Most religious belief falls into that category, it's a glorified coping mechanism.
But it does seem quite likely that the emergence of life was...
It certainly looks that way, a strong need to believe, a clutching at metaphysical straws.
Yes, of course, our perception is very subjective and there is always a gap, but "ultimate reality" is just an idea, an abstraction and I would...
The problem is that "ultimate reality" implies some objective thing that out there, something behind all the partial perceptions and knowledge. I...
Gee thanks, calling a new poster a troll, very welcoming and inclusive.
OK, so using instruments we can detect stuff beyond the range of our senses. But that is probably still a tiny fraction of what might be "out...
It is not for you to dictate how people post here. If I wish to be pithy, I shall be pithy. Or not.
I meant that the term "spiritual" has become pretty meaningless in a modern context. As for something more than the mundane, maybe there is and...
"Ultimate Reality" is just another fiction, an assumption that there is something behind the world that we experience.
And is "Ultimate Reality"...
I looked at the source research, and basically the magnetic field made people more rational and less fearful.
New-age writing is full of weasel words.
The first step is get rid of ridiculous notions like "Ultimate Reality".
I think Satan got it right:
Richard Dawkins is my hero and he is very intelligent, so there. :p
Not a lot to be honest. There is the vague sense of something beyond the mundane, beyond that it has become pretty meaningless in a modern context.
All these eggistential straw-chicks!
I don't see faith in the illogical or untenable as a good thing.
Yes, a lot of stuff has been added back in since early Buddhism. The Buddha removed Atman and Brahman, and people have been trying to put them...
Yep. I call it clutching at metaphysical straws, a coping mechanism.
There are one or two atheist religions, as it happens.
Separate names with a comma.