Consciousness. Science based on FAITH. Religion based on EXPERIENCE! (huh?)


Is consciousness an illusion? Many atheist scientists who cannot explain consciouness via lifeless matter believe that.

Philosopher Daniel Dennett is perhaps the leading proponent of the disappearing trick. In his book, inaccurately and rather pretentiously titled Consciousness Explained, as well as in his talks titled The Magic of Consciousness, Dennett shows that many of our perceptions and beliefs are illusory, in the sense that they do not correspond to consensus facts. He parades a whole list of perceptual illusions right out of National Geographic’s TV show Brain Games to make his point. (1)

We like to believe science is based on empirical data.
Some like to believe that religion is based on faith.

But it is the other way around!

People believed in the ressurection because they SAW something!
People believe in God because they FEEL Him!
People believe they are just bones and flesh because they BELIEVE they just bones and flesh.
People believe they are just matter because they BELIEVE they are just matter.

Search inside your self.
Feel your consciousness.
How much… weight does it have?
Can you measure it?
How can the immaterial emerge from the material?
How can flesh and bones turn into consciosuness?
Don’t you FEEL your consciousness?
Are you ready to reject it based on your atheistic beliefs?

Religion is based on experience.
Science on beliefs!

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

3 thoughts on “Consciousness. Science based on FAITH. Religion based on EXPERIENCE! (huh?)”

  1. I believe there is a big divide between consciousness and self awareness.
    It seems to me adult humans have self- awareness which makes them judges of themselves. Freud who needed some basic working material had the id and the ego. Which he used with great ability.
    Dogs corpulate in public with no shame or concern and men don’t. To my mind if a concept explains behaviour to call the concept an illusion is nothing short of madness.

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