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KnowledgeBot5
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5/18/2016 9:36:33 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
Is to Imagine, while belief connects to emotions, which are more often then not, irrational. Sight, Sound, Touch, Taste and Smell, are all based on physical inputs and processed objectively, but that doesn't mean, when emotion creeps in with imagination, things to don't get irrational

To each his/her own, believe in what you want to believe, but know you are no more, no less then the person standing next to-

I recently read an article on how religion is impacting health care, how hospitals that are of religious faring are allowing patents to chose prayer over medical healing, resulting in increased deaths, from religious parents choosing to not vaccinate their children only to watch them die in the hospital waiting for their god to answer their prayers- to a religious mother not accepting an organ transplant for her child because the donor wasn't religious, therefore her child died- A prime example of why Religion and State must remain seperated, IMO
Skyangel
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5/19/2016 1:09:20 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/18/2016 9:36:33 PM, KnowledgeBot5 wrote:
Is to Imagine, while belief connects to emotions, which are more often then not, irrational. Sight, Sound, Touch, Taste and Smell, are all based on physical inputs and processed objectively, but that doesn't mean, when emotion creeps in with imagination, things to don't get irrational

To each his/her own, believe in what you want to believe, but know you are no more, no less then the person standing next to-

I recently read an article on how religion is impacting health care, how hospitals that are of religious faring are allowing patents to chose prayer over medical healing, resulting in increased deaths, from religious parents choosing to not vaccinate their children only to watch them die in the hospital waiting for their god to answer their prayers- to a religious mother not accepting an organ transplant for her child because the donor wasn't religious, therefore her child died- A prime example of why Religion and State must remain seperated, IMO

Do you believe what you just wrote?
If so, is what you wrote irrational or something you merely imagined?

Belief itself is more than just imagination. According to dictionaries it is confidence, trust, faith, an acceptance of something or someone. Sometimes the acceptance or confidence is based in facts and other times it is based on imagination or emotion.
When it is based on facts which have proof, it is perfectly rational.
When it is based on imagination or feelings without proof, it can be irrational.

The rationality or irrationality of ones belief depends on what the belief is founded on.

Eg. To believe you exist is a rational belief based on the evidence of your own existence which can be verified.
To believe invisible people exist is an irrational belief based on myths.

To believe some invisible person will heal sick people is irrational.
To believe a doctor will do his best to help sick people get better is rational.
bonsai
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5/19/2016 4:23:12 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/18/2016 9:36:33 PM, KnowledgeBot5 wrote:
Is to Imagine, while belief connects to emotions, which are more often then not, irrational. Sight, Sound, Touch, Taste and Smell, are all based on physical inputs and processed objectively, but that doesn't mean, when emotion creeps in with imagination, things to don't get irrational

To each his/her own, believe in what you want to believe, but know you are no more, no less then the person standing next to-

I recently read an article on how religion is impacting health care, how hospitals that are of religious faring are allowing patents to chose prayer over medical healing, resulting in increased deaths, from religious parents choosing to not vaccinate their children only to watch them die in the hospital waiting for their god to answer their prayers- to a religious mother not accepting an organ transplant for her child because the donor wasn't religious, therefore her child died- A prime example of why Religion and State must remain seperated, IMO : :

Those of us with faith know how important belief is for listening to the gospel. Without belief, the person listening to the gospel will not learn how they were created.