1. Subscribersonhouse
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    06 May '17 06:26
    http://www.sciencealert.com/damage-to-a-specific-part-of-the-brain-could-result-in-religious-fundamentalism

    Sounds right to me.
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    06 May '17 06:39
    I wonder if a similar approach can explain veganism. And Nascar. And Hollywood.
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    It can be said that a full frontal lobotomy would lead to fundamentalist atheism.
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    07 May '17 06:04
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://www.sciencealert.com/damage-to-a-specific-part-of-the-brain-could-result-in-religious-fundamentalism

    Sounds right to me.
    But it doesn't mean religious fundamentalism occurs only because of damage to the brain. What other things can be the result of damage to the brain?
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    07 May '17 07:26
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://www.sciencealert.com/damage-to-a-specific-part-of-the-brain-could-result-in-religious-fundamentalism

    Sounds right to me.
    Sounding right, does not mean 'proved right'.
    After all, that is exactly what leads to religious fundamentalism.

    Also causation is not equivalence.
  6. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    07 May '17 08:01
    Originally posted by Tom Wolsey
    It can be said that a full frontal lobotomy would lead to fundamentalist atheism.
    Is that because God only exists in the mind?
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    07 May '17 08:53
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://www.sciencealert.com/damage-to-a-specific-part-of-the-brain-could-result-in-religious-fundamentalism

    Sounds right to me.
    "It's important to note this doesn't imply a belief in the supernatural is caused by brain damage; epistemology - or the act of forming a belief - involves a rich mix of neurological processes that cannot be limited to any single piece of brain tissue."

    The study is inconclusive.

    The truth is the spirit and brain matter are mutually exclusive. While the body, soul and spirit are inextricably linked, only the death of the body can separate the spirit and soul from the body, but an unregenerate spirit keeps one separated from God.
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    07 May '17 09:08
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Is that because God only exists in the mind?
    God exists everywhere, but atheism is a self induced delusion that exists in the mind of the one that fears accountability to his maker.

    Don't take it personal Ghost, it's not meant as an insult. It has to be said. It's a matter of life and death.
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    07 May '17 09:11
    Originally posted by FMF
    What other things can be the result of damage to the brain?
    Slurring of speech? 🙄
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    07 May '17 09:41
    Originally posted by Tom Wolsey
    It can be said that a full frontal lobotomy would lead to fundamentalist atheism.
    Pretty sure a real god would show up.
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    mother earth
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    07 May '17 09:51
    Originally posted by FMF
    But it doesn't mean religious fundamentalism occurs only because of damage to the brain. What other things can be the result of damage to the brain?
    A well established trend. Isn't there a reason?
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    07 May '17 10:36
    Originally posted by josephw
    God exists everywhere, but atheism is a self induced delusion that exists in the mind of the one that fears accountability to his maker.

    Don't take it personal Ghost, it's not meant as an insult. It has to be said. It's a matter of life and death.
    Don't worry sir, I don't take your poor reasoning personally.

    An atheist doesn't believe in God because they are unconvinced of His existence. An atheist doesn't became an atheist out of fear of something he doesn't believe in. That's just silly. - This of course has been explained to you numerous times and no doubt will require doing so again in the future.

    Please don't take the above personally. It has to be said. It's a matter of intellectual growth.
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    10 May '17 11:56
    Originally posted by josephw
    While the body, soul and spirit are inextricably linked, only the death of the body can separate the spirit and soul from the body, but an unregenerate spirit keeps one separated from God.


    That's right.
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    10 May '17 12:40
    Originally posted by Tom Wolsey
    It can be said that a full frontal lobotomy would lead to fundamentalist atheism.
    Stop it, next thing you know it will become compulsory for everyone
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