What Turned You Away from God?

Discussion in 'Religion' started by Bowser, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    it's just there, stranger. Apparently some people don't have it. That's not a put down. Nowhere have I claimed superiority. You don't have to be a spiritual person to enjoy life.
     
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  3. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    My understand is that, yes, a rock is a rock.
     
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  5. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Apparently some people do not have many things. Like critical thinking, for 1.
    Tho it is not meant as a put down, my view is superior for I face reality without fairy tales or imaginary fiends.

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  7. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    You're damn right I am. What do think a sexual climax is? Just a chemical process.
    What do you think poetry is? A chemical process.
     
  8. Capracus Registered Senior Member

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    For the most part it is a collection of chemical processes.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orgasm
    As with any other neurological manifestation, the same goes for poetry as well.
     
  9. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    The interesting part is that chemistry is absolutely fundamental to sentience.
    This is already apparent in insects (the oldest sentient surface dwellers) which, other than by touch, actually communicate through chemical signals such as pheromones and allomones, over distances as far as 20 miles.
     
  10. Capracus Registered Senior Member

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    Some would say that sentience is also fundamental chemistry.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panpsychism
     
  11. gmilam Valued Senior Member

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    Pareidolia?
     
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  12. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Happiness or lack of such is no indication of truth.

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  13. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    What's "spirituality"?
     
  14. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Regardless of what you want to believe.
     
  15. Yazata Valued Senior Member

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    I'm not totally sure what 'this world' refers to.

    I don't conceive of it as a closed set (I believe that there are almost certainly many things left to discover, some of which might be totally amazing and might overturn and falsify many of the things we currently believe) and I certainly don't pretend that I understand it (I find everyday reality to be profoundly mysterious).

    (That's where I disagree with many of the atheists on this board who seem to me to favor a rather doctrinaire scientism.)

    Nor do I understand why 'this world' is supposed to be insufficient in itself, but why adding 'God' to it will supposedly make everything satisfactory.

    That looks to me like a choice about how one decides to conceive of things. Or perhaps a selective emotional response to the different ways we might conceive of them.

    I guess that many people find it much easier to relate emotionally to other people than to inanimate objects. So they want to conceive of the fundamental principle and source of the universe in such a way that they can best relate to it emotionally. So imaginatively putting a "person" there makes everything a lot easier for them.

    (And that's where I part company with the theists.)
     
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  16. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    "Ignoring facts doesn't make them go away." Aldous Huxley
     
  17. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    I define "chemical process" as "God."

    Are you happy denying you are part of God?
     
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  18. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    As a rule man is a fool
    When it's hot he wants it cool
    When it's cool he wants it hot
    Always wanting what is not

    From "Wild is Love" by Nat 'King' Cole.
     
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  19. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Dude, you talk like a lunatic serial killer
     
  20. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I prefer watching ducks. All of them look like duckies. They're also more relatable than clouds and gods.
     
  21. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    As Carlin observed;
    "I can see the sun, that helps with the credibility",
    "overnight I became a sun worshipper",
    "well not overnight, can't see the sun at night",
    "but the next day I became a sun worshipper",
    "gives me everything I need, warmth, flowers, reflections on the lake",
    "an occasional skin cancer, but hey...."..

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  22. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Eh, I'm calling you: "Piss, shit cock, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, tits" from now on.

     
  23. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Where do you get your vision from?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderstorm#Mythology_and_religion
     
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