Re: The story-telling ape (was virus: Logic)

Sodom (
Tue, 21 Oct 1997 11:29:12 -0400

Marie Foster wrote:

> Sodom wrote:
> >
> Science can explain everything about religion. Where it came from, why
> people are driven to it, why it effects people as it does. Religion on
> the hand requires ignoring science to exist.
> I am confused. I did not know that humans had proven the non
> existence
> of GOD.
> Marie

Humans have shown when and where the concepts have arisin, and been
torn down. "I have imagined a creatuire that is not-omnipotent, not-all
powerful but takes up all the space, between space time, but we cant see
it, and instrument can measure it." Now prove that it doesn't exist!!!
You can't, you can look for where the concept came from. When you have
found the cause, you can make a pretty good guess as to it's reality.
The people who started us on theis path did not know why the sky was
blue, the grass was gree, or why the wind blew. The created the concept
of "gods" to explain these things. Simply because a few dozen "gods" are
still popular makes them no more real.

no matter how much I love Buddhism and it's teachings, it still is
caught in the trap that there is something (the void) in this case. I
have been there, I have seen the light, I have spoken to the Christian
god, and the best part is, it was all in my mind.

You mentioned the medical device MRI, have you heard of the FMRI or
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaiging? This device actually pinpoint
brain function during cognitave actions. Since you brain is you, and is
very powerful in what it can present you, it can create ANYTHING you
want it to inside of your own frame of refrence. I have yet to see it
act on objective reality, and as far as I am aware, there has only been
one study that indicated that the brain could have any effect on things
outside of it.

The object is not to prove that something doesn't exist, it is to prove
that it DOES exist.