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xhaua asked: I've heard the "energy can never be destroyed, only displaced" argument before, but there are different types of energy. Don't you think that the energy that composes living matter, chemical energy, does after a time simply loses its potency, like when a battery finally "dies" as we like to say, and becomes inert? Wouldn't you agree that likewise, consciousness ends with the cessation of brain activity?
Why would you possibly think that energy would or even could “lose its potency”? There would be no good reason to think that it would and inert energy is not the same as non-existent. Even when energy isn’t actively doing anything it still exists and is still part of the whole that makes up our universe. Batteries aren’t energy themselves, they hold energy, the energy they once held is used on other things and expended but that energy still exists, the battery is merely a vessel. I have absolutely no reason to think that consciousness would continue on after death, I believe that consciousness is dependent upon our brain and physical bodies and without those what we know as “consciousness” would not be able to exist.
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fenris526 asked: I'm not saying that we don't have reason to be upset with religion---we do. But we should not forget to promote the benefits of education in addition to exposing the ills of faith. We should be pro-science, not just anti-religion. Cheers!
If you simply take a look at my blog you will see hundreds of posts dedicated to eduction, science, and furthering reason and logic. This is exactly what I have done.
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In the course of the great Taiping rebellion, which was only crushed in 1864, the exotic “Christians” routed the Manchu trash wherever they met it, took Nanking and all the cities along the Yangtze River, and created panic in Peking. Burning Buddhist and Taoist temples, and substituting Christ for Confucius as they went along, they could almost certainly have overrun the whole country had they made up their minds to do so. Six hundred cities and towns were destroyed in the course of their crusade, and an empire that had a population of 400 million in 1850 was down to 267 million by 1862, it is said.
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the-mutant-queen asked: (☆u☆) Ar3 you also of th3 opinion that a soul is a ridiculous conc3pt ?
What most people traditionally consider to be the “soul” is an absurd concept that couldn’t possibly exist in reality. With that said though I am not as down on the possibilities of what might happen after death as many people would think. I am actually quite comfortable in stating that some form of reincarnation takes place. Obviously one of the most basic scientific concepts can be summed up as energy is never created or destroyed simply converted. We obviously have some form of energy that animates our thoughts and our bodies. That energy will never disappear, even when we’re dead, it will simply transfer in to something else.
To be clear I don’t think this energy retains any memory, it doesn’t identify itself as you and it certainly doesn’t hold your experiences and memories. It is an essential and important part of you but it is essentially entirely apathetic to “who” and “what” you are. We don’t have bodies, we are bodies. What makes us is strictly material and even if any matter of our “energy” or whatever you would like to call it survives past the physical death of our bodies there is absolutely no good reason to think that whatever that is, is us, or could be recognized as us. It simply returns to the cycle of the universe to continue on the pattern that has been repeating since the beginning of time.
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Anonymous asked: Do you know a-view-so-cruel is a 30yo female named jamie heatwole?
I have no clue why this would be sent to my inbox.
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thebeautifullittlefreak asked: I understand why you have your beliefs, but please keep in mind that religion is about being a loving person for God rather than being a brainwashed fool. I strongly disagree with your beliefs, but everyone is entitled to their opinion; both of us.
Perhaps you can do the world a favor and turn being a “loving person for God” to being a loving person for humanity. If you are going to devalue this life, this world, and humanity why take part in it at all? Religion teaches you to de-value this life, it teaches you to treat it as temporal and unworthy of your full consideration and devotion. My disbelief has provided me with exactly the opposite. It has shown me that this life is the only thing worth valuing at all, that this world we live in is the only thing to be really concerned with.
I will never agree with your beliefs but I will never tell you that you don’t have a right to have it. I will tell you though that those beliefs and values make you a morally abysmal person in my view. Anyone who lists their “love of God” as their top priority has nothing of worth to say to me on the topic of morality or justice. You make it clear that you don’t value this world, how could I possibly take what you have to say about it serious? If you are not of this world, don’t be of this world, but I am certainly am. Yet unfortunately I am far more likely to experience persecution, prejudice, and contempt for my view, than you are for yours.
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Anonymous asked: I bet you're an attractive, 30-year-old, white man with that attractive, logical brain of yours. Unf.
Well thank you anon, I appreciate it but it is all subjective and I am certainly not the vain type. :)
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