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Awe inspires belief in the supernatural


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Posted 25 November 2013 - 12:50 PM

Awe-inspiring scenes such as the Grand Canyon have been found to invoke supernatural beliefs.

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The claim is based on research conducted by a team from California who investigated how the BBC's Planet Earth documentary series influenced the spiritual beliefs of those who watched it.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 05:18 PM

Extreme displays of Nature has always given me an elevated feeling of "God"

Don't know why, just that it does.


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Posted 25 November 2013 - 09:31 PM

i feel that everytime i look at my daughters

when i look at my sons i wana rip my face off lol


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Posted 25 November 2013 - 10:47 PM

Why do I not find this an incisive revelation?


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Posted 26 November 2013 - 12:26 AM

The grandure of panoramic vistas always gives me the same feeling...pure awe...
Rainy, cloudy days gives me the blues...
Sunshine always brings hope...
and Im just lovin it all...

I be Ra...The river of life, the ebb and flow of summer tides...
Make not an image of me, nor offer unto me the limitations of form...
For I be Soul....and I will not be limited...

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 10:34 PM

Good thing I am not "awed" by anything.

Sure, the grand canyon is nice, so is the night sky and lots of other things, I guess I just am not getting the whole "awe" thing.


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 06:00 AM

Of course these things inspire aww and the belief in the supernatural. :) :) :)

Edited by SpiritWriter, 27 November 2013 - 06:00 AM.


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 09:24 PM

View PostSpiritWriter, on 27 November 2013 - 06:00 AM, said:

Of course these things inspire aww and the belief in the supernatural. :) :) :)

Why would they?
I can understand being "amazed" but I do not understand the part about invoking a "belief in the supernatural" bit.


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 09:31 PM

View PostRyu, on 27 November 2013 - 09:24 PM, said:



Why would they?
I can understand being "amazed" but I do not understand the part about invoking a "belief in the supernatural" bit.

It makes one think of God

Thats what I really meant but worded it to fit the title.
If it doesn't make you in particular think of God then perhaps I dont know how to describe it to you. Somethings have no words to describe them, but I honestly think you know what I mean. Looking at these scenes does something, moves us in a way, allows us to feel the mystery, complication, antiquity, unknowingness, majesty of life....

These are the same feelings invoked when in the presence of or in contemplating the divine.... (or when a supernatural hand has made something happen for you)

..hey what do you know! I think I did describe what I meant to say. :)

Edited by SpiritWriter, 27 November 2013 - 09:36 PM.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 09:46 PM

View PostSpiritWriter, on 27 November 2013 - 09:31 PM, said:

It makes one think of God....
but I honestly think you know what I mean.

No, I don't. That is why I inquired.

True, scenes can be nice but for me when I see something nice I certainly do not think of god, either metaphorically or a anthropocentic/personified one, I might think of the natural processes that made them.





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