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(Washington Times)   Divine visions linked to epilepsy and brain tumors   ( divider line
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2003-03-24 01:40:38 PM  
And just sometimes....tequila slammers.
2003-03-24 01:53:18 PM  
Joan of Arc surrenders.
2003-03-24 01:54:19 PM  
Studies on identical and fraternal twin pairs raised apart suggest that 50 percent of our religious interests are influenced by genes

So THIS is why Bevets is so afraid of the "Theory of Evolution"!
2003-03-24 02:03:52 PM  
I found Jesus, he was hiding outside peeping at my girlfriend.
2003-03-24 02:08:13 PM  
....or a leaky gas line.
2003-03-24 02:24:50 PM  
Doesn't this headline need an OBVIOUS tag?
2003-03-24 02:44:23 PM  
Beat me to it, Solzhenisin.
2003-03-24 04:06:14 PM  
Can we begin a petition to retag this category to
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? That's 3 votes so far.
2003-03-24 04:10:10 PM  
2003-03-24 05:08:31 PM  
I think this may have been considered news around the time that Dostoyevsky was writing (he was such a mystic-epileptic). The article is interesting, though.
2003-03-24 05:29:21 PM  
5 (and 6) for my Schitzophrenic side.
2003-03-24 05:30:37 PM  
Umm did you guys read the end of the article?

"While Mr. Dawkins had some strange experiences and tinglings during the experiment, none of them prompted him to take up any new faith. "It was a great disappointment," he said."
2003-03-24 05:34:34 PM  
"It's not a tooma!"
2003-03-24 05:34:51 PM  
2003-03-24 05:35:49 PM  
Looks like it's high time to get the Christian Coalition, Bush Administration and the like in for CAT scans. Stat!
2003-03-24 05:36:12 PM  
I want to try the helmet.
2003-03-24 05:37:37 PM  
Humans have an innate affinity for spiritual belief and religious behavior in the same way we have an innate capacity for language. At one time it served an evolutionary purpose - it drew humans together into communities and established shared norms, shared modes of behavior, shared cosmologies/eschatologies, etc.
2003-03-24 05:38:39 PM  
And then he went on to proove that black was white, white was black and was killed at the next zebra crossing.
2003-03-24 05:39:11 PM  
Oh boy! It's "people who believe in God/Jesus/Mohammed/Buddha are idiots and if the entire world was atheist there would be no problems" time!
2003-03-24 05:39:36 PM  
I just realized that I proposed evolution and religion are complimentary. Did I hear Bevets' head exploding?
2003-03-24 05:39:41 PM  
That makes a lot more sense than invisible deities. I suggest a cure be distributed to the masses right away.
2003-03-24 05:40:35 PM  
What does PSA stand for? O_o
2003-03-24 05:40:36 PM  
2003-03-24 05:42:08 PM  
2003-03-24 05:42:17 PM  
the content of the Washington Times is also shown to be caused by epilepsy & brain tumors.
2003-03-24 05:42:47 PM  
2003-03-24 05:43:20 PM  
i've known this since my parents made me read that horrible biography of teresa of avila. if she didn't have classic epilepsy, i'll eat my hat.
2003-03-24 05:43:27 PM  
Interesting this is the Washington Times, the right wing Moonie paper.
2003-03-24 05:43:52 PM  
I just had a divine vision that we should change the tag to obvious.
2003-03-24 05:45:44 PM  
Interesting this is the Washington Times, the right wing Moonie paper.

I was once stalked by a pair of Japanese Moonie missionaries for over a year. Those people are persistent I'll give'm that. (politcal correctness disclaimer: and for the record "those people" is not referring to any ethnicity whatsover)
2003-03-24 05:45:55 PM  
[image from too old to be available]

2003-03-24 05:45:58 PM  
so i suppose they're going to link those "visions" i had in my youth to the LSD i took just hours before having said visions...
2003-03-24 05:46:12 PM  
The God Helmet!! Experience God, religion, divine messages all from the comfort of your living room! Turn every episode of your favorite TV show into a religious experience!! Eat potato chips or even cake while losing weight without moving a muscle as the God Helmet slims away pounds the religious way. Church seem a bit boring recently? Put on the God Helmet and you'll be screaming "Amens" like Jesus was there poking you with a stick.

The God Helmet is not associated with any religion, belief system, cult, or deity. The God Helmet is not responsible for any religious crusades, deaths, inquistions, Jihads, or bible-thumping that may result from the use of The God Helmet. The God Helmet is not available in Florida.
2003-03-24 05:46:26 PM  
Do you mean The Picard doesn't want us to do that?

2003-03-24 05:46:41 PM  
Maybe time for a [image from too old to be available] tag?
2003-03-24 05:47:18 PM  
Maybe the brain tumour activated some part of the brain that we don't use to induce visions?

I get all my science from John Travolta movies.
2003-03-24 05:47:25 PM  
you betcha, Malicoire...
2003-03-24 05:47:50 PM  

Don't taunt the God Helmet?
2003-03-24 05:49:05 PM  
If you plug it in backwards does it become the Satan Helmet? That's what I wanna know.
2003-03-24 05:51:01 PM  
Mr Kellogg can't you sue
That magnetic chair belongs to you
They've take your gizmo and said screw you
Mr Kellogg can't you sue

Mr Kellogg way back when
Put 'em on a diet and made them thin
Callin you a flake and you take it on the chin
Mr Kellogg way back then
2003-03-24 05:51:50 PM  
I think it'd become the Dog Helmet, giving you the coveted? ability to lick your own crotch.
2003-03-24 05:52:47 PM  
Wasn't this done before in the movie Dreamscape? Well similar anyway. And better because there wasn't the religious stuff.
2003-03-24 05:53:18 PM  
To sit in one of those chairs, to ... have ... no ... input.

Damn near make someone canadian!
2003-03-24 05:54:14 PM  
when i tried this thing all i got was visions of labradors and golden retrievers...damn research assistant must've hooked it up wrong... :-/
2003-03-24 05:54:28 PM  
[image from too old to be available]
2003-03-24 05:55:02 PM  
I thought religious visions were caused by moldy rye bread
2003-03-24 05:57:40 PM  
I've had my share of epileptic seizues, but no visions yet...I wonder if my parents would still force me to go to church if I were some kind of religious prophet?
2003-03-24 05:58:30 PM  
This guy used a "Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator" on one - one - guy and it didn't work. In terms of scientific value towards proving his hypothesis, that makes his experiment a complete waste of time. In fact, he'd probably have been better off never having done it.
2003-03-24 05:58:42 PM  
Just imagine what would happen if you combined the helmet, a brain tumor, and moldy rye bread together. We'd probably get a couple of extra books added to the Bible (or Koran).
2003-03-24 06:00:08 PM  
I thought religious visions were caused by moldy rye bread

Ergot, Holmes! what's the vector?

Alimentary, my dear Watson!
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