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Old 05-22-2010, 04:28 AM
 
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Just because our primitive ancestors couldn't accept their mortality shouldn't govern our ability to do so.
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Old 05-22-2010, 05:26 AM
 
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I definitely agree with you on the second part. But as to the first...exactly which "primitive ancestors" are you referring to?
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Old 05-22-2010, 05:34 AM
 
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I definitely agree with you on the second part. But as to the first...exactly which "primitive ancestors" are you referring to?
Our primitive ancestors who believed the earth is flat and the universe revolves around it were the ones who started the idea of an afterlife. They rambled around over a few hundred square miles(which was their world) searching for one meal a day, defecating on the ground and wiping on their hands...then after all the streams were contaminated and all the cows had TB they blamed some invisible man in the sky for their maladies. The entire concept of a supreme being came from people who could not match the knowledge level of modern day children.

Religion has been passed from generation to generation by the brainwashing of gullible, innocent infants and small children for milleniums. In my opinion we need to get over it.
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Old 05-22-2010, 05:43 AM
 
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Our primitive ancestors who believed the earth is flat and the universe revolved around it were the ones who started the idea of an afterlife. They rambled around over a few hundred square miles(which was their world) searching for one meal a day, defecating on the ground and wiping on their hands...then after all the streams were contaminated and all the cows had TB they blamed some invisible man in the sky for their maladies. The entire concept of a supreme being came from people who could not match the intelligence level of modern day children.

Religion has been passed from generation to generation by the brainwashing of gullible, innocent infants and small children for milleniums. In my opinion we need to get over it.
You underestimate our ancestors.......They were able to identify the entity called the "soul" which modern scientists still cannot find with all their fancy technologies.
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Old 05-22-2010, 07:25 AM
 
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You underestimate our ancestors.......They were able to identify the entity called the "soul" which modern scientists still cannot find with all their fancy technologies.
That doesn't say much, considering modern scientists still cannot find with their fancy technology the colored gases which our ancestors claim caused all manner of diseases.

Likewise, modern scientists still cannot find the colored biles (black, red, green and yellow biles) that caused diseases when they became "imbalanced" in the human body.
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Old 05-22-2010, 07:32 AM
 
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You underestimate our ancestors.......They were able to identify the entity called the "soul" which modern scientists still cannot find with all their fancy technologies.
No one has ever truly identified any "soul" entity. Not then, not now, not ever. I too can declare the existence of something, but the fact that it can never be proven nor disproven doesn't automatically make it true.

But then again, thinking otherwise is part of the very foundation of religious faith, isn't it?
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Old 05-22-2010, 08:30 AM
 
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The entire concept of a supreme being came from people who could not match the knowledge level of modern day children.
As someone once commented, hindsight is 20-20. Our ancestors couldn't match the knowledge level of modern day children...you're talking about modern-day children in a technological society like the United States, I take it. Because a child born in the Amazonian jungle, or in the mountains of New Guinea, or on an oasis in the middle of the Sahara, probably isn't thinking about what they're going to post on Twitter this afternoon. This does not detract from their status as either modern-day nor human.

Our ancestors didn't have technology. That doesn't mean they didn't have insights or intelligence.
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Old 05-22-2010, 09:35 AM
 
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Because a child born in the Amazonian jungle, or in the mountains of New Guinea, or on an oasis in the middle of the Sahara, probably isn't thinking about what they're going to post on Twitter this afternoon. This does not detract from their status as either modern-day nor human.
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Nor does it hamper their ability to invent a new god. Wait a minute...counting the Pacific Isles there are over 4,000 ways to worship a supreme being now. I think that's probably enough.
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:12 AM
 
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Just because our primitive ancestors couldn't accept their mortality shouldn't govern our ability to do so.
the body may die but the soul.......MMMMMMMMMM???????

the body has been dying ever since it existed,infact its constantly dying and being renewed and the body you have now is a completely different one than you had hwhen you were a baby,but you,the soul,is still the same,the soul is imperishable not like the body!!!!
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:34 PM
 
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the body may die but the soul.......MMMMMMMMMM???????

the body has been dying ever since it existed,infact its constantly dying and being renewed and the body you have now is a completely different one than you had hwhen you were a baby,but you,the soul,is still the same,the soul is imperishable not like the body!!!!
Just curious...this soul thing, do any of the other mammals possess one of those or are we the only ones with a level of intelligence capable of imagining one?

It is from the imagination for the simple reason there's no way to prove it exists.
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