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quote:Originally posted by GODI do not recognise your choice of Hydrogen or eternal Alien !!!
quote:Originally posted by MayoFlyFarmerits all good neil... we can still be friends (until we die and I go to hevan and you burn in the firey pits of hell [}:)]) but even then I'll still write[8D](totally joking)
quote:Originally posted by David SparkmanI'll bite on this rather divisive topic. Like the emergency room guy, I have seen an automobile accident victim (a good friend of mine) come out of shock after a 60 second prayer. The nurse could not get a pulse and reported just "thready" before being asked to leave the room with the doctors. When they returned 60 seconds later, my friend still had 2 broken ribs and a broken femur, but her pulse was stong and steady. Those that know emergency medicine, will know that she was now out of danger.This is not an explanation or an argument for conversion to my religion (which will remain unnamed). It is just to point out that there is still a lot that we don't know, and we don't understand. And keeping an open mind is very scientific. Most religions are about a pholosiphy of life, a way of living and treating your fellow human beings. Obviously not all religions are equal in this task. But many good people and good scientists belive they have a responsibility to be more than just a materialist. That does not make them bad scientists.There is also the question of mental and moral stability. I have seen nut cases in churches and disparing people with no spirituality. To me what makes the difference in a man/woman is not what happens to him, but how he deals with the adversity that life deals out. Here some religions have been beneficial. Yesuah ben Joseph offered a few pointers in his teachings: 1) check the fruit of a religion - good trees produce good fruit 2) try it out and see if it works for you, and 3) for those spritually inclined, pray for an answer. He also didn't believe that his followers would ever be more than seasoning in the world, so religion is not for everyone. But there will be many good and honest people who are not followers of his particular religion. Live with it, and yes, accept the diversity of mankind. And as I read it: "Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for their's is the kingdom of heaven", since righteousness is truth, all scientists have a free pass to heaven...David
quote:Originally posted by gary_lankfordReligion is just a way of life adherred to consistently.
quote:You would think that "scientists" (truth seekers) would be the most open in seeking things that are beyond understanding, instead they are among the most dogmatic and close-minded. Then they deny that they are religious. Religion is just a way of life adherred to consistently. Something we should all try to avoid?
quote:We all know the real name of the golden heydays of Christian values: the Middle Ages. If you don't agree with this, tell me who *ruled* Europe then with full worldly powers and on all levels of society:Buddhists?
quote:Originally posted by Bilbisaurlol  Reminds me, I once said somewhere that Buddhism was some kind of moral teachings rather than a religion (it doesn't really have a god, unless u count the Taoist version about him in the west o.0)
quote:Originally posted by pencilheadHOW? I know we've heard this over and over again. Never a dry subject,unless your dry and never change your beliefs. You change a person daily learn new things hopefully they change and effect you someway or another. What are you thoughts about EVOLUTION?[8D][8D][:p][:p][)][:I][:I][:I]
quote:From "The Blind Watchmaker":We have seen that living things are too improbable and too beautifully 'designed' to have come into existence by chance. How, then, did they come into existence The answer, Darwin's answer, is by gradual, step-by-step transformations from simple beginnings, from primordial entities sufficiently simple to have come into existence by chance. Each successive change in the gradual evolutionary process was simple enough, relative to its predecessor, to have arisen by chance. But the whole sequence of cumulative steps constitutes anything but a chance process, when you consider the complexity of the final end-product relative to the original starting point. The cumulative process is directed by nonrandom survival.
quote:I dont believe i evolved from some God Damn Flea-Infested Ape!
quote: Can a bacterium's dna become a man's dna with the cross-over?After all the number of genes cannot change with the cross-over.......