Links to Spirituality Found in the Brain

  • metta

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    Feb 12, 2010 9:17 AM GMT
    Links to Spirituality Found in the Brain


    Links to Spirituality Found in the Brain
    http://www.livescience.com/6113-links-spirituality-brain.html
  • GQjock

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    Feb 12, 2010 11:45 AM GMT
    Yes we are definitely hard wired for religion or spirituality
    when there are short circuits in the brain
    some forms of epilepsy or when there are certain forms of cancer
    these short circuits will cause religious images
    This can also be brought about with implant technology
    such as during surgery on the brain when parts of the frontal lobe are stimulated
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    Feb 12, 2010 1:39 PM GMT
    GQjock said
    these short circuits will cause religious images


    I believe you.

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    Feb 12, 2010 1:40 PM GMT
    ROFL STUDLY
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    Feb 12, 2010 2:50 PM GMT
    I'd be interesting to see the demographic if the people who were studied after surgery for brain tumors.

    How would this explain experiences from those without obvious brain issues like tumors.
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    Feb 12, 2010 2:57 PM GMT
    It'd be even more interesting to get this kind of input from someone who was born blind. What does religious imagery look like to people who've never seen?
  • upsguy68

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    Feb 12, 2010 2:58 PM GMT
    I know several people whose "ME" side of the brain is completely over-developed.icon_lol.gif
  • metta

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    Jul 27, 2011 3:57 PM GMT

    Science and religion: God didn't make man; man made gods

    http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-thompson-atheism-20110718,0,5682260.story
  • kcbronc

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    Jul 27, 2011 5:01 PM GMT
    Reminds of the movie "Michael" with John Travolta. He thought he was an angel, but it turned out he had a brain tumor that caused his delusions.
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    Jul 27, 2011 5:22 PM GMT
    Hmmm, i wonder which ones better;
    The person whose delusional but is happy relinquishing his whole life to a made up entity, or the realist who believes in self responsibility but isnt satisfied of the outcome so far?
  • metta

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    Jul 27, 2011 9:08 PM GMT
    ^
    excellent question. It would probably depend on the person: How dissatisfied the person is. Is the person a glass is half full or half empty type of person? Is the person working towards making things better? Are their desires realistic and obtainable? Does the person have a realistic plan to get to where they want to be? etc...

    Personally, I think that reality is better. I would rather live an honest life than to focus it on something that is not really there.