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The world's numerous religions are evidence for the spiritual source of our conscious human awareness.



Alan Burns, Religion and Ethics 13 Comments [5/19/2017 11:28:46 AM]
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Kanna

The number of different religions indicate that not a single one of them has any claim on any absolute truths.

5/19/2017 12:28:53 PM



Provide verifiable scientific evidence of this please.

5/19/2017 12:48:49 PM

creativerealms

What?

5/19/2017 12:57:46 PM



In that they are useful to those who want to control others

5/19/2017 12:58:19 PM

shy

What does "spiritual" even mean?

I've yet to see someone who describes themselves as "spiritual" give anything close to a coherent description of what it means.

5/19/2017 1:24:20 PM

DarkPhoenix

The world's numerous religions are evidence for the spiritual source of our conscious human awareness.


It can't possibly be because of the combination of societies separated by distances and/or natural barriers and the fact that the human race likes to assign human explanations to things they don't really understand, right?

5/19/2017 6:37:35 PM

Shepard Solus

How?

5/19/2017 10:38:58 PM

Doubting Thomas

Or, humans were and still are highly superstitious and haven't yet evolved past the point where we no longer need the idea of a magic man in the sky. Not to mention that those ancient superstitions were and are often enforced in societies.

5/20/2017 7:10:17 AM

KingOfRhye

@shy

That's what I always wondered myself. I had to attend some substance abuse meetings a while back, and they gave me the usual AA line about believing in a higher power, even after I told them I wasn't religious at all, and I think they even said something about "being spiritual but not religious." I kind of let it go at that at the time, but I really was thinking to myself "what the hell does that even mean?"

5/20/2017 7:24:29 AM

rubber chicken

The world's numerous religions are evidence for the desire for a spiritual source of our conscious human awareness.


FTFY

5/20/2017 7:25:39 AM

Swede

"Friendship is Magic" is also evidence for the supposed spiritual source of our conscious human awareness then. Apparently gorillas have that same "awareness" too, as gorillas who have been taught sign language have shown awareness of their own deaths and wanting to believe in some higher power.

Or, people just wanted some form of explanation for things in the world they could not, at that time, understand. As we now have the actual scientific explanations for most of those things, religions are no longer needed.

The less educated you are, the more you want the simple answers of religion. Hence the actions of Betsy DeVos [spit].

5/20/2017 8:09:07 AM

Shepard Solus

@shy:
It means they know that they're spewing a bunch of bullshit but they don't have the spine to admit it. It's the religious equivalent of saying "I guess that's one way you could put it" when what you mean is "no, that's completely wrong".

5/22/2017 6:01:49 PM

Philbert McAdamia

I've known a few 12-steppers, and the way they dropped their dependency is by
latching onto another one; another crutch. A "higher power" than themselves,
and some of the time it's Jesus, which I see as being every bit as harmful.
Some of my relatives were better people (IMHO) when they were normal everyday junkies,
before they got addicted to their invisible friend. I've gotten out from under
several habits, (alcohol, tobacco, opioids*) not by thinking I had to rely on woo,
but by knowing I'm the only one who can do it, and I must do it for me, not
somebody else's idea of a greater force.



* Hey - Opioids - isn't that the kid from Mayberry?

5/22/2017 6:50:18 PM

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