Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Comments by terryramplinguk

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  • A very balanced article. Your phone is like your mirror, you choose your reality. You choose the apps that you download and the websites that you visit and the news sources you read, and the podcasts or music you listen to. Just like an actual mirror, it can cause you difficulties if you have difficulties relating to your self. The mirror can also be extremely useful to help you get things done that help you be more social.

  • “While there was no association between religious affiliation status and psychotic experiences (PEs), within the subgroup having a religious affiliation, four of five indices of religiosity were significantly associated with increased odds of PEs.”

    In my opinion, it’s not difficult to see why this may be the case. There are numerous reasons for this. The “character” of Jesus is most famously portrayed as being nailed to a cross (which was done by other people in the “story”). A lot of people who have experienced extreme suffering that was not their fault can identify with this pain. The idea of a resurrection is symbolic of a transformation in character that is similarly felt to be experienced by some people who have been through extreme suffering. They can also find themselves puzzled by the “ethics” of what has happened to them. Society has a history of pointing people who are interested in understanding ethics towards religion, rather than philosophy.

  • Sean Connery’s character says:
    “Hancock. I’ve got lunatics laughing at me from the woods. My original plan has been scuppered now that the jeeps haven’t arrived. My communications are completely broken down. Do you really believe any of that can be helped by a cup of tea?”