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Rabbi Wolpe said belief cannot be reduced to neurological responses. “The reason that consciousness seems to be so important is that we dwell in this world that we actually can’t explain physiologically, and we do have intuitions that aren’t purely a function of firing synapses, and not everything can be explained by neurons,” he said.

How can he possibly know this.

to having a religious experience, all those things are things that religious people can do that nonreligious people can’t do.

Rubbish you can have a religious experience using illegal substances or magnetic fields or meditation. Of course they will be rejected as not being `real' religious experiences.


Wed, 05 Nov 2008 16:25:00 UTC | #265480