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FROM THE WORD OF GOD IN THE OLD TESTAMENT

Started this discussion. Last reply by Freethinker31 on Thursday. 5 Replies

Ezekiel 37:1-10 “The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and…Continue

EVOLUTION OF SPIRITUALITY GOES BACK MILLIONS OF YEARS

Started this discussion. Last reply by jay H Jul 5. 5 Replies

My idea of why so many people believe in invisible supernatural entities is fear of the unknown; death being the major factor. This has been inherited in the mind since mankind existed, in fact, even…Continue

ROOTS OF SPIRITUALITY

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Jun 27. 1 Reply

My idea of why so many people believe in invisible supernatural entities is fear of the unknown; death being the major factor. This has been inherited in the mind since mankind existed, in fact, even…Continue

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM STEPHEN GUNN

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patricia Jun 20. 5 Replies

For all those who have replied to some of my discussions; UNICORNS IN THE BIBLE and THE FAITHFUL AND THE BIBLE I, being two, I have an interesting proposal. The replies kept coming with the most…Continue

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Freethinker31 replied to Stephen Gunn's discussion FROM THE WORD OF GOD IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
"Stephen,   you just  stated  the many  reasons why I, along  with so many others, have become  Atheists......Rational  Thinking has saved us and  hopefully  many more will follow.... "
Thursday
Stephen Gunn replied to Stephen Gunn's discussion FROM THE WORD OF GOD IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
"You are right. I had forgotten about that. Now I can add that to a talking snake, a man living in a big fish, a woman turning into a pillar of salt, a talking donkey, a virgin birth and a god who kills every human on earth except for one family and…"
Thursday
Michael Penn replied to Stephen Gunn's discussion FROM THE WORD OF GOD IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
"Your account here from Ezekiel is the raising of an army. Google it on how many from the bible raised from the dead and you get about 10 others. This did not say anything for the gospel account that on the crucifiction "many graves were opened…"
Thursday
Stephen Gunn replied to Stephen Gunn's discussion FROM THE WORD OF GOD IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
"It's also very easy today to see that claims are made for way too many people to have been raised from the dead????  Name some, please.  I am interested."
Thursday
Michael Penn replied to Stephen Gunn's discussion FROM THE WORD OF GOD IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
"Believe it or not, some stupid ministers will preach on this and make a big deal as if it really was true and really did happen. Upon closer reading however, you can see why some today want to throw away the Old Pesterment and just live by the new,…"
Jul 22
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FROM THE WORD OF GOD IN THE OLD TESTAMENT

Ezekiel 37:1-10 “The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, 'Son of man, can these bones live?' I said, 'O Sovereign LORD, you alone know.' Then he said to me, 'Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! This is what the Sovereign…See More
Jul 22
jay H replied to Stephen Gunn's discussion EVOLUTION OF SPIRITUALITY GOES BACK MILLIONS OF YEARS
"Some  of what we think of as spirituality is our instinctive social sense. Group cohesion is very important in our evolution (including our earlier ancestors) and this tendency to synchronize thinking into a kind of group norm went a long way…"
Jul 5
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Michael Penn replied to Stephen Gunn's discussion EVOLUTION OF SPIRITUALITY GOES BACK MILLIONS OF YEARS
"I saw a video once in which it appeared that even mice can grieve. I agreed that this appeared to be what was happening when the mice found their dead comrade. Then a short time later they went on about their way. Equally we all know that elephants,…"
Jul 5
Joan Denoo replied to Stephen Gunn's discussion EVOLUTION OF SPIRITUALITY GOES BACK MILLIONS OF YEARS
"Great topic. Without a doubt, some animals have an awareness of life and death. One obvious example is the elephant. Even dogs and monkeys are known to grieve. There is something in the brain that registers those realities and, as you state, humans…"
Jul 5
Sentient Biped replied to Stephen Gunn's discussion EVOLUTION OF SPIRITUALITY GOES BACK MILLIONS OF YEARS
"Thanks for posting this interesting topic. From my readings, the emotion or temperament that manifests itself as what we call spirituality, is indeed ancient. Possibly not confined to Homo sapiens, as you comment for our Neanderthal ancestors, and…"
Jul 4
Michael Penn replied to Stephen Gunn's discussion EVOLUTION OF SPIRITUALITY GOES BACK MILLIONS OF YEARS
"I agree that animals can have what we call a spiritual experience. This is true because we have proven that animals can also dream. One of the problems with humankind is that we cannot accuately distinguish between waking and sleeping states. This…"
Jul 2
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EVOLUTION OF SPIRITUALITY GOES BACK MILLIONS OF YEARS

My idea of why so many people believe in invisible supernatural entities is fear of the unknown; death being the major factor. This has been inherited in the mind since mankind existed, in fact, even before that. Spirituality has developed in the evolution of thought along with hate, love, jealousy and all other emotions.Some of the earliest human burial sites discovered in Europe are those of Neanderthals, from 30,000 to 200,000 years ago. In the graves were found food, clothing, decorative…See More
Jul 2
Michael Penn replied to Stephen Gunn's discussion ROOTS OF SPIRITUALITY
"This could be true. People speak of "spiritual experiences" but I have always thought that man has trouble distinguishing properly between his waking and sleeping self. That puts the "spiritual" somewhere between the two realms…"
Jun 27
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ROOTS OF SPIRITUALITY

My idea of why so many people believe in invisible supernatural entities is fear of the unknown; death being the major factor. This has been inherited in the mind since mankind existed, in fact, even before that. Spirituality has developed in the evolution of thought along with hate, love, jealousy and all other emotions.Some of the earliest human burial sites discovered in Europe are those of Neanderthals, from 30,000 to 200,000 years ago. In the graves were found food, clothing, decorative…See More
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Are all religions superstitions?

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 3:38pm 20 Comments

Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are superstitions.  Buddhism is if full of superstition.  African diasporic religions that involve ancestor veneration and  divine spirits are based on superstitions.   The main religions of India; Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism,  and Buddhism depend on blind…

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Realists & Religion

Posted on November 1, 2013 at 7:07pm 2 Comments

Jesus missed his chance. He said he was coming back in the time of his apostles but he didn't.

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At 9:41pm on November 6, 2013, Joan Denoo said…
Stephen, glad to have you as a friend. Growing in strength as a proud atheist, and enjoying the company of others who have not found adequate evidence to convince them there is a god, is not only fun, it is enriching. Welcome to the group.
At 6:12pm on October 24, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Greetings Stephen   
Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. You will find many like-minded people here.

We invite you to join the friendly busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 850 discussion topics and 3900 members.
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At 11:21am on October 24, 2013, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

 
 
 

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