Most people, including myself, can't consciously choose what to belief. It's a compulsion based on the facts we see around us, and the reasoning
skills we're capable of, along with preconceived gestures influencing our perceptions.
I can't just 'choose' to believe in god. I could pretend to, but I couldn't force that the click in my psyche. So, I find it truely contradicting
for a benevolent being to punish or reward me over something I can't control.
This is relevant mostly to some of the posts in response, but also to the guy at hand. His brains doing the same thing, just with the two sides in
dissonance with each other. My question is, if 'god' can understand his problem, why couldn't he understand the rest of ours?
Originally posted by arpgme
But the thing is, God is love, and because love exists it is impossible not to believe in God since love is God and God is love, and therefore both
brains will go to heaven.
edit on 30-8-2011 by arpgme because: (no reason given)
Allah's also love, so it's impossible to not believe in Allah if you believe in love.
The Giant pink unicorn is anxiety, is it impossible to disbelieve the unicorn if you know anxiety exists?
Flying spaghetti monster is contentment. If you believe in contentment, you believe in the FSM.
See how ridiculous this thinking is? I believe in love, but I don't believe it created us, did the worst acts of cruelty ever in history, wrote it in
a book that contradicts a lot of known science, and that everything in said book is true. Your wordplay doesn't hold water.
But, hypothetically. If you're right. I believe in love, so do I automatically go to heaven? If this guy's non-christian half mind can't be
non-christian, and thusly goes to heaven, won't we all go to heaven for believing to god, even the ones who don't?
Completely disregarding the religious side to this, I find this a fascinating psychological phenomena. It makes easy sense how it could happen, but
it's still very interesting.