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    Quote Originally Posted by MagnificentMind View Post
    All hope is false hope.

    Ohhh....having a tough day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragashree View Post
    It is?

    In which neuroanatomical substructure does the religious principle reside again?
    Everyone was an atheist at one point.
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    This will not end well...
    But it will at least be poetic, I suppose...

    Hmm... But what if it does end well?
    Then I suppose it will be a different sort of poetry, a preferable sort...
    A sort I could become accustomed to...



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    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    Ohhh....having a tough day?
    Just keeping it real.
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    This will not end well...
    But it will at least be poetic, I suppose...

    Hmm... But what if it does end well?
    Then I suppose it will be a different sort of poetry, a preferable sort...
    A sort I could become accustomed to...



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    Quote Originally Posted by MagnificentMind View Post
    Everyone was an atheist at one point.


    What point?
    Look into my avatar. Look deep into my avatar...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragashree View Post


    What point?
    Infancy.
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    This will not end well...
    But it will at least be poetic, I suppose...

    Hmm... But what if it does end well?
    Then I suppose it will be a different sort of poetry, a preferable sort...
    A sort I could become accustomed to...



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    I'd rather have something to hope for... looking into an abyss and seeing nothing kind of shrivels my motivation somehow

    sometimes you've got to take whatever gets you by... that's my thought anyways
    “Oh, we're always alright. You remember that. We happen to other people.” -Terry Pratchett

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragashree View Post
    It is?

    In which neuroanatomical substructure does the religious principle reside again?
    I have no idea which neural structure is responsible for religion, but that it is genetically determined can be deduced from the fact that all cultures, no matter how isolated, have some sort of deity and spiritual belief (and with rather similar structures). Richard Dawkins and Matthew Alper have both presented the hypothesis, although Dawkins myopically attributes religion to a misfiring neural mechanism, rather than its correct functioning.
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    False hope is a bad thing. Being in touch with the full reality of a situation is always best.
    Take the weakest thing in you
    And then beat the bastards with it
    And always hold on when you get love
    So you can let go when you give it

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    Why?
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    Sometimes false hope can be a powerful healing agent; placebo effects are well known for such. Yeur brain is a powerful tool, and being able to trick it to take full advantage of that power instead of letting it stay dormant is rather useful.

    However... it can also be quite bad... 'peace of mind' can come at a high cost... and if yeu get caught doing that, sometimes yeu can get in a nasty lawsuit for selling fake stuff.

    There's also been quite a few cases of people DYING due to false hope... where they were absolutely certain that something would cure them! Aaaaand... it was a total hoax. So they passed over things that actually would've cured them to instead go with something that only offered hope but not actual help.

    There's also situations where someone will do something truly stupid due to false hope, which can come back and bite them shortly after... I mean, how many people get drawn in on scams?

    By the way... if yeu send me $5000, I'll return yeu a million sometime later on. I'm actually a nigerian prince. Srsly.

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