|Rach_and_Roll - 2011-07-27 |
I hope I don't sound like Candide, but I appreciate their civility.
|Comeuppance - 2011-07-27 |
That is some very civil and well-spoken dancing around an issue. The second-to-last guy is the only one that even got close to addressing the question that was actually raised. The guy didn't ask "is god a part of people's lives anymore?", the guy asked "where the fuck are the supernatural events that would be nigh-unquestionable evidence and manifestations of a god's will?"
What a waste of time, for everyone involved.
I don't think we should downplay the spiritual impacts of hallucinogens. They can definitely create powerful redefinitions of reality for people and have been used for thousands of years by shamans to induce religious experiences and rights of passage.
I think the real shame is that people are now legally restricted from using them and so now they're mostly just used as party drugs.
I'm not saying they let you talk to God but they can certainly affect your thinking and it's sad that most religions shun them and deny the impacts they've undoubtedly had on most major religions.
You've heard of this Dionysus fellow? I suspect he'd feel quite at home at a rave.
No religion without a direct experiential component is valid. Contact your local shaman for more information.
These kinds of discussions always make me think of Michael Palin skipping around a piece of shit in "The Life Of Brian"...
I don't think we should downplay the spiritual impacts of hallucinations. You don't need drugs to see weird crazy shit, they just provide the convenience of on-demand "oh now I understand everything" without having to fast/stay awake for days, hike through the wilderness, or work yourself into pitching a fit.
|Born in the RSR - 2011-07-27 |
John Safran's always a five.
|memedumpster - 2011-07-27 |
Every time people clap for this drivel, the civilized world dies a little.
|Caminante Nocturno - 2011-07-27 |
Because he doesn't exist.
|cognitivedissonance - 2011-07-27 |
The very miracles that allowed Christianity to survive it's first millenium are the very miracles that cause doubt in it's second.
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