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915Re: [existlist] neurons firing: part 2

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  • Dustin Pickering
    Mar 3, 2001
      I agree here. I read an article once that broke love
      down into chemical responses in the brain...I found it
      awfully pathetic.

      --- jser1692 <jser1692@...> wrote:
      > I forgot to address this part of the post in my
      > response; I appologize.
      > >where we have run into a problem is that we might
      > wish to
      > >force others to have the same interpretation and
      > this leads to inquisitions
      > >and burnings on the cross ...
      > Indeed, the forcing of one's interpretation on
      > others is the ultimate problem.
      > I hold neither religion nor science as the bearer
      > of Truth. Inquisitions and
      > burnings on the cross demonstrate the hiddeous
      > excesses of forcing upon others
      > the christian interpretation of Truth. While it
      > would be ignorant to believe
      > that such things no longer happen, it would be
      > unrealistic to believe that
      > they happen with equal consistency, on an equal
      > scale as such in past times.
      > Further, such oppressive tendencies, though
      > tragically powerful, present a
      > clear front for resistance. Now, would it be
      > misguided to say that science,
      > once entirely threatened by religion, now holds the
      > higher ground - at least
      > in western society? Personally, I see christianity
      > taking a back seat to the
      > findings of this study, that survey, this finding,
      > etc, concerning the means
      > for directing one's life. The inherent dangers in a
      > culture dominated by
      > scientific (more accurately, scientism) processes,
      > are founded in my prior
      > post. Reducing a thinking, feeling, and vulnerable
      > being to neurons
      > firing-and all of those other "workings" that do
      > little for humanity, save
      > turning it into machines to further the agenda of
      > scientism- results in pain
      > and misery on a level entirely different form that
      > of the christian
      > inquisition. The oppression is invisible; that is,
      > of course, until one turns
      > on the television, converses with a coworker, or
      > connects to the internet.
      > What I hope to have related in this response, is
      > that the criticism of
      > religion, at this point in history, is entirely too
      > safe. While any given
      > interpretation of Truth warrants a good
      > re-examination, it seems that the
      > motives of such examinations are, at best, shady in
      > the hands of one
      > subscribing to a dominant interpretation.
      > regards,
      > John
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