posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 04:25 PM
Originally posted by fairguy
Originally posted by Haknow
Is this the first step towards the establishment of a world totalitarian state based on scientific materialism?
Couldn't this be a good thing? It's already pretty clear that science can fly you to the moon, while religion can only fly you into skyscrapers.
This is a really ignorant statement. I want to believe you're capable of better thinking than this. Half of your statement is partly true. Great
atrocities have been committed in the name of religion. Some of the worst. On the other hand, some of the worst atrocities in history have come from
secular, non-religious thinking as well.
I do agree, however, that certain religious teachings can lead to a greater propensity for violence in society. These, I think, should be considered
and addressed individually. Part of my reasoning for this, is that a number of great humanitarian works have been done in the name of religion as
well. It is not true that all religions are inherently violent or intolerant-- in fact, this is only true of certain sub-sections of the world's main
On the other hand, part of the reason I find your comment so short-sighted, is that religion does not equate to spirituality. All cubes are square,
but not all squares are cubes, if you get what I mean. IMO an argument like yours wants to call all squares "cubes" throw them onto a fire, and be
done with it..... meanwhile those peace-loving squares are just minding their own, trying to evolve on their own terms....
Likewise, not all spiritual traditions are religious in nature. Spirituality absent of rigid dogma is usually void of much of the conflict found in
some religions. This video/article is not talking about a highly advanced weapon that will destroy just one religious message, or even just one
religion (or even just religion!!!!!!) This speaks of a weapon that targets the "spiritual" centers in the brain. The same centers that are
allegedly activated when one uses technology such as the "god helmet" or when one takes certain "psychedelic" substances (recent studies do
support the latter statement.)
Now I am not saying this kind of technology is possible. However, if you look into the work of Parsinger (sp?) and his work on the "god helmet" you
will see these parts of the brain can allegedly be targeted by EMF. Psychedelic studies have shown that certain drugs can target such brain centers
via chemistry. What we are talking about is the ability to mechanically strip feelings like "awe and wonder" and "connection with something
bigger" etc etc from the human experience.
That is what we're really talking about.