Friday, December 02, 2005
God, Epilepsy, and Jesus
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.
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?)
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.
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