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Is the idea of a "god" inherent in our minds? posted 05 July 2007 in Philosophy DiscussionIs the idea of a "god" inherent in our minds? by Randal, Auditor

(an idea that's been growing since the early 1900's)


Actually, this idea was already getting rather popular with various ancient greek philosophers. Plato probably thought something of the kind.

Of course, then the Christians came along and claimed their god was this one god... still. view post


Is the idea of a "god" inherent in our minds? posted 07 July 2007 in Philosophy DiscussionIs the idea of a "god" inherent in our minds? by avatar_of_existence, Peralogue

Dearest Tar.Aldarion,
In regards to what I was saying in regards to what you were saying, there is not much more I can say.
I can say that the dictionary doesn't give you the meaning of the word, but it's definition. What a word means to you is based on your own personal history with it and your personality more than it's dictionary definition. When I used the word faith I was talking about what it meant to me, and at another point I was talking about what it means to you.
Many people take their religions metaphorically, it is a narrative that explains the universe, essentially not very different from scientific theory. Science really doesn't do a better job of explaining why we are here.
Is it a matter of what we see, or a matter of what we want to see? I want to see God (throw away your silly definitions, let's say God is that which falls outside of definition). You want to see. . .well I don't know. What on earth would you like to see? The truth? HA!
Religious institutions are generally corrupt and ignorant, but that is true for any institution that's been around for even half the amount of time religion has been around for.
I call myself a nihilist. I believe in nothing, but I do feel it, those moments when time melts away and I remember exactly who I am and it still doesn't mean anything. And it feels great.
I just feel like the rigorous system you have in place could only have a negative effect on you. And I want you to know that above and beyond everything, I love you. view post


Is the idea of a "god" inherent in our minds? posted 09 July 2007 in Philosophy DiscussionIs the idea of a "god" inherent in our minds? by Tar.Aldarion, Candidate

Well that is an interesting post, hehe.
Do you love me like my girlfriend loves me or in what definition? <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;) --> view post


Is the idea of a &quot;god&quot; inherent in our minds? posted 09 July 2007 in Philosophy DiscussionIs the idea of a &quot;god&quot; inherent in our minds? by avatar_of_existence, Peralogue

I said above and beyond everything, and that everything definitely includes your girlfriend. It just felt like the healthy way to end a rather heated debate. I know where you are coming from, but we make different assumptions. Love is one of the great mysteries of the universe, and I've met many atheists who are believers. In love. view post


Is the idea of a &quot;god&quot; inherent in our minds? posted 10 July 2007 in Philosophy DiscussionIs the idea of a &quot;god&quot; inherent in our minds? by Tar.Aldarion, Candidate

I too believe in chemical reactions in my brain. *smiles innocently*&gt; view post


Is the idea of a &quot;god&quot; inherent in our minds? posted 11 July 2007 in Philosophy DiscussionIs the idea of a &quot;god&quot; inherent in our minds? by avatar_of_existence, Peralogue

Call it what you will, it is still a feeling undiminished. Those chemicals exploding in your brain. view post


Is the idea of a &quot;god&quot; inherent in our minds? posted 11 July 2007 in Philosophy DiscussionIs the idea of a &quot;god&quot; inherent in our minds? by Tar.Aldarion, Candidate

Always remember, we are all but recent leaves on the same old tree of life and if this life has adapted itself to new functions and conditions, it uses the same old basic principles over and over again. There is no real difference between the grass and the man who mows it. view post


Is the idea of a &quot;god&quot; inherent in our minds? posted 22 July 2008 in Philosophy DiscussionIs the idea of a &quot;god&quot; inherent in our minds? by Cironian, Peralogue

What of the lawn mower?

(Not trying to poke holes or anything, just curious. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> ) view post


Is the idea of a &quot;god&quot; inherent in our minds? posted 22 July 2008 in Philosophy DiscussionIs the idea of a &quot;god&quot; inherent in our minds? by jub, Peralogue

time doesn't exist. It's just a nice concept that makes things stick. view post


Is the idea of a &quot;god&quot; inherent in our minds? posted 29 July 2008 in Philosophy DiscussionIs the idea of a &quot;god&quot; inherent in our minds? by Curethan, Didact

Quote: &quot;jub&quot;:7wyl9gin
time doesn't exist. It's just a nice concept that makes things stick.[/quote:7wyl9gin]

Couldn't you have told me that earlier.... view post


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