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    Re: [W:843] How religious thinking works

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMOSS View Post
    And of course, this is not objective and tangible evidence.
    It is, however, observable evidence.
    “It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end… because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing… this shadow. Even darkness must pass."

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    Re: [W:843] How religious thinking works

    Quote Originally Posted by it's just me View Post
    It is, however, observable evidence.
    NO, actually it is not. It does not pass the 'show me' test.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hannah Arendt
    "The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction (i.e., the reality of experience) and the distinction between true and false (i.e., the standards of thought) no longer exist."

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    Re: [W:843] How religious thinking works

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I was thinking about a wicked generation asking for a sign.
    Who is this wicked generation you are referring to? And what makes them wicked?
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    Re: [W:843] How religious thinking works

    Quote Originally Posted by Logicman View Post
    So, you do not have a specific "born-again" experience. That's what I thought.
    I just told you that I did indeed undergo the "born again" experience (and I appreciate the fact that you appropriately placed that term within quotation marks), which was explained by surges of dopamine at the behest of those who played along.


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    Re: [W:843] How religious thinking works

    Quote Originally Posted by Logicman View Post
    If you had one you'd KNOW it was real,
    Which is what I had thought all along as well. Funny how surging dopamine can be used to confirm our biases. Whew! Like a drug!


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    Re: [W:843] How religious thinking works

    Quote Originally Posted by RAMOSS View Post
    Plus, what you think is supernatural born-again experience is surging dopamine.
    Bingo.


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    Re: [W:843] How religious thinking works

    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    I just told you that I did indeed undergo the "born again" experience (and I appreciate the fact that you appropriately placed that term within quotation marks), which was explained by surges of dopamine at the behest of those who played along.


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    Re: [W:843] How religious thinking works

    Quote Originally Posted by Logicman View Post
    The Holy Spirit bears witness of Jesus Christ, not unbelief.
    That is an unproven zealous religious theory; but such feelings can easily be explained by surging dopamine coupled with religious confirmation bias.


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    Re: [W:843] How religious thinking works

    Quote Originally Posted by Logicman View Post
    The Holy Spirit bears witness of Jesus Christ, not unbelief.
    The holy spirit is 100 proof, or about 50% alcohol.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hannah Arendt
    "The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction (i.e., the reality of experience) and the distinction between true and false (i.e., the standards of thought) no longer exist."

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