Originally posted by six67seven
I've noticed lately that a lot of people ignore the "search" function.
Could this group of people be anti-search.
Do you think anti-searchists are part of a religion or a cult?
Seriously this topic has been covered ad nauseum.
This is the first site I have ever seen where the idea that people enjoy and desire to take part in discussion themselves, with other people, in their
own words and personal way of expressing themselves, is not acknowledged.
wierd, it seems to be a pretty universal human characteristic. I can understand why people want to actually initiate a discussion themselves, rather
than just read discussions that took part between other people in the past.
What I don't understand real well is why people that are tired of a subject and have already fulfilled their desire to exchange with others on it
actually click on new threads on that same topic!
I don't think evolution can be considered a religion. But I think you are refering to "religious behavior
" which can certainly exist amongst
people in any sort of focus!
I'm into horses- I know people who are religious about their horsemanship practice.... my husband collects cars and planes, and knows people
religious about their particular interest. They display all the attitudes and behaviors you have listed.
I like what the poster said about science focusing on "how" and religion on "why". This is the difference I see, and why I think this current clash of
people trying to somehow reconcile science with religion seems fruitless to me. It is like trying to argue over oranges and apples.
Though I suspect that this has come about because of the rise in fundamentalism, and looking at religious beliefs no longer as guides and descriptions
of inner life, but rather, literal exterior rule and history books. Taking the "spirituality" out of them.
Evolution can very well be true and religion also, if you do not take the Bible to be a literal history book, but rather a spiritual text, using
things like metaphor and imagery to speak not only to the conscious ego/intellect (Yang), but to rouse and stir the emotional subconscious (Yin) as
edit on 9-12-2012 by Bluesma because: (no reason given)