"...where almost all the schools are religious and not one school is secular...
Wat? Almost all are religious but not one is secular? What does that leave?
The public schools in Éire are religious? Is religion actually a…"
"In this case the message was not definite.
Of course, the eye ordeal was only an example of your point and not the point itself anyway. If this is your main point:
"So, don't believe it just because a scientific study has shown it to be…"
""a protective film in the back of my eye had deteriorated and was in the process of breaking down."
A what? Do you have the written diagnosis? It sounds like something may have been lost in the translation. Was s/he talking about…"
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"Either one is an opinion.
More important are the foundations of those opinions.
Enough is known about how the brain and its tissue work to know that there is no extrinsic phenomenon involved in its function. How does a machine work? By interaction…"
"Exactly. Seeing it as it is rather than as we wish.
I get the impression that even naturalistic people tend to frame their existential beliefs in a way that feels comfortable to them, rather than simply acknowledging an aversion to what is. (That…"
"More seriously, I'm sure somebody by now has quoted Mark Twain: "I was nonexistent for millions of years before I was born, and I did not suffer the slightest inconvenience from it." Or words to that effect.
Talia expressed the same…"
Actually it was no big deal. Most of my friends and acquaintances here in Ireland are either Atheists or Agnostics themselves and the few Theists I have in my circle of friends know better than to try to proselytize me. It's not that we do not talk about religion and how it affects our lives, but when it comes to this topic my friends and I are of the same opinion: it's personal so don't try to make other people live by "laws" of your belief.