You know when people claim the know something for SURE about minds I guess this might have less to do with them beeing atheist OR religious but with beeing nacricisticly in love with their reasoning capabilities OR beeing nacricistically in love with their reasoning capabilities.
But here is the video that makes said natuarlistic claim (if you want to waste your time on that kind of simplicism):
I yesterday meditated on my so called "nerve fibres" giving me chronic pain signals. And it just became (emotionally) clear to me that I have no idea what they are (I contrast emotional insight with pure logic insight, emotional insight is often slower than logic). I think that I have learned what they "are" by funny text book drawings in aquarel colours, anatomic pictures and so on.
But the problem is that I do not understand what matter is
let alone what "living matter" is. Matter (as Kant would have aproved) is just a name that we give to a certain collection of repeted experieces (patterns of experiences) attached to certain objects (patterns of experiences) that we hope are outside of our mind, not the "thing in itself".
The thing in itself, the nerve fiber in itself, my brain matter and pattern in itself is absolutely mysterious to me. I repeat: I do not know what all that is.
I hence have no clue how other people can draw the conclusion from watching matter or energy patterns that no one can be evil or evil as a free choice does not exist. I for my part notice the moment when I choose evil
: I give into the impulse of evil instead of restraining it. If one does that a lot I am perfectly sure it will form the unconcious part of the mind too,
so that many smaller evil choices become unconcious choices that do not look like free will.
But anyway maybe there is something like "evil matter"? And what happens it if we substract all that we think we know about "matter" from the concept of "matter"?