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Originally posted by AfterInfinity
reply to post by Greatest I am
I don't want to make anyone "bite the dust". I want them to use their critical thinking skills to realize they've put their faith in a faulty vessel that they cannot fix or change. If they put faith in themselves, they can at least improve themselves; that seems much more reliable.
After all, every prayer is answered by ourselves; it's a form of witchcraft, and that's why people refuse to acknowledge it. But witchcraft isn't a bad thing, it's just very potent, and if you don't know what you're doing, you can do a lot of damage. That's why, when our species was younger, we were warned not to mess with it.
Just as you would warn your 5 year old not to play with fireworks.
Noetic science, in the sense of the study of mind power, formed a motif of the bestselling novel The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. According to the fictional Noetic science of the book, thoughts have mass (contrary to the idea that thoughts are weightless). As gravity affects all matter, thoughts do so as well.
mag·ic/ˈmajik/Noun: The power of apparently influencing the course of events by using mysterious or supernatural forces.
Telepathy is communication and in that sense can influence but not in the sense of making things happen.
I do not think that that is what you have in mind.