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Comment 35 by ConsciousMind

I am a christian and have been so for a year only. I was not converted by anyone, I found my way there by myself and with the help of a little magic.

I constantly hear that atheists are rational people and that they like to be assosiated with rational people. Our mind and consciousness has over 50,000 thoughts going through our heads on a daily basis, by the end of the day, perhaps 10 thoughts are rational and the remaining 49,990 are irrational.

Besides, there is a quote by Einstein that goes like this: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

What Einstein is saying here, is that you have to walk out of the terrotory of "rational" in order to discover new things. I agree with Einstein. All the lazy rationals don't produce anything good for the world, they sit in their chair, complain and terrorize those who try to discover new things.

You have already been soundly thrashed here, but I thought I'd just make one further point. You are correct that Einstein was alluding to the importance of the imagination in stimulating discovery. Too bad that your personal brand of 'discovery' (christianity) is merely that of a discredited two-thousand year-old collection of half-baked Hebrew mythology. Not exactly 'discovering new things', are you?

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