crazy christians:Christians pray to revive dead grandma

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Free Thinker, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. Magical thinking is endemic in the human species. It is too much for many of us to accept that meaning in life is what we decide it to be. One reason why I love the Matrix trilogy, which brings philosophy to the masses.
     
  2. You liberal morons who still can't see that Odumbo's a miserable failure are even more delusional.
     
  3. jem

    jem

    disgusting atheist - continually harps on on outside the mainstream Christians.
     
  4. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    I hope they had more than one toilet in their house.
     
  5. its just degrees of crazy. for instance you like to eat a cracker and drink grape juice pretending that you are drinking the blood of jesus. you think that is normal behaivor?
     



  6. Jem ..... I don't think Free directed this remark at you personally, he is just trying his hand at some flowery humour . I couldn't help bursting out in laughter reading his little wise-crack. :D .
     
  7. jem

    jem

    I do not know anyone who pretends grape juice is the blood of Jesus.

    Roman Catholics and Orthodox Catholics trace the belief in transubstantation of wine and bread to before 106 AD. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transubstantiation

    Which to me does not seem so odd now in light of Hawkings top down cosmology proposal and/or understanding of quantum phyisics and shrodingers cat.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schrodinger_cat
     
  8. maybe so but you have to ask yourself why an educated man in 2011 would believe in such superstitious nonsense.
     
  9. jem

    jem

    Do you believe Light has a dual nature?

    Is it really so hard to believe the Eucharist could have one too?


    What is Light?

    Light is simply a name for a range of electromagnetic radiation that can be detected by the human eye. What is electromagnetic radiation, then?

    Electromagnetic radiation has a dual nature as both particles and waves. One way to look at it is as changing electric and magnetic fields which propagate through space, forming an electromagnetic wave. [illustration] This wave has amplitude, which is the brightness of the light, wavelength, which is the color of the light, and an angle at which it is vibrating, called polarization. This was the classical interpretation, crystallized in Maxwell's Equations, which held sway until Planck, Einstein and others came along with quantum theory. In terms of the modern quantum theory, electromagnetic radiation consists of particles called photons, which are packets ("quanta") of energy which move at the speed of light. In this particle view of light, the brightness of the light is the number of photons, the color of the light is the energy contained in each photon, and four numbers (X, Y, Z and T) are the polarization.

    Which interpretation is correct? Both of them, actually. It turns out electromagnetic radiation can have both wave-like and particle-like properties as demonstrated in experiments such as the dual slit experiment. In this exploration of light, we will primarily take the wave viewpoint as it is a more useful description of the everyday properties of light, but keep in mind that both viewpoints are valid, and sometimes we will use the quantum viewpoint too.

    On to the numbers! Light ranges from wavelengths of 7x10-5 cm (red) to 4x10-5 cm (violet) and (like all electromagnetic radiation) travels at the speed of light, 299,792,458 meters per second or 186,282 miles per second. (Interesting fact: the speed of light is actually defined to be 299,792,458 meters per second and scientists combine this with the definition of a second to create the definition of a meter! As stated at the 17th General conference on weights and Measures, "The meter is the length of the path traveled by light in a vacuum during a time interval of 1/299,792,458 of a second.")

    The frequency (number of wavelengths per second) of a light wave may be calculated using the equation c=ln where l is the wavelength, n is the frequency and c is the speed of light. In quantum theory, a photon has energy equal to hn, where h is Plank's constant and n is the frequency of the light in classical theory.

    http://library.thinkquest.org/27356/p_index.htm


    Jesus is the Light of the world

    http://bible.cc/john/8-12.htm
     
    #10     Dec 1, 2011