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Naturalism and Religious Experience

Started by Unbeliever, August 31, 2016, 01:32:50 pm

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I just came across this site and thought it very good, so y'all might like it, as well:

Quote(1) Evidence indicates religious experiences are a part of the human makeup. 
Look around and you will see evidence of this in many places. 
Religious experiences do happen and are as real to the person experiencing them, as is pain
and pleasure, or an emotion, or a sensation -- seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling and tasting.
These religious experiences can even feel more real and deeper than ordinary experiences.
These religious experiences can often be life changing.
Many people associate these experiences with a supernatural realm, separate from the natural.

(2) But, all evidence indicates that there is no supernatural realm;
that there are no supernatural entities in existence.  There is no duality in reality
-- there is only the natural.

How do you reconcile these two sets of conflicting evidence?   

(3) Also, private prayer can sometimes be beneficial. 
But if there is no supernatural realm and therefore no supernatural entities, who is the prayer to?

"Some say God is living there [in space]. I was looking around very attentively, but I did not see anyone there. I did not detect either angels or gods....I don't believe in God. I believe in man - his strength, his possibilities, his reason."
Gherman Titov, Soviet cosmonaut, in The Seattle Daily Ti