... and join my rebellion against time.
Last edited by basilisk888; May 06, 2008 at 11:44 AM.
death and life are one and the same
As for Adolf Hitler he was not schizophrenic, at most he was manic depressive. There are a lot of arguments about what he did and didn't have but none of the options include side effects of hallucinations etc. It is agreed he had delusions of grandeur but considering that he nearly succeeded maybe he wasn't so deluded.
In all it comes back to you have no proof and neither does anyone else. As a result to insist that schizophrenia must be the cause of religious writings/foundings is insulting.
You have brought out one point however and that is that there are a few religions who consider mental illness a sign of divinity and from what I have read they almost universally also use drugs in their religious ceremonies. Religions like animism, many of the polytheistic religions, and believe it or not most "new age" ones. That is probably one of the reasons I have difficulty taking them seriously. Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity however I take very seriously. I don't believe in them all as true but I do take them seriously.
@Corvus The division between religion and science did not occur because of the church but on the part of anti-religious scientists who saw Darwinism as an opportunity to erode the power of the Catholic and Anglican church. We lost a lot of knowledge because of them because they threw out all of history and were egotistical of their insistence that they themselves were the peak of human knowledge and all that went before was either meaningless or not worth their time. It is only in the last 20 years that we have been finding out just how wrong they were but it is their legacy on which modern science is founded.
well what about the battle that the religons and science are doing... do you not think taht it is at least a little instresting? (well I do...) teachers (a little time ago) have lost thier jobs because they talked about evolution! its going out of hand and partents should not influence what thier children think!!!
death and life are one and the same
Well, Religion can be true for many people but there is another thought in my head that Religion is not true. You know how people fight off each other? It is because people fight off each other in war for a different reason, for instance the war is one enemy does not believe in peace while the other enemy believes in peace.
My only concern is that for me i cannot decide which is true for me, because in matter in fact i have multiple personalities and i cannot allow myself to be inserted in one whole place, which will cause unbalance situations for me that causes a huge embarrassment. Please do believe what i am truly saying it is not that of a personal thing. Only for the people to know what kind of problem Religion can do if you really stick with it.
For instance i would likely to know what is a major difference is between one god and a lord? Because this is severely thoughtful in my head and will cause a bigger distraction later in the future.
Magic intervenes when there is love in first sight.
okay whether some people belive religion is true or not is an age old debate that dates back to ancient times. but i guess for one who was raised to believe in God and religion i guess it helps bring hope in those times that you feel you hve no one to turn to. i mean we may keep going on and on about this but there are people who think religion is not true and that science is .
where all else fails, faith helps to bring hope
Think for a second about why that is so funny...
The science that they founded created a system where everything was based on slow incremental growth that couldn't happen any faster then a time they set based on carbon dating being.... set and unchangeable.
Personally I think it is hilarious. They tried to change everything and all they did was embrace an unproven belief that rejected change.
In the meantime this belief that religion was anti-science and fantasy grew to such a level that eventually the sciences became flatly antagonistic to anyone with a belief in god trying to study it (in spite of the fact that many of the greatest minds in science were all religious). To go into science and retain your religion now days means facing persecution, potentially losing your job, and being denied funding by institutions and governments alike if you dare to speak openly on the subject. Still the number of religious scientists are growing and those willing to face that to increase knowledge have nothing but my respect.
As for parents not influencing their children, don't be silly, of course they influence their children merely by raising them. To not teach your children what you believe is shear negligence. They are living thinking beings and when the children become adults they can choose for themselves whether or not to believe then act accordingly.
@dark1angel what do you mean by "a lord"?
Life and Death are always one and the sameEVEN IF A RAINBOW IS BROKEN THERE'S STILL THE SKY