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Old 10-04-2007, 02:01 PM   #157
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Originally Posted by Ray Jones
What I am having trouble with is the fact that one can accept something to be divine intervention or whatever when he actually doesn't believe in the existence of a god.
Too many possible scenarios to cover. Let's just say that I believe that there is a social pressure to conform that can, in some circumstances, act as a proverbial chink in the armor. I also believe that we're to some degree hard-wired to look for causality and when faced with a situation where the answer is "I don't know", people tend to freak out (hence my earlier thread on dealing with the unknown in Kavar's) and make stuff up and/or jump to conclusions.

Originally Posted by Ray Jones
Furthermore, why chose a specific religion just because you met god? It all sounds pretty much made up to me.
Enculturation is a bitch.
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