No Divine Bailouts….
Posted: 18 December 2012 06:30 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I was actually brought up Catholic and have gradually wandered this way after exploring some Eastern Religions.  In fact a few Eastern things that appealed to me in Buddhism included meditation or mindfulness.  It was very Human based stuff I liked looking into one’s emotional self.

From there I wandered through Taoism and found it to basically be a collection of verses that served as mental exercises.  I still enjoy reading the verses of the Tao Te Ching and plan to keep my copy.

I also explored the notion of Pantheism which seemed like Atheism and Agnosticism thrown together in a blender.

Along with this I was going through YouTube and watched a lot of Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett.  I have a lot of respect for these guys and their YouTube debates are very interesting.  These videos also added to my distrust and frustration with Faith-Based thinking. 

After all this, I feel very comfortable with the idea of using our Human gifts of reason to continue to advance and solve our problems.  I also agree with sentiments of Einstein on not taking the idea of an interventionist God seriously.

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Posted: 18 December 2012 07:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Well said,

Welcome VideoDrome,

Looking forward to your posts.

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Posted: 19 December 2012 12:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Videodrome was a great movie.

Oh, and hi.

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Posted: 19 December 2012 12:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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lol yeah I’m a fan of surreal movies from people like David Cronenberg, David Lynch, or Terry Gilliam.

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Posted: 19 December 2012 03:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Welcome to the party!

Take care,

Derek

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