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[Regarding a study which linked being "born again" to having a smaller hippocampus-the area responsible for learning and memory]

Learning what exactly?

Memorizing whose truth?

Perhaps God shuts down the parts of our minds that would continue to absorb the overwhelming daily propaganda of this world {evolution, the "green" movement, socialism, anti-semitism, gay marriage etc...}

....while filling the void with His ways. Of course secular scientists would see it as "brain atrophy" but I like the trade off!

BarbT, Rapture Ready 69 Comments [5/29/2012 3:07:46 AM]
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MK

Yes lord, make me dumb and ignorant, shrink my brain so that it is capable of nothing but babbling, so that I can be a complete slave to your every whim. Amuunnnnnghhhh.

5/29/2012 3:10:08 AM

Creedence Leonore Gielgud

"Learning what exactly?"

Nothing of value, now please get me my fries.

5/29/2012 3:19:08 AM

CinnamonGull

Yeah. We're just waiting for the breathing control centres in your brain to atrophy, so you can choke and die.

5/29/2012 3:19:44 AM

nuspirit

It's funny how they immediately assume that the study denigrates believers while it actually doesn't. Must be that brain atrophy at work...

5/29/2012 3:24:29 AM

Satan is actually the good guy.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but what he's basically saying is "My brain is rotting and I like it".

5/29/2012 3:32:53 AM

Raised by Horses

"Perhaps God shuts down parts of our minds.."

Sounds about right.

5/29/2012 3:37:30 AM

Mudak

I don't suppose it's necessary to point out the age-old correlation/causation bit with this study to these people, do I?

Btw, why is anti-semitism listed in this propaganda list?

5/29/2012 3:41:31 AM



Well, at least (s)he doesn't like anti-semites. That's gotta count for something, right?

5/29/2012 3:55:40 AM

Extraintrovert

Religious fundamentalists value ignorance and self-satisfaction over reason, evidence and reality, part Eleventy Zillion.

Looking at the article for the study though, it seems to only demonstrate a correlation instead of a correlation - like that study showing a connection between conservative political beliefs and parts of the brain associated with reactionary behaviour -and admits that the study doesn't account for other factors linked to hippocampal shrinkage.

5/29/2012 3:55:59 AM

Reynardine

More evidence that a pin head is never sharp.

5/29/2012 4:11:26 AM

Mister Spak

"Perhaps God shuts down the parts of our minds"

That explains so much.

5/29/2012 5:18:20 AM

SpukiKitty

So Fundy-God causes brain damage?

I DON'T like your "God".

My "God" is all for Reason, Love & PLEASURE! Yours is a tyranical poopyhead!


Sounds like a variant of THIS CLASSIC FSTDT quote:

http://fstdt.net/QuoteComment.aspx?QID=61678

As I say, with fundies & bigots, "Ignorance is next to godliness".

5/29/2012 5:20:11 AM

Xotan

"Perhaps God shuts down the parts of our minds that would continue to absorb the overwhelming daily propaganda of this world {evolution, the "green" movement, socialism, anti-semitism, gay marriage etc...}"


- So much then for free will! Essentially this is the evil of Calvinism dressed up to make it seem more acceptable to rational people. Sorry. the argument is so transparent that I saw through it at once. So would anyone with even the smallest number of grey cells. Fundies fool themselves into such lines of thinking, and therefore are idiots who reject our (supposedly) God-given intelligence.

5/29/2012 5:40:49 AM

OhJohnNo

This deserves all the WTFs.

ALL OF THEM.

5/29/2012 5:41:40 AM

Brendan Rizzo

These people will do anything to deny the evidence that is staring them in the face. For some reason I doubt that study applies only to Christians. What about the Muslims or Hindus who also have smaller-than-average hippocampi? Is God protecting them from reason too?

5/29/2012 5:58:19 AM

breakerslion

"Perhaps God shuts down the parts of our minds that would continue to absorb the overwhelming daily propaganda of this world..."

That's not God, sweetie, that's the lack of oxygen to your brain caused by having your head so far up your ass.

5/29/2012 5:58:33 AM

Moose

Does anyone know where I can find the study?

5/29/2012 6:15:10 AM

dionysus

Perhaps God shuts down the parts of our minds that would continue to absorb the overwhelming daily propaganda of this world

No, it's not God that's shutting down your learning center of the brain. It's years of neglect because holier-then-thou fundies think they know everything there is to know and refuse to listen to any new arguments, preferring to instead stay in the echo chamber listening to the same talking points over and over again ad infinitum.

5/29/2012 6:18:33 AM

Reynardine

People don't wear hats any more, or I'd refer you to a maker of first-rate doll clothes.

5/29/2012 6:18:55 AM

Doubting Thomas

Why would a god give us a brain and then keep us from trying to use it? Sorry, but that's no god I want to worship.

5/29/2012 6:25:34 AM

KaneChrinicler

....while filling the void with His ways. Of course secular scientists would see it as "brain atrophy" but I like the trade off!

Why do they make it so easy?

5/29/2012 6:28:21 AM

Horsefeathers

Brain damaged and proud of it, apparently.

5/29/2012 6:52:19 AM

Thinking Allowed

Only on RR could this make any sense.

5/29/2012 7:04:21 AM

D Laurier

Or maybe you are just stupid.

5/29/2012 7:16:28 AM

Filin De Blanc

So God is making you mentally retarded and you're glad. Great.

5/29/2012 7:33:20 AM
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