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Tom S. Fox
You hear voices in your head?
4/16/2009 8:50:15 AM
Atheists the voice or feeling that tells you not to do something, what is that called?
4/16/2009 12:06:50 PM
Can you be any more redundant...?
4/17/2009 10:12:49 PM
Schizo much? And fucking word salad, man.
4/17/2009 10:20:42 PM
...you sold your meds for bibles didn't you?
4/17/2009 10:28:29 PM
Bicameral mind. Anyone familiar with the theory? It's believed that some minds which have followed a different development path or are simply less developed retain a higher degree of separation between the lobes. So when the dominant lobe received information from the other, it seems to the person as if they're hearing a voice from an outside source.
This guy is a posterboy for the theory.
4/17/2009 10:51:34 PM
a mind far far away
Grammar. Learn some.
4/17/2009 10:51:55 PM
"Atheists the voice or feeling that tells you not to do something, what is that called? "
"Than you are fighting against yourself which shows that you aren't too bright."
"Those warnings are the voice and the hands of God."
So, is it god or not? If it's my inner voice, then it's not god, and if it's god, then I'm not fighting against myself.
Man, you are some kind of crazy.
4/17/2009 10:54:29 PM
I don't hear voices in my head, however I do have thoughts about whether or not to do things at times. This is called "common sense" and with learning and experience becomes better developed over time. You perhaps might want to work on improving yours rather than claiming that a skyfairie tells you what to do.
4/17/2009 10:55:21 PM
that's not god, that's your conscience. your conscience tells you what you should and shouldn't do, based on how you would feel should it be done to you.
the fact that humans have risen above the other animals, to see the world such that they know that there are other conscious being outside themselves, gives them the ability to feel empathy, and have a conscience. don't try to take that away by giving the credit to some mythical god.
4/17/2009 11:02:13 PM
I do not hear voices in my head. I am not schizophrenic.
I do not do things I know I shouldn't. I have a conscience.
I sometimes do things I feel I shouldn't. I am capable of successfully taking a calculated risk, despite learned risk-aversion.
Sticks & stones...and word salad.
4/17/2009 11:20:21 PM
The voice thing I always assumed was merely an abstraction. I've never heard an imaginary sound talking to me.
It's called a conscience and it's more of a sense of right and wrong. Which yes I do have, and I don't go around not doing what it tells me to do.
Because it's what tells me that you are a bunch of hateful bigots and that I should stay as far from you as possible.
Actually that would make it ironic if it was the voice of god, because it's telling me to avoid his followers.
4/17/2009 11:37:29 PM
Oh, that little guy? You mean Jimminy Cricket? He's God? Wow.
4/17/2009 11:41:40 PM
Let me just say, IT'S NOT YOU. (...) this is a part of you speaking or feeling. (...) Those warnings are the voice and the hands of God.
Don't you just hate it when all the voices in your head keep talking at the same time?
4/18/2009 12:01:48 AM
...oh, look, here come some nice men in white coats to give you some yummy stuff, a really cozy jacket, and your very own comfy padded room where you can take a nice long nap. Byeee~~
4/18/2009 12:09:32 AM
Obviously you never heard of the subconscious processes going on in your mind.
They´re responsible for a lot of things, your conscience (the little voice in your head you seem to talk about) as well as a lot of other things. Unfounded fears of something (Spiders, great heigths or flying for example) are also expressions of the subconscious mind, as well as obsessions (like having to touch every streetlight you pass while walking on the sidewalk)
4/18/2009 12:14:01 AM
That's called your CONSCIENCE... it's not "God", you douche.
4/18/2009 12:27:27 AM
Speaking as an atheist I can honestly say I've never had voices in my head telling to do/not do stuff.
Should it start to happen I'll seek medical advice.
4/18/2009 12:43:22 AM
That voice is Reason, or Conscience.
So, nobody would neglect to listen to their inner voice, but the voice of God is easier neglected? How does your so called brain function?
4/18/2009 12:53:17 AM
You're talking about conscience pangs. I don't know about most people, but I don't hear a voice, I just get an "eh, I probably shouldn't" kind of feeling.
4/18/2009 1:17:25 AM
"Oh, that little guy? You mean Jimminy Cricket? He's God? Wow."
Close: just look at his initials.
Well, he got the name in the Disney version. The funniest part is that in the original novel, he's squished with a mallet by an angry Pinocchio (though his ghost continues to help/advise/annoy Pinocchio). Seems like crosses, blasphemy and iron chariots aren't the only weaknesses of the Xian trinity.
4/18/2009 1:34:04 AM
The only voice inside of me is my own. I rationalize things to myself, but trust me, I am very much conscious of myself doing it and know it's coming from me in the same way I know the words I am writing now are coming from me. I have never, even as a child, felt like or thought there was a voice besides my own telling me anything. And, fyi, I tend not to feel bad about my actions because I am an adult who thinks things through and does not do things that are not in line with my moral code (the only things I really end up feeling bad over are mistakes).
Your belittling bunch of lies are better directed toward children. Although, even as a child, I never bought into the idea that I had a voice inside of me that knew right from wrong and instead assumed that I was being told that by lazy people who didn't want to take the time to teach me the difference.
4/18/2009 2:01:30 AM
Firstly, Christ is a title not a fecking surname.
Secondly, stop being sheep..
4/18/2009 2:13:42 AM
How many times have you decided to go do something and you hear the little voice in your mind that said don't do that? Then you go and do the opposite and something negative come from it.
About as many times as something negative came from following the voice. The voice tends to fuck up a lot.
4/18/2009 2:41:38 AM
Yes, it is possible to be atheist and have a conscience. My sister is raising her children with no religion at all and they know without at doubt that lying, cheating and stealing are wrong, show respect to the adults in their lives, and are some of the best behaved children I know. (Interestingly enough, their parents don't spank, either). It's called parenting by example, they want honest children, so they live honestly themselves.
The fundie family that used to live down the street, however, had a brood of brats who bullied the other kids, stole toys and broke them, and generally trashed their own house. But, by god, they knew their bible. The whole neighborhood was dancing in the street when they finally moved.
4/18/2009 2:57:05 AM
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