the way of the dodo. If we could find a balance of Earthly repect and religion we'd be set to go.
I'm pagan-ish myself.
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posted on May, 25 2011 @ 03:32 PM
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Originally posted by Cryptonomicon
The Hippocampus


It belongs to the limbic system and plays important roles in the consolidation of information from short-term memory to long-term memory and spatial navigation.

And people are surprised these nitwits can't grasp the concept of evolution. No wonder the mental rejects flock to these types of religions like the Salmon of Capistrano.

pretty smug quote about evolution. Just because you remove the pretext "the theory of" doesnt change it to established fact. The evolution theory is full of holes and inaccuracies. There are absolutley no fossil records that support evolution and every claim of evolving human bones found has been a fake. What is crazier? Believing in a God or believing you come from monkies which developed from the primordial soup? Your ignorance and superiority complex astounds me.



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 03:35 PM
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Originally posted by AdamsMurmur
reply to post by boondock-saint
 



George Soros and the NWO knows that religion is one of the biggest obstacles to take down the US to usher in the NWO.
But it (religion) has been somewhat manipulated to control people and create conflict. Are you saying they want to abolish this plan, or just creating more conflicts so the people don't know what to think anymore? I'm thinking the latter -- Divide and conquer


ALL religions have been infiltrated by
Satan and his minions. For the sole purpose
to destroy God and erase him from the
picture. This is why we see Priests outted
as pedophiles. Gays being allowed to serve
as Bishops, etc..... Satan has infiltrated ALL
religions to destroy it from within.

My advice: do not put your trust in man or clergy.
put ur trust in God. he will guide you but
do NOT let Soros do it. Else you will be
sheep to slaughter. Don't lose faith
my brother.



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 03:43 PM
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Originally posted by Cryptonomicon
The Hippocampus


It belongs to the limbic system and plays important roles in the consolidation of information from short-term memory to long-term memory and spatial navigation.

And people are surprised these nitwits can't grasp the concept of evolution. No wonder the mental rejects flock to these types of religions like the Salmon of Capistrano.


The study also shows that non-religious subjects had a more shrunken hippocampus than the Protestant subjects.

Are people actually objectively interested in the study at all ? Or are people on both sides, as usual, going to pick and choose which parts of the study to believe or disbelieve, misrepresent the findings and base their comments on sensationalist news articles rather than the study itself ?



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 03:43 PM
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Originally posted by Daz3d-n-Confus3d
reply to post by ELahrairah
 

A true Christian would never tell anyone they are going to hell. That is pure arrogance.


absolutely incorrect

God challenges Christians to be fishers of men.
It is their mission to inform others of the salvation
that Jesus Christ offered mankind. Part of that
salvation means that if rejected by man, the alternative
is hell.



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 03:44 PM
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Priest are pedophiles because the OT straight up gives advice on how to "treat" your boy servants. The only rule against it in the Ten Commandments is basically "leave your neighbor's boy alone".
Not saying I don't agree that religions have been hijacked by $h!tty people, but alot of the taboos of religion are just signs of the times that don't really translate into modern society.


eta: Probably why I've never been big into kool-aid.
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posted on May, 25 2011 @ 03:46 PM
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With or without religion THERE WILL BE WAR, IT'S THE WAY OF MAN AND ONE OF OUR IMPERFECTIONS!

short rant over, Get used to the idea.



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 03:48 PM
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Who said kool-aid.......... kool aid
makes you fly.................... lol
also makes your brain bigger



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 03:49 PM
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I never saw a brain in Pitcher Man.... and it'd be easy to see; that dude was transparent.



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 03:51 PM
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reply to post by mkkkay
 


Though unequal in intellect, unfortunately such people have a vote equal to those who can think.



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 03:54 PM
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Originally posted by rigel4
Who said kool-aid.......... kool aid
makes you fly.................... lol
also makes your brain bigger


so does Viagra
patent by Pfizer

which Soros owns 367,000 shares



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 04:24 PM
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off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


 



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 04:34 PM
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My advice: do not put your trust in man or clergy.

Don't lose faith
my brother.

I look inwards for wisdom, where my faith is also rooted.


“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.” - the Buddha


Originally posted by boondock-saint

absolutely incorrect

God challenges Christians to be fishers of men.
It is their mission to inform others of the salvation
that Jesus Christ offered mankind. Part of that
salvation means that if rejected by man, the alternative
is hell.

I honestly can't say I believe this statement though. The alternative (another religion for example, or belief in many more than a single religion) is not eternity in hell, the alternative is just another view of the top of the mountain. We all go there eventually. And the heavens are what decide which fish go back down here and which get to stay longer in the above. That kinda thinking that only a few can be salvaged while the rest are fodder is what is keeping us from oneness, and that's what they want. Unity, oneness, love - these are things they fear. Love is God's "religion", Jesus preached this - and even for your enemies or those who's beliefs differ from yours. You accept the Christ when you accept love for all.


God's infinite love would dictate that the whole "If you don't believe this you are going to burn forever." story is inaccurate. Would Jesus cast Muslims into a lake of fire for eternity because they don't view him as God? Or a Hindu for not reading the Bible? Such thoughts are preventing us from truly being open to each other, and it has for a long time. It creates arrogance in us or makes others feel inadequate. This is "Satan", the ego, the I, the self ("Get thee behind me Satan: thou art an offense unto me. For thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men."). The crucifixion is a great act of crossing out one's ego. You don't have to believe any of this though, unless it makes a lot of sense to you as it does for me.



Sorry for going OT. Although, this whole attack on "born again" Christians is another way of splitting us apart, making some feel inadequate, and inflating other people's egos.

Cheers.



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 04:34 PM
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Does the fact of having a smaller brain really means you are more intelligent than the bigger brains,
like for example the neandertale they had a bigger brain than us





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