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Your Thoughts On This Quote
« on: May 09, 2010, 03:59:45 AM »
"Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear." - Thomas Jefferson


Let's not change this into another Atheism vs. Believers discussion.
 

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Re: Your Thoughts On This Quote
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2010, 05:20:44 AM »
"Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear." - Thomas Jefferson

True!

Let's not change this into another Atheism vs. Believers discussion.

Since QT's gone it won't change into one.
i don´t need any medicate shit im 100 normal.
 

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Re: Your Thoughts On This Quote
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2010, 08:11:43 PM »
"Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear." - Thomas Jefferson


Let's not change this into another Atheism vs. Believers discussion.

It's sad if people think spirituality is nothing more than fear.  It is so much more than that, and fear does not have to be part of it at all.  It is a primordial urge of man to transcend himself and live beyond himself, because we are more than just our physical bodies.  

There are moments in life when we transcend our physical bodies.  For people who aren't used to this concept or idea a basic example, is an athlete describing being in a zone.  When suddenly the goal looks wider, he feels taller and stronger, and he is now moving to a rhythm that is greater than he could of imagined.  Being in love, is another common example of people feeling this emotion, or if your on a mountain overlooking a great city or countryside, etc.

People try to reduplicate this feeling.  It brings out the higher creativity levels in man, and it's not a forced thing, but rather an opening up to the infinite energy that is a part of all living things on this earth, and alive in everyone.
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Re: Your Thoughts On This Quote
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2010, 08:12:19 AM »
"Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear." - Thomas Jefferson


Let's not change this into another Atheism vs. Believers discussion.

It's sad if people think spirituality is nothing more than fear.  It is so much more than that, and fear does not have to be part of it at all.  It is a primordial urge of man to transcend himself and live beyond himself, because we are more than just our physical bodies.  

There are moments in life when we transcend our physical bodies.  For people who aren't used to this concept or idea a basic example, is an athlete describing being in a zone.  When suddenly the goal looks wider, he feels taller and stronger, and he is now moving to a rhythm that is greater than he could of imagined.  Being in love, is another common example of people feeling this emotion, or if your on a mountain overlooking a great city or countryside, etc.

People try to reduplicate this feeling.  It brings out the higher creativity levels in man, and it's not a forced thing, but rather an opening up to the infinite energy that is a part of all living things on this earth, and alive in everyone.
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Re: Your Thoughts On This Quote
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2010, 11:34:16 PM »
"Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear." - Thomas Jefferson


Let's not change this into another Atheism vs. Believers discussion.

It's sad if people think spirituality is nothing more than fear.  It is so much more than that, and fear does not have to be part of it at all. It is a primordial urge of man to transcend himself and live beyond himself, because we think we are more than just our physical bodies.  

There are moments in life when we transcend our physical bodies.  For people who aren't used to this concept or idea a basic example, is an athlete describing being in a zone.  When suddenly the goal looks wider, he feels taller and stronger, and he is now moving to a rhythm that is greater than he could of imagined.  Being in love, is another common example of people feeling this emotion, or if your on a mountain overlooking a great city or countryside, etc.

People try to reduplicate this feeling.  It brings out the higher creativity levels in man, and it's not a forced thing, but rather an opening up to the infinite energy that is a part of all living things on this earth, and alive in everyone.


I agree with the part I left in. But I think its more of an ego trip than anything else. An adrenaline rush, a crush, or a sense of accomplishment are not out-of-body experiences. They are the result of chemical stimuli to your brain. At the end of the day you're really just scared that this is it. (sorry ikke)