They are far more alike than they think: “Man’s greatest failing? His attempt to define that which can never BE defined, to the point that it answers all the questions, because he will never be able to fully understand it in the first place. Yet still his pursuit blinds him to all else, but that which he can never hope to answer.”
Now riddle me this…
Who is the above about?
Religious or non-believers?
It’s hard to know for sure, isn’t it?
[via Blaze] An exciting, new Oxford University study has found that faith and religion come to human beings naturally — possibly instinctively. The initiative, entitled the “Cognition, Religion and Theology Project,” took three years to complete and involved more than 40 different studies in 20 countries around the globe. According to CNN, the study has some intriguing findings:
Studies around the world came up with similar findings, including widespread belief in some kind of afterlife and an instinctive tendency to suggest that natural phenomena happen for a purpose.
While the results don’t speak to whether or not God (or gods) exists, Roger Trigg, the project’s co-director, believes that the findings are immensely important to religious freedom and human rights. When considering the idea that some governments restrict religious activities, Trigg said:
“If you’ve got something so deep-rooted in human nature, thwarting it is in some sense not enabling humans to fulfill their basic interests. There is quite a drive to think that religion is private. It isn’t just a quirky interest of a few, it’s basic human nature. This shows that it’s much more universal, prevalent, and deep-rooted. It’s got to be reckoned with. You can‘t just pretend it isn’t there.”
CNN points out the notion that both atheists and the religious can use the study to validate their beliefs. Trigg explains that the faithful can look at the data and say, ‘If there is a God, then … he would have given us inclinations to look for him.” On the flip side, atheists would potentially accept the notion that faith appeals to the human heart and mind, but that humanity must evolve and move beyond simple myths.
Arguably, the former argument seems more compelling, especially considering the fact that religious beliefs remained consistent, despite major cultural differences. Clearly, a common thread connects the human search for a higher being.
In the end, the study contends that, regardless of culture, belief in the afterlife and in purposeful happenings (or happenings with divine purpose) are completely natural and ingrained in human nature. Rather than existing as a remote or infrequent societal occurrence, faith and religion are normal (and frequent) human experiences. [Read More]
At the end of the day, no matter WHAT label you put on them for BOTH sides, certain things come down to faith alone.
You either have it, believing 100% in what you preach…
Or you don’t.
(NaturalNews) The response to the release of our new mini-documentary,The God Within, has been extraordinary. In just the first 16 hours after its release, we have received an inflow of positive comments from people who are elated that we have helped pull back the veil of secrecy and expose the mindless, soulless core philosophies of the conventional scientific community.
People were shocked, they wrote, to discover that most conventional scientists believe human beings are mere “biological robots” with no mind, no soul, no free will and no consciousness. “Now it makes sense,” one reader told us, “that the GMOs and vaccines are done in the name of science, because scientists have no respect for conscious living creatures.” [Read More]
This mini-documentary by Mike Adams the Health Ranger exposes the false philosophy underpinning most of modern science. It explains why science is rooted in evil and destruction while harming life on our planet: GMOs, vaccines, psychiatric drugs, nuclear weapons — they’ve all been pursued and promoted under the brand of “science.” And yet, shockingly, modern scientists do not believe human beings are conscious beings. They claim we are all just “biological robots” which provides the philosophical pretext for genocide. See more at http://www.NaturalNews.TV
Only you can make.
And the choice is NEVER the one everyone tells you it is…
It should be about WHO you believe, but WHAT you believe, but for goodness sake?
Believe in something!