Can an atheist believe in the law of attraction?
Once again, just curious of your thoughts. From my understanding the Law of Attraction is based on some unknown force and also the mind. This unknown force that is bringing things into our lives sounds a lot like a typical ‘god’ that people tend to believe in to me. And the explanation that our mind is sending our frequencies and matching frequencies are what is bringing things into our lives is not a viable answer to me.
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@irvzilla, @iluvdamusic, Law of Attraction originates from a force within ourselves and the interconnectedness we all share. Personally I feel “The Secret” is the most commercialized, most materialistic and worst example of how the Law of Attraction works. Search out any other sources for more information I suggest Mike Dooley:).
Not sure that an atheist would believe in it, but then a genuine atheist is somebody whose worldview is set in stone, or at least they believe it is. A friend once said to me that an ideology is what you have when you run out of ideas, and it’s served me well to think like that.
Can any individual religion be proved false? Yes, very easily if you focus on the window dressing. If you focus on what all religions actually have at their core, before people with agendas came and twisted the message then it’s much harder to say that they are wrong.
I really recommend everybody watch this video, it’s influenced me massively and everyone I’ve shown it to has felt similarly. It’s not strictly about “the law of attraction”, but as Grant Morrison says in the video itself, the same message filtered through different nervous systems can look very different, even though it’s really the same thing beneath all the window dressing.
Atheists can believe in anything but theism or theology (i.e., the presence of a God or Gods). An atheist can believe in karma, which is an ‘unknown force,’ just like the Law of Attraction. I don’t know to much about the details of the Law of Attraction, but the word atheist only means a disbelief in God(s), not in other forces.
@rainclouder, I believe Karma is more of a moral lifestyle. About being a decent human in society, so yeah anyone could believe in that, but the Law of Attraction is an unproven science. It relies on a higher power, a force like you say. Unless it is a physical or proven force, I don’t believe they could believe…I Don’t mean to speak for any atheists, its just my view, so no offense to anyone…
The Law of Attraction states that you attract into your life what you think about.
As an atheist myself, I still believe that it works. Why?
Not from some “unknown force” or some spiritual bullshit..it’s because when you start to focus your mind on something, you start to see opportunities that align with what you want when you normally wouldn’t see them.
Thoughts -> Actions -> Opportunities. It’s simple, really.
The law of attraction is bullshit.
The main principle behind it is fully valid though. And it’s not some woo-woo shit either for that matter, doesn’t necessitate a god or spirit or anything like that.
It’s just a law of reality.
Belief or disbelief is pointless. LOOK WITH YOUR EYES, not your imagination (that’s right, all belief and disbelief are projections, figments of imagination. Completely useless and invalid.)
@soulshine, Believing in karma is believing in a force that makes sure good things happen to good people and bad things happen to bad people, doling out people what they deserve. Karma is also unproven because a lot of good things happen to bad people and a lot of bad things happen to good people; there’s no way to prove that karma exists
Check out “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. He’s the one that really started the whole idea of the Law, or at least began codifying it. For 25 years he interviewed and befriended some of the most influential people our nation has ever seen, from Edison to Carnegie to sitting presidents. ALL of them believed that thoughts in some way shape conditions outside ourselves, and used that belief to attain massive influence and wealth. I am fairly atheistic, as I do not believe that anything can violate the principles of Nature (neither does Hill.) However, the idea that thought vibrations are a physical thing and can have an impact on our environments does not necessarily seem to be violating any natural laws. It is simply a force not yet measurable by our observations. Quantum mechanics may someday shed light on this further, but I honestly think an atheist would have a much EASIER time believing in this, instead of just pointing at everything and saying God did it.
@wesfranchise, Third eye isn’t an eye, the concept isn’t real, but what it refers to is. It’s like an inaccurate map. You could take a look at an inaccurate map and go “Pff that place doesn’t exist” or you could look closer and find that “Oh I see, they were meaning this place but they didn’t know it that well thousands of years ago. No surprise.”
Take a look at the eye of Horus symbol, now compare it to a cross section of the human brain… see how it looks the same? The “third eye” is in your brain, and it is related to vision and all the other senses, as well as endocrine function, and also dreaming.
A window in some other universe? Superpowers? N-word please, that shit aint real.
It’s all just a big misconception, like a game of chinese whispers.
The third eye is crucial to brain function. Without the thalamus glands, the cerebellum, and the medulla oblongata, you can’t even live. That is the “third eye” and without one you can’t live.
LAW OF THE ATTRACTION IS “SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN”!
Yes! Not long ago scientists have found a part of the brain called the R.A.S. (reticular activating system)
As many of you know a lot of the information that comes to the brain is outside of your conscious awareness.
The R.A.S. is the part of brain that decides to send information to your conscious mind or simply let the unconscious process it. The R.A.S. makes these decisions based on what you think about MOST OF THE TIME.
For example if think about owning a Ferrari most of the time. When you see a Ferrari your R.A.S. will send that information immediately to your conscious mind.
The R.A.S. is vigilant of anything that is related to what you think about most of the time and will send that to your conscious mind.
In turn, you will be able to achieve your goals more easily.
Like what @manimal said. Things like this are more physical and real than a ‘magic’, automatic occurrence that just happens.
Like karma. When one does something negative, that feeling carries on in others who experience it, thus adding more negative to the ‘cycle’. Luckily, with a bit of free will, anyone can instantly change it into a positive action instead of acting on that impulse to carry on the experience. (some bound to cease the positive flow as well)
Dissect the reality of things. Believe in what you believe in, fuck labels. That’s why I couldn’t fuck with religion in the first place. I come into this world and get handed a set of others’ beliefs while I’m also told we all make mistakes? lol. Generalizations are good for quickly relaying an idea. To rely on them for any more serious description of someone is rather destructive.
The law of attraction is just a dressed up version of a basic observation; think about what you want, get what you want, who’da thought. It can easily be rationalized by looking at just how habitual we are as humans. The law of attraction is powered by syncronicity which in itself is a positive feedback loop and a powerful tool. The law of attraction can be applied to many belief systems in a useful manner, as an atheist I see no reason why I cant also make use of the concept.. some of y’all need to update your definition of atheism
@luzimzo, True dat.
“You cannot hit a target which you cannot see”
It’s all about focusing attention and taking action. Affirmations/visualisation are merely ways to operate the ego, setting mindsets and feeding/killing desires. It’s good shit. That’s how this whole “Law of A” shit really works.
It’s not magically pulling things toward you, it’s setting your “autopilot” and guiding your attention.
@irvzilla, As an atheist, do you believe what other atheists believe? Or have you figured out that there is nothing greater than us by yourself? I would think that someone who is against the establishment of religion would be open minded to any natural “law”. But im no atheist..
I’m not a great fan of the law of attraction. It doesn’t provoke any creativity in my life whatsoever, it’s more like, if there is something like that, a law of manipulation. Thinking in results, that’s something that has to do with the rewarding system everyone with a conscience has, so you can’t really argue with it unless you realize that there is a gap between making a choice to attract things and making a choice to keep them. That gap is the space where you choose what to believe in and manipulate your own choices whenever you want. It can help you predict by simple logic what kinds of people and things you’re going to attract as well as the power of complete indifference that every fan of the law keeps attracting. You can also change your “frequencies”.