Wow, an Excellent Analogy for Religion
My parents tried to raise me christian and I would always hear about how god was around us, but this sums it up nicely.
God=Mom is true. God is not a man in the sky pushing buttons and listening and watching everything you do and controlling all. God is your mom. God is the earth, the sun. Birth is a fractal part of life.
Jacob I would agree with the god being the sun part.
I think Pharaoh Akhenaten got it right. he was the 1st one to come up with the idea of of there being only 1 god. and that was the sun god aten
God is not one. God is at one. The children in the picture are just as much their mom as their mom is god.
God repeats just like birth repeats. Just like life repeats. There isn’t just one single entity controlling anything. We are all parts of a god web running around out of control. We’re so out of control yet people will still believe that there is a divine thing “fixing” everything so its better.
If the analogy is that God is Mom, then the earth would be the placenta.
By the way, my names not Jacob, but i’ve been called that before.
The sun can be seen as a mom, it creates life. Hence mother nature.
perhaps a decent analogy for god, but for religion? definitely not.
A roman catholic sent me this once, It made me chuckle.
Dr. Jirina Prekop, PhD, Czech Psychologist
What if death makes us wake up into another life, where we’re beings superior to mankind?
crocodiles for 1. they have lasted millions of years unchanged.
it is SO human to think that we are the superior animal on this planet.
Humans have walked on the moon. Beat that crocodiles.
@Chemicalbr0 @Alan, interesting thought…
@Christian, Crocodiles didn’t have to evolve for thousands of years:D
crocodiles was just an example, I just hate the way that the human race thinks that they are superior to all other animals on earth.
when it comes to intelligence then yes but intelligence is only a small factor in what makes a successful organism. (come back in a couple of million years and we’ll see how successful humans really are. through our own intelligence we will have probably wiped ourselves out)
it all depends on the environment, put people in the sea and we’re hopeless. yet sharks have existed there for millions of years.
Christian.. sperm whales dive 3 km down every day with no technology and that’s just to get lunch… beat that humans.
This debate about whether or not human beings are better than other living organisms is, quite frankly, pointless. I know that’s a bit harsh, but we are no better or worse than any other living thing out there, just different. We evolved a certain way, just as other animals did. The fact that crocs did not evolve for thousands of years (or whatever it is you’re arguing with that) is arbitrary when measuring who is better. We all play our role, albeit many would argue that humans play their role poorly, it’s a product of our evolution as a species and society.
This analogy falls apart pretty quickly because the existence of mom is testable and verifiable.
@Dave it is not so by the babies in the womb.
It is very sad how much organized religion has ruined the concept of God. We must learn to think of God as everything the all that makes existence possible.
another good analogy is when someone holds up a sign saying “Hey look over there” and then people beat the shit out of the guy with the sign and turn the sign into an idol
Babies can hear the voice of Mom in the womb. That’s enough evidence, no? And then maybe you would say that someone could hear the voice of God in the “real” world after birth. Well it doesn’t happen to everyone other than a few, in contrast with babies who all hear the voice of Mom. And they know it is mom since all mammals have innately in them a mother archetype.
And thus I give Dave my support in his case against this analogy that doesn’t really say much about God.
I can’t help myself.
i am god, i am religion
Good Video. If you think of crystals as living beings, and this world is 80% silicon compound, this world is a living being. It does give a new meaning to the term “Mother Earth”
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@Keenan I think that you summed up “religion” the best.
Why all the hate on atheists? I’m an atheist, but that does not mean that I think I know what comes after this life. I fit the label because I think it is just as plausible that after we die, we dissipate back into the nothingness that we came from, with no further journey. There is no proof, but it fits the patterns of life and death just as well – after all, life comes from death, death comes from life, so it’s not like death is so scary that I need to explain it away by saying I somehow don’t die.
All of these conversations are too hard to have on simplistic levels. All I’ll say is that if there is anything that lasts beyond death it’s the actions we do in life, not what religion we choose to follow (or not follow!).
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