Tuesday, June 16, 2009


A response to an article trying to explain the existence of brain stimulation as it correlates to the existence of religion and the built in belief that God exists.

If there is a specifiable evolutionary basis for religious experience, then that in itself does actually provide some support for the claim of higher order beings or a spiritual aspect of the world. We have eyes to sense the visible, ears to sense the audible, and hands to sense the tangible - thus, a religious or spiritual faculty implies its own objects of sense.

The spiritual faculty is commonplace among all peoples and throughout all time periods, except for the realm of modern industrial secularism, where it has atrophied. Today's scientist is blind to this easy fact because he is himself an historical aberration: he is not a god among the savages, as he imagines, but a brain-damaged trauma victim unable to recall the past.

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