Friday, December 02, 2005

 

God, Epilepsy, and Jesus

"Gwen Tighe thought her child was Jesus. Temporal lobe epilepsy unites us with God"

Controversial new research suggests that whether we believe in a God may not just be a matter of free will. Scientists now believe there may be physical differences in the brains of ardent believers. Inspiration for this work has come from a group of patients who have a brain disorder called temporal lobe epilepsy. In a minority of patients, this condition induces bizarre religious hallucinations - something that patient Rudi Affolter has experienced vividly.

Read more:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/2865009.stm


Comments:
I wonder if Joan of Arc had this condition?
 
a previous partner of mine suffered from temporal lobe seizures. it was very unusual. apparently the only cure for what she had was excorsisim. banishing spells and control magic would work as well as did mantrum or incredibly tactile stimulation to snap her out of it......
 
I thought I had posted here that epilepsy was the basis of Islam.
I must have gone over 400 words, huh?

Muhammed suffered epileptic seizures, during which "angels" dictated the new creed to him.

I therefore would have renamed the original post to:

Allah, Epilepsy, and Muhammad

(but it's not Allah whom you enjoy needling, is it?)
 
"In a minority of patients, this condition induces bizarre religious hallucinations."

Uh, and?.....in a minority of people in one group?

We've talked about this before, the thousands of ways, chemicals, & defects that can cause this sort of thing. This isn't even a good study to suggest the suggestion.

I can just as well suggest that the reason i've never seen a ghost is because I don't have epilepsy.

Differences in the brain have been found for many situations, & none have been proven even marginally.

I am all for continued study. What I am not for is finding oddities & making statements such as this.

Bad science.
 
I HAVE HAD EPILEPSY SINCE BIRTH AND
THAT I HAVE HAD IT FOR 30 YEARS AND
IN 1998 I HAD BRAIN SURGERY ON THE
RIGHT SIDE OF MY BRAIN. A TEMPROAL
LOBECTOMY WHICH WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL.

THEN I RECIEVED ANOTHER CURE FROM GOD IN 2005 EPILEPSY PARTIAL EPILEPSY.

I WAS TRULY BLESSED
 
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