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Beam Me Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-10-09 07:51 PM
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77. "religious faith" or "experience of the ineffable" ?
To me "religious faith" means belief in a particular set of symbols that codify what might be more objectively an "experience of the ineffable". The former is a symbolization or representation of the latter. The latter might be a subjective experience, a state of consciousness that has (or seems to have) "profound" or "sublime" or "transcendent" implications. But the point is that it is "experiential," not something I merely "think" but something that fills my whole being.

So -- what is being talked about here, religious experience or the brain's tendency to codify experience symbolically and thus create religious symbols systems?
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