My name is Alex and I live in Portugal... a supposedly socialist country
I'm not an atheist... but I'm not a theist either. I just cant define "God"... whatever that is... I'm just a... utopian socialist?!? kinda hippie, with a doomer touch... and a rational believer on a transcendent reality. My favorite philosopher is Bertrand Russell and my modern time hero is Jon Stewart from daily show
My conservative friends call me an atheist, my atheist friends call me a theist... my real friends just call me crazy
I believe in the transcendental reality of Near Death Experiences. I believe in the after life. I don't believe in the Bible.
My moral guru is Mahatma Gandhi. My favorite scientist is Einstein (God does not, he famously said, play dice). The person I would like to met was Jesus.
My favorite fictional argument is Jesus vs. Socrates... not the one on the internet... the real one... (I would give years of my life to see this one!)
The most unexplainable thing is the Ouija game
"I once prayed to god for a bike, but quickly found out he didnt work that way...so I stole a bike and prayed for his forgiveness"
"All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force... We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter." (Max Planck)
"the existence of mind in some organism on some planet in the universe is surely a fact of fundamental significance. Through conscious beings the universe has generated self-awareness. This can be no trivial detail, no minor byproduct of mindless, purposeless forces. We are truly meant to be here." Paul Davies