Big Love! (Atheist mystic)
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Let me rephrase, then.
How do you know the majority religions you mentioned have got it right, and are not just another delusion/ego thing?
You don't have to convince me, I'm really genuinely interested in your reasons.
Most people believe in philosophical materialism. So any ideas about spirituality are BS.
One of the problems with modern thought is the idea of nihilism. This is the idea that everything in the Universe is just patterns of energy swirling around according to the laws of physics where no one pattern of energy being any more meaningful than any other. The nihilist doesn't believe in God or purpose to the Universe. The nihilist believes everything we do is absolutely meaningless and insignificant
Thanks! I can relate to what you are saying.So to answer your question yes it is ego delusion but I am aware that it is and choose to hold the belief anyway because what I hold to be true based on faith gives me a better sense of meaning in my life.
Well, I'm not that kind of atheist.For example, an assumption might be "God exists". For an atheist having this assumption is insane.
Thanks! I can relate to what you are saying.
Well, I'm not that kind of atheist.
You come across to me as a "head" kind of person, all conscious choice and reason and meaning.
What's your take on "heart" matters?
“One possibility is: God is nothing but the power of the universe to organize itself.”
― Lee Smolin
“But what is equally important, and sobering, is how often we fool ourselves. And we fool ourselves not only individually but en masse. The tendency of a group of human beings to quickly come to believe something that its individual members will later see as obviously false is truly amazing. Some of the worst tragedies of the last century happened because well-meaning people fell for easy solutions proposed by bad leaders.”
― Lee Smolin, The Trouble with Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science and What Comes Next
“Space and time emerge from the laws rather than providing an arena in which things happen.”
― Lee Smolin
They'll never get it. But please keep posting useful and intelligent stuff for the people with open minds ... Welcome to IO @dfnj2019 and hope you stick around
I have heard, that an ancient king once had a human being presented to a group of elephants, all blind from birth. "O you blind elephants, blind from birth, tell me what a human being is like!" And the group of elephants, blind from birth, said to the king, "Very well, your majesty, we shall do as you wish!" And they each examined the man thoroughly, the elephants, blind from birth, and when they had examined him thoroughly, each one, they unaninmously declared to the king, "A human being, your majesty, is flat!".Therefore, (1) grossly foolish persons, (2) the lowest of mankind, (3) the deluded speculators, and (4) the professed atheists, as above mentioned, never surrender unto the lotus feet of the Personality of Godhead in spite of all scriptural and authoritative advice.
In the Gita, in plain and simple language, it is stated that Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead.