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reply to post by spiritspeak
utter twaddle - that's my polite response :
the " god of the gaps " mat be inhabiting smaller spaces - but they are getting more numerous
Everyday psychiatry and surgery gain more influence and power in the world. It might very well be in the near future or in my lifetime, these two will replace all of religion.
They are different things entirely. Science is a fact based methodology arriving at predictable conclusions. Psychiatry is a medical specialty utilizing accepted examinations and tests to arrive at a diagnosis for treatment.
Religion is a myth based belief system which is offered as a guide to lifestyle and morals. It carries no factual history. It has and is being interpreted and changed over time solely to suit the religious and political agendas by ruling elites. Most common religions revolve or were founded on bronze age reasoning that hold little or no relevance to today.
Religions are being diminished not by scientists but by education and modern realization of how the world works and how we interact with it. It is a natural evolution of man.
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Fascinating discussion. I do think we need religion as part of the human psyche.
Religion has survived every other breakthrough/ technological advancement (including real controversy as the earth going around the sun) and survived. Religion brings hope, which is not a bad survival instinct to call on.
For the record, I am agnostic but open the argument not just to christian or moslem but to all the gods, and deities that have been worshipped throughout the millenia.
reply to post by spiritspeak
But they do shy away from these things, since these things defy the Laws of physics. That is why it is call the Laws of Physics because it explains how the physical world works, nothing beyond it. Religion and Spirituality do talk about the Laws of Spirit. Because Spirit is actually by definition Pure Light Energy that exists in all dimensions. It can take many forms that physical beings without knowledge of the Spirit will never understand.
Yes, Religion has been corrupted by the Mind of Man in every generation. However, Religion gives us a way to return to Source--to fully realize one day that we came from God, therefore ONE with Him. As I said before, you gotta start from somewhere, yes? If you depend on just a normal lifestyle in the physical and are ignorant of anything beyond it, then you have chosen death not life. And I'm not just speaking of physical death. The death I'm speaking of is your consciousness, which you will lose more and more as you continue coming back to physical life each time without any focus on Spirit. And this Religion that you believe will go away one day is the starting point for most people to realize how much they resemble God (yes, it is the same, it is ONE) who is inside of you right here, right now.