Why do some of us believe in God and others do not

Is there a God? If so, what is She like?

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Bill Wiltrack wrote:.

Nothing, as usual.

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Have you picked up a book yet?
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People don't read books now a-days. C'mon - get with it dude!










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Bill Wiltrack wrote:People don't read books now a-days.
You are right. And here is a book about it that I recommend:

Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle by Chris Hedges
http://www.amazon.com/Empire-Illusion-L ... 1568586132

But since you don't read, Chris Hedges explains what it's about in this clip on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHle_turjes
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Thank you for that Youtube clip.



I really like that guy.


Thanks again.






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Re: Why do some of us believe in God and others do not

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Bill Wiltrack wrote:...
People don't read books now a-days. C'mon - get with it dude!
When did they ever?

Although worldwide literacy and reading is up compared to the past.
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I read the header of the book quoted below.

I quote;" illiteracy and the embrace of fantasy have impoverished our working class, allowed for the continuance of destructive public policy, and ushered in cultural bankruptcy."

Now where is the trend more perfectly exemplified than with Bill Wildcrack, who steadfastly refuses to read books and insists on the asinine posting of inane brain-dead GIFs.

The working class are sleepwalking into their own exploitation and increasing impoverishment, led by faceless bureaucrats, and bankers who continue to laugh all the way to the cashpoint where they dew the wealth of nations for their own personal us.
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I'm glad you brought this point up.


I have been thinking about this subject for a while now & one day I may devote a new thread to this point.



I don't even read entire articles now.



There is just too much coming at us. We are awash in media; information.






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This internet is an H-bomb that has exploded and now we are being hit by it's force.



It's amazing and it is devastating in it's power. Power that we are now just beginning to feel.



People don't concentrate anymore. Not the way they used to. Long bouts of concentration, the kind it takes to concentrate on reading a book, is no longer a valuable skill. We don't have the time.




Things are so much faster now.



Short, focused bursts of concentration is now what is valuable.



Being able to split our concentration
form - let's say, listening to a professor while being able to carry on a text conversation AND being able to text type WHILE looking at the professor AND receiving incoming tweets.


THAT is the new concentration.





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You may not approve.


You may not understand.


But that doesn't matter anymore.



You can express your opinion more easily now. You can express you opinion more widely now...it's just that no one can now hear you in this new cloud of information & voices.



It is a deluge.






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You are still a dick.
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