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29-05-2020, 01:28   #1
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Why do so many people want to devoid life of a spiritual meaning

The religion of science in the hands of those not smart enough to truly understand it is every bit as scary as anything that has come before it.
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29-05-2020, 01:30   #2
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Because it's mostly wishy-washy b*llocks.
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29-05-2020, 01:33   #3
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We should leave space as part of the human experience for such thoughts. But should be separated from the state but has to be done in a way that connects kids to the spiritual past and our inherent wonder that science doesn't explain and shouldn't attempt to invade.
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I don’t want to devoid life of it.

Other people can do what they want once they’re not hurting anyone or pushing it in my face.

Apart from that I’m just not bothered. Not to be confused with being anti.
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We should leave space as part of the human experience for such thoughts. But should be separated from the state but has to be done in a way that connects kids to the spiritual past and our inherent wonder that science doesn't explain and shouldn't attempt to invade.
But why shouldn't science "invade" something it can't explain yet?

Everything that science can explain was at one point NOT explained before "invasion". Sounds like you want to believe in spiritual stuff and don't want science ruining your fun with, you know, the truth?

"Science is like a blabbermouth who ruins the movie by telling you how it ends. Well, I say there are some things we don't want to know. Important things!"
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Because if you're not with them you're against them.

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The religion of science in the hands of those not smart enough to truly understand it is every bit as scary as anything that has come before it.
Why do you call it "the religion of science"?
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29-05-2020, 04:23   #8
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If it gives people a sense of peace and hapiness and social interaction with mass then nothing against it

Some people though take it far to serious in the sense that its terribly bad for their mental health.
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Why do you call it "the religion of science"?
It’s an attempt to discredit science bu trying to imply it’s not evidence based.
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I remember my first joint OP.
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The religion of science in the hands of those not smart enough to truly understand it is every bit as scary as anything that has come before it.
Science isnt a religion or set of beliefs its a method of acquiring reliable knowledge
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Science isnt a religion or set of beliefs its a method of acquiring reliable knowledge
Thats what they want you to believe.

I mean, what has science ever done for us, eh?
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Because all of the spiritual beliefs that i know of come with a condition, nothing is ever free in the spiritual world.
I am also a big believer that spirituality robs the human condition of the simple intricacies of living without that support blanket.
I think it makes us less, it also takes responsibility away from the believers, they can use spiritual belief to justify anything and avoid responsibility.
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It’s an attempt to discredit science bu trying to imply it’s not evidence based.

I don’t think it’s an attempt to discredit scientific inquiry at all, but rather to point out the reality of the existence of politics in science. A good example is the idea of male and female brains, or claims that allude to humans having the ability to change their sex, that sort of thing. In the wrong hands that sort of knowledge is dangerous, as the evidence for it is based upon consensus and ideology as opposed to observation.


EDIT: I don’t agree with the premise of the opening posters thread title either. From observations done we know the opposite - that there really aren’t that many people in the world who want to devoid life of a spiritual meaning, only a mere handful by comparison to those people who claim that life has some spiritual meaning.

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The religion of science in the hands of those not smart enough to truly understand it is every bit as scary as anything that has come before it.
That would be an ecumenical matter.
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