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Originally posted by WhoKnows100
Originally posted by GafferUK1981
I'm getting fed up of reading quotes from scripture, some people don't realise it complete nonsense. Why do people feel that they need to memorise this crap so they can regurgitate it to others who don't share the belief.
I like the Christopher Hitchens religious metaphor where he compares a person with religion to a child with a toy. I don't like your toys and I don't want to play with your toys. You play with your toys on your own and don't try give them to anybody else.
Dr. Eben Alexander is giving you "scripture" - unfortunately it's the doctrines of demons as given to you by President Ahmadinejad.
In a murder trial if there is unsummountable proof that the defendant is guilty then it is accepted as truth that they are guilty. Why can't the evidence based system work for religion? I'll tell you why, because billions of people worldwide will have to admit that they have believed in a lie since childhood and if there's one thing more than anything that the human race hate doing it's admitting that they are wrong.
Originally posted by karen61057
Unfortunatly what you say is not really true. Everyone does not have different brain activity for the same stimuli. The same stumuli will produce the same results in everyone as far as brainwave activity is concerned.
Originally posted by Tikiman
...If he was in a coma, that means he wasn't dead. How can someone who is still alive be in heaven? It seems to me that he was just having some realistic dreams and since he couldn't address them consciously, he simply equated it to a real experience....
Originally posted by jtap66
How does one explain the majority of people who die and are revived and experience...nothing. There's a lot more of them than there are people seeing angels and bright lights.
Reports by participants of a "sensed presence" while wearing the God helmet brought public attention and resulted in several TV documentaries. The device has been used in Persinger's research in the field of neurotheology, the study of the neural correlates of religion and spirituality.
The foundations of his theory have been criticised in the scientific press, anecdotal reports by journalists, academics and documentarists have been mixed and the effects reported by Persinger have not been independently replicated. The only attempt at replication published in the scientific literature reported a failure to reproduce Persinger's effects and the authors proposed that the suggestibility of participants, improper blinding of participants or idiosyncratic methodology could explain Persinger's results. Persinger argues that the replication was technically flawed, but the Swedish researchers have stood by their replication.