religion = psychosomatic feedback loop?

Theo Asked: religion = psychosomatic feedback loop?

Just curious if anyone else believes; religion is a tool we use to ease our mind. Like, a mental big brother we do favours for and in return we get a psychic shield from our worldly stresses.

I mean, most religions offer: Peace of mind (blissful ignorance), purpose (propagation of doctrine) and social warmth (we are social creatures and the idea of everlasting life with friends and family is obviosly appealing, but blaringly superficial), but is it worth it? thoughts and opinions are greatly appreciated.

Answers:

lauren Answered:
i agree with you about 8' clock
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iCXI7W4F
Damon Lyon Answered:
Another perspective is that everyone is a spiritual creature, that while I worship God, you probably substitute material comfort, public approval or the notion that you are right and religious people are delusional.While religion can be used as a tool, is that all there is to it?
Max Molyneux Answered:
Yes, I can see that as an LDS. But you are sifting out the spiritual part, and even most Christians miss it.

The old crow is getting slow.

The young crow is not.

Of what the young crow does not know

The old crow knows a lot.

At knowing things the old crow

Is still the young crows master.

What does the slow old crow not know?

How to go faster.

The young crow flies above, below,

And rings around the slow old crow.

What does the fast young crow not know?

Where to go.

You are missing the Gift of the Holy Ghost which is bestowed on you and breaks this loop.

Perhaps the single greatest thing I learned from reading the Book of Mormon is that the voice of the Spirit comes as a feeling rather than a sound. You will learn, as I have learned, to listen for that voice that is felt rather than heard.

Nephi scolded his older brothers, saying, Ye have seen an angel, and he spake unto you; yea, ye have heard his voice from time to time; and he hath spoken unto you in a still small voice, but ye were past feeling, that ye could not feel his words.

Some critics have said that these verses are in error because you hear words; you do not feel them. But if you know anything at all about spiritual communication, you know that the best word to describe what takes place is the word feeling.

The gift of the Holy Ghost, if you consent, will guide and protect you and even correct your actions. It is a spiritual voice that comes into the mind as a thought or a feeling put into your heart. The prophet Enos said, The voice of the Lord came into my mind. And the Lord told Oliver Cowdery, Behold, I will tell you in your mind and in your heart, by the Holy Ghost, which shall come upon you.

It is not expected that you go through life without making mistakes, but you will not make a major mistake without first being warned by the promptings of the Spirit.

Jelly Bean Answered:
You can never know who you will end up liking, it is uncontrollable feelings. i know its hard to see a good girl with a bad guy but that is just because for some reason she has fallen for him. i wish girls did not fall for horrible guys but some do. in your case, because you seem to be a good guy, be happy! when a girl falls for you it will be great đŸ™‚ Finally falling for the right guy đŸ™‚
StoryWeaver Answered:
I'm a girl, and honestly I can tell you it's the drama. Girls don't usually just like to "settle" into a nice, happy relationship – not in high school anyway. Which is….really sad actually….
Personally I always go for the nice guys. To me, happiness is attractive. But a lot of girls think the opposite. It's sad, but it's life. Don't worry, though, not EVERY girl is like that, lol. And I think it's kind of a high school/young-age phase? But like you've said, suicide can be one of the biggest dangers, not to mention relationship violence etc. I hope things get better from here. :l
Brigette Answered:
Was there once never again, i agree it is true, my self esteem was sort of low and i was sort of vulnerable at the time, i admit that, he was there until i realized what he was and i left my self worth
came back, and i threw him where he belonged. Nice guys are often scared of me, i am attractive,
independent, and i am not one to approach guys, i suppose i should have, because when i did i got a surprise. Some thought i would not talk to them, now i do not get that. People view me the opposite to what i really am. I am down to earth, genuine, but my looks, they assume something else i do not know why, stereotyping. I was always told i am unique. I am educated, intelligent, but i have blonde hair, blue eyes and i have never been fat. People often label and that is what is wrong. You can not judge a book by its cover. That is reality.

We all make mistakes, but believe me these guys were not like that in the beginning. From my experience i recognize them quickly, so i learned something from that. Personally i would rather be on my own than to ever date someone like that again.

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