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(en) Brazil, (((A)))Infos OrgÃno De ExpressÃo Anarquista - #16 - Anticlerical & CIA (pt) [machine translation]

Date Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:07:01 +0200

About gods that create souls and/or take charge of their destiny after death of
individuals ---- These gods do not exist because there are no souls. At the time which were written in the Bible and the Koran, for example, virtually nothing was known about the universe. It was believed that Earth was the center of the universe, that all forms of life were created simultaneously in their current forms in recent past, and that matter is distinguished by life presence of a "vital force", whose source was usually associated with one or more deities. This is very clear in Christian mythology about the creation of man, which uses expressions like "breath of life" or "breath of life" for describe what would have been blown into Adam's nostrils to turn it into a clay man.

The Hebrew text uses the word ruah (breath or spirit), and was used in Greek (pnoen)
a combination of (pneuma), which not coincidentally is a root
still used today to refer to air - in Portuguese, English
and many other languages. As always noticed that the death
causing the end of the breath, and vice versa, it was thought that the
breathing was the very essence of life. Pneuma still
means spirit or ghost in Greek.

Today, any child who spends a good school
already learned in elementary school that the Earth is not the center of the
universe, the life forms we know arose in
different times over billions of years, which for centuries have
knows that there is no life force, and that there is nothing in living
addition of the chemical elements that are also present in
inorganic compounds that form the rest of the universe, such
as hydrogen, carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, etc.. This is
Current basic knowledge and consensus to the point where
a plethora of scientific evidence accumulated over
many decades of experimentation. However, unfortunately
live an epidemic of scientific ignorance in which large
the population of the most basic elements desconheceos
knowledge available. Relatively few people
can correctly point the cause of the seasons or the
Earth time required for a full circle around
Sun, for example.

Many people realize that our brain is responsible for
who we are: our personality, our mood, our memories,
our moral judgments, our inhibitions, our thoughts
and decisions. A blow to the head can kill your
memory. A glass of alcohol can eliminate their memories and their
inhibitions, and radically change their moral sense.
Antidepressants alter our mood. Neurological diseases
affect our personality and the way we relate
with others. However, these people do not realize that
these facts are incompatible with the idea of ââan immaterial soul
or transcendent that would be the source of our consciousness. The soul
can not be responsible for the memory as alcohol, sedatives and
blows to the head could not reach the soul. For the same
reason, the soul can not be responsible for our moods,
personality, conscience or moral judgments. In fact, if
there was any outside influence of a commanding soul
the human brain and its processes, medical schools
need to teach theology courses within neurology.
But this is not the case.

In short, until people well informed about minimally
the functioning of the human body already have the knowledge
need to realize that all our mental life emerges and
processes in our nervous system, rather than an external source
it, which means that there are no souls. Of course, this does not
means that there is no god, only that there are no
gods who take care of souls. Moreover, this fact gives a
deathblow in Christianity and Islam, for example, whose
essence lies in the actions necessary to give good destination to this
piece of fiction called soul or spirit. As there are no
souls, there is nothing to be "saved" nor heaven, nor hell,
rendering meaningless the whole theology of Western monotheism.
Very few people would be willing to believe in any
divinity in these conditions.

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