I and my son are atheists. My wife is, at best, agnostic. She doesn't believe in a personal God, but she does think there has to be an afterlife. The reason is because she doesn't understand that we…Continue
"The problem with E=MC2 is that so many people throw it around, yet have no idea what it means. What that equation was expressing is the rest energy of matter, as well as showing the equivalency between matter and energy.For example, if two deuterium…"
"As for me, E=mc2 . Bear in mind I'm not a physicist or engineer. However, with my limited understanding, my matter and all that is in the universe, and energy, are one in the same, but just in different states. When I die, the…"
"The energy of the brain is electrochemical, created by its structure and sustained by blood flow (as though you don't already know this). Cut off the blood flow and the energy the brain requires to maintain itself is of course also cut…"
"She may be avoiding the real scary issue of whether or not we have free will. This is a very disturbing thought. We have to function and make decisions as if we, at the very least, have control over our actions. In reality we may…"
"I'm not sure if she has really thought it through completely. For her early life, she was brow beaten and indoctrinated by her parents. I think it's her fear of hell and non existence that moves her to believe there's got to be more…"
"If she's referring to her own consciousness, she needs to understand that consciousness is a PROCESS. It is the operating system run on our brain which allows us to function and perceive the world as it is. In that regard, we are no…"
"I don't believe we have a supernatural immaterial part to ourselves or that there is a supernatural element to the universe.
Does your spouse think all mammals have souls or just members of the primate order ?"
I and my son are atheists. My wife is, at best, agnostic. She doesn't believe in a personal God, but she does think there has to be an afterlife. The reason is because she doesn't understand that we do not have a soul. She explained to me that we are energy, and energy cannot be destroyed. The best explanation I could give is, we aren't energy. We are what our experience and our brain make us. I'm sure there are more intelligent people here that could help me explain this a little better. I…See More
"I was a Christian. Not only a Christian, but one who believed in reformed theology, or Calvinism. I read the bible and believed it's literal translation. God choses those that will be with him in heaven. Fast forward 20 years, and I…"
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