Saturday, February 13, 2010

Spirituality for an Atheist



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11 comments:

  1. That is beautiful.

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  2. Thanks for that. I think I'm going to share this one.

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  3. That is so beautiful. I love the part of that intuitive feeling of awe, naturally in us, being manipulated, used, abused and monopolized by religion. Thanks so much.

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  4. there is an extensive body of evidence to support this notion...if one were to replace the word 'religion' with the word 'culture', we would be able to get to the underlying, empirical analysis surrounding the theistic social construct...

    it's all about survival of species/culture groupings...

    in order to reproduce successfully, any organism passing through the blastocyst stage of fetal development must effectively cope with environmetal stesses...

    for long term threat/change, we use genetic adaptation...

    for short term threats, we employ culture...

    consequently, religion/culture is effective in the short term...

    our task, as empiricists...is...

    ;-)>

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  5. Thanks for posting this. It was thought provoking.

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  6. Thank you for sharing this.

    It almost brings tears to my eyes to think of how I am alive to experience and be part of the universe. I don't attribute any of it to anything other than the universe itself.

    To borrow words from Tim Minchin:

    Isn’t this enough?
    Just this world?
    Just this beautiful, complex
    Wonderfully unfathomable world?

    I would respond, "Yes, it is enough."

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  7. I've never understood how inventing magical answers to things made them any better, thanks for posting this.

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  8. there is an extensive body of evidence to support this notion...if one were to replace the word 'religion' with the word 'culture', we would be able to get to the underlying, empirical analysis surrounding the theistic social construct...

    it's all about survival of species/culture groupings...

    in order to reproduce successfully, any organism passing through the blastocyst stage of fetal development must effectively cope with environmetal stesses...

    for long term threat/change, we use genetic adaptation...

    for short term threats, we employ culture...

    consequently, religion/culture is effective in the short term...

    our task, as empiricists...is...

    ;-)>

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  9. That is so beautiful. I love the part of that intuitive feeling of awe, naturally in us, being manipulated, used, abused and monopolized by religion. Thanks so much.

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