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Is religion a mental disorder?

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posted on Nov, 23 2013 @ 02:20 PM
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reply to post by SHgNaTrinityinme1333
 


The physical is only half of your current reality




posted on Nov, 23 2013 @ 02:22 PM
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SisyphusRide
I don't know where you're from... I practice American Free Speech...


So?
I am not preventing you from voicing your opinion in anyway...that's a dreadful mischaracterization on your part and had I actually done that, the specific posts you are thinking about would have been removed, as was the case with KellyBear. I'm just pointing out where you are wrong.
I can understand why you find that upsetting but do you actually mean to tell me your free speech somehow trumps mine?
Is that how you think this works?

-Peace-
edit on 23-11-2013 by Eryiedes because: Correction

edit on 23-11-2013 by Eryiedes because: Typo



posted on Nov, 23 2013 @ 02:25 PM
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Eryiedes

SHgNaTrinityinme1333
Perspective my friends, its all about perspective.


This is false.


truth is subjective, it is always subjective... there is no objective truth.

source : philosophyforums



posted on Nov, 23 2013 @ 02:29 PM
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Humans spend most of their time abstract thinking,. Look around you, EVERYTHING was abstractly created first and then we made it or proved it. You can't even make your breakfast without first creating it in your mind.

So, why is religion out of the norm for how our brains work? We think of questions within out brains that we want answers to and then we abstractly crate those answers that may or may not be correct.

I would be surprised if we didn't have religion. We would most likely not have science or math too and be living like our chimp cousins. Just because it is a big question to answer and people have faith that the answer is correct doesn't make it any different than a scientist trying to answer a much smaller question that started as a thought.



posted on Nov, 23 2013 @ 02:31 PM
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Eryiedes

SisyphusRide
I don't know where you're from... I practice American Free Speech...


So?
I am not preventing you from voicing your opinion in anyway...


no man...

source : brought to you by Carls Junior -Idiocracy


edit on rd325713p02u57R32 by SisyphusRide because: ...almost forgot the source



posted on Nov, 23 2013 @ 02:31 PM
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SHgNaTrinityinme1333
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You have a very mixed up view, exploitation of the young? I see you have a very deep hatred of religion. Every single ideology a person can have whether its religious or something more dense like evidence and fact can be dangerous for a person depending on how that ideology has left the world for him to perceive.


You have also ignored the OP because ideology effects the brain like a drug.
It rewards the brain identical to when a junkie recieves a fix meaning the EXACT same brain regions light up when defending said ideology.

(It also explains political ideology and even internet trolls.)

Ideology is poisonous to the human condition and all the emotional appeals in the world will not change that medical fact.
Try again.

-Peace-
edit on 23-11-2013 by Eryiedes because: Correction



posted on Nov, 23 2013 @ 02:32 PM
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This guy gets it



posted on Nov, 23 2013 @ 02:35 PM
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SisyphusRide

Eryiedes

SHgNaTrinityinme1333
Perspective my friends, its all about perspective.


This is false.


truth is subjective, it is always subjective... there is no objective truth.


So, by that logic, when I tell you exposing your hand to open flame for an extended duration will result in a serious burn you actually believe this is a subjective observation of truth?
Forgive my use of the word but I pray you are joking.

-Peace-



posted on Nov, 23 2013 @ 02:37 PM
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I understand your point. Having been raised Roman Catholic, I lost my religion about 30 years ago. It is most superstition and guilt, but organized religion does accomplish some good things. The dark side of the religious is positively barbaric.

But the question regarding the negative connotation of the term 'conspiracy theorist' is very relevant. The masses must be kept in thrall, and painting those who question government as being dangerous is a bad thing. It sets citizen against citizen, and that's a bad thing.



posted on Nov, 23 2013 @ 02:38 PM
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Eryiedes

SisyphusRide

Eryiedes

SHgNaTrinityinme1333
Perspective my friends, its all about perspective.


This is false.


truth is subjective, it is always subjective... there is no objective truth.


So, by that logic, when I tell you exposing your hand to open flame for an extended duration will result in a serious burn you actually believe this is a subjective observation of truth?
Forgive my use of the word but I pray you are joking.

-Peace-


ask a Buddhist...

or someone who can't feel pain (congenital analgesia)



posted on Nov, 23 2013 @ 02:38 PM
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Ironic you go against the actual meaning of ideology so you can mold it into your argument. Again ideology is a set of ideas, you have an ideology everyone has an ideology it doesn't effect the brain like a drug because it is a compulsory outcome of having one. Read up on your sociology and psychology.
edit on 23-11-2013 by SHgNaTrinityinme1333 because: ideas not idea



posted on Nov, 23 2013 @ 02:39 PM
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well first thing that happens in the video is he tries to establish that if there was only one christian in the world, people would think he was crazy. then he lists off the reasons for why they would think he was crazy. that is strawman evidence as far as i'm concerned. you can't establish a psychological profile on trumped up charges and then consider it real evidence. i will listen to the rest if you can guarantee me that it has nothing to do with his initial strawmen



posted on Nov, 23 2013 @ 02:41 PM
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I believe she asked you to refute the medical and psychological data concerning this. Not your own interpretation of what he said.
Please...try again.

-Peace-



posted on Nov, 23 2013 @ 02:44 PM
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SHgNaTrinityinme1333
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Ironic you go against the actual meaning of ideology so you can mold it into your argument.


I have molded nothing and your statement establishes YOU too have ignored the OP material in your quest to counter facts with ascertion.
Well done!

-Peace-



posted on Nov, 23 2013 @ 02:46 PM
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You have and I haven't, I'm just saying it doesn't apply when you look at the bigger picture.

Look at the bigger picture.



posted on Nov, 23 2013 @ 02:48 PM
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SHgNaTrinityinme1333
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You have and I haven't, I'm just saying it doesn't apply when you look at the bigger picture.


By bigger picture I can only assume you refer to god?
Sigh....

-Peace-



posted on Nov, 23 2013 @ 02:50 PM
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I think what they are referring to has more to do with Sociology.



posted on Nov, 23 2013 @ 02:55 PM
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Eryiedes
reply to post by undo
 


I believe she asked you to refute the medical and psychological data concerning this. Not your own interpretation of what he said.
Please...try again.

-Peace-



what was the point of the video, if i can't comment on it?



posted on Nov, 23 2013 @ 02:56 PM
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SisyphusRide
ask a Buddhist...

or someone who can't feel pain (congenital analgesia)


Ask a straight forward question?
You respond with nonsence.
Buddhists feel pain and do you know why?
Because they are human too.
As for "mister congenital analgesia", this is a birth defect and can't be considered normal. When gestation occurs without incident, this never occurs. Now if EVERYONE had it then your question might have some validity but as it stands, you are clutching at straws and their only good for building a strawman.
Try again.

-Peace-



posted on Nov, 23 2013 @ 02:58 PM
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the ultimate point is a weak and failed attempt at social engineering...



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