All Blog Posts Tagged 'mind' (9)

Free will is an illusion

“Free will is an illusion. Our wills are simply not of our own making. Thoughts and intention emerge from background causes of which we are unaware and over which we exert no conscious control. We do not have the freedom we think we have. 

“Free will is actually more than an illusion (or less), in that it cannot be made conceptually coherent. Either our wills are determined by prior causes and we are not…

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Added by Joan Denoo on August 11, 2014 at 2:28pm — 26 Comments

Epic Discussion on ABCNews.com right now

proof of heaven, I'm mounting an epic retort in the discussion after this ABC News story.  FEELS GREAT to give the answers they don't want to hear

Added by JP Carey on October 25, 2012 at 9:44am — 3 Comments

Pity the Priesthood?

Before you sharpen your pitchforks and light the torches, let me qualify that title with:  Not all of them!

Those who are child molesters, or knowingly aid such vile excuses for humans deserve all of the scorn and contempt they get from any thinking human.

That said, I was thinking the other day of how religion is basically a mind virus that has permeated and infected much of humanity for millenia.  Then the thought struck me that if that is the case, should we not feel…

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Added by Jas Brimstone on February 28, 2012 at 1:10pm — 3 Comments

"In the spirit of Faith"

Religious folks of many types are fond of that saying added as a condition when they ask you to consider their ridiculous propositions. I've heard it from Mormons concerning "asking God to give a sign to let [me] know that [their] religion is right." I've heard it from new-agers concerning so-called psychic readings and other such woo. And I've heard it most recently in the letter posted by Pope Ratzy regarding pedophile priests.

It seems to me this is just another religious…

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Added by Jas Brimstone on March 19, 2010 at 10:22am — 1 Comment

My Small Mind.

Our known universe at 13.7 billion years is very old. Our galaxy, the Milky Way is among the oldest galaxies and is thought to be among the firsts to get under construction at around 13.6 billion years ago (give or take 800 million years.) Further studies are needed to reduce this margin of error. Our solar system formed from the collapse of a giant… Continue

Added by Roy The Infidel on February 20, 2010 at 2:30am — 12 Comments

Religion - The Prison of the Mind

It’s by and far the largest and longest-lasting prison ever devised by man. Yes, the inmates can walk around freely and live their lives, but their minds are sentenced to a lonely prison cell that locks up their freewill to think, reason and be curious. The imaginary, sadistic warden of the prison demands complete obedience and divine worship. Cross him and he’ll sentence you to a false eternity in a nonexistent pit of fire.



These demands are ministered by his earthly, holy prison… Continue

Added by Dave Rogers on October 1, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

The Brain, the Whole Brain and Nothing but the Brain

This blog post stems from another discussion (elsewhere) that segued into the topic of mind versus brain. In order to illustrate that the mind is more than just the brain, I described the following scenario . . .


What would it be like if you were born completely paralyzed, with a normal brain but without a sensory nervous system to deliver stimuli to your brain from your sensory organs? Would it be possible to think or to have memories? In what ways could you be considered… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on September 17, 2009 at 8:30pm — 33 Comments

The relationship between religions and viruses (natural and computers)

It was about 10 years ago I heard about computer viruses and their similarities to human viruses or natural viruses . That comparison was very interesting for me and even this comparison ignited an idea in my mind: if we call natural viruses live or semi live beings then we can call computer viruses alive or semi alive too.

Here Ramadan has begun a few days ago and my parents like many other Muslims fast in this month and they practice rituals more than other months. Once I was looking at… Continue

Added by ObscureAtheist on August 27, 2009 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

How hard could that be?

I think I said it in my profile that I listen to a Lot of podcasts. When your job requires so little thought that you can just put yourself on auto-pilot, why not use that time to get in some education? Every few weeks I go searching the Internet for new podcasts because the ones I have either haven't updated in a while, or I'm ready for a new mind tickle. Yesterday, I did another search and discovered Free Domain Radio hosted by Stephan Molyneux. I think I recognized the voice from a Hellbound… Continue

Added by Roger Rotge on October 3, 2008 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

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