Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Physics of Faith

NEW SCIENTIST. March 18th 2077.

Cern have finally released a definitive explanation of the recently discovered God particle.

THE GOD PARTICLE:

When bombarded with belief particles, the nucleus divides emitting love particles and forgiveness particles. Any human standing nearby who absorbs these particles, who has sufficient belief particles accumulated in the right ventricle and sufficient contrition particle build up in the left ventricle may experience the process of 'nuclear canonization', whereby the the four particle types (love, forgiveness, contrition and belief) undergo fusion. The result of the fusion are salvation molecules.


Note: The belief particle described here is the 'Jesus' variant. It has a different rotational speed to the non-Jesus types. Nuclear canonization cannot occur with any other type of belief particle. It has the exact opposite charge and spin to the 'Atheist' particle. Combination of these two results in complete annihilation. It is also recommended that belief particles in general be shielded from strong 'education' particle sources. The collision between belief and education particles often results in the release of high amounts of confusion radiation and clouds of toxic disillusionment. Lastly, humans with high concentrations of Atheist particles should avoid prolonged exposure to belief emitters as this can result in severe irritation

6 comments:

scott gray said...

is this what they mean by 'spin' 'flavor' and 'queerness?'
:)

The Celtic Chimp said...

Scott,

yeah, something like that. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, Im from Melbourne Australia.
Please check out this site which provides a unique understanding of the "physics" of faith---or the misguided reductionism in trying to reduce religious and mystical experiences to brain chemistry and nothing more.

www.aboutadidam.org/lesser_alternatives/scientific_materialism/reductionism.html

Plus this site which argues that the non-humans are natural Spiritual Contemplatives.

www.fearnomorezoo.org

The Celtic Chimp said...

Anonymous,

I looked up the link you included. This is just fantasy peddling. All religion/supernatural experience vendors are simply cashing in on some peoples reluctance to accept the world the way it, you would think, undeniably is. The reason people who don't believe in religion or the supernatural in general is because there is zero reason to. Check out the link on the main blog page to Stephen law's post. He gets into the reasons why spiritual experiences, which may be great in their own right, can not be viewed as a source of truth.

As for the zoo thing. I think thats were the sage belongs. Yet one more happy go lucky pronouncement which is based on evidence what so ever. This one seems particularly silly to me.

The Celtic Chimp said...

Anonymous,

I looked up the link you included. This is just fantasy peddling. All religion/supernatural experience vendors are simply cashing in on some peoples reluctance to accept the world the way it, you would think, undeniably is. The reason most people don't believe in religion or the supernatural in general is because there is zero reason to do so. Check out the link on the main blog page to Stephen law's post. He gets into the reasons why spiritual experiences, which may be great in their own right, can not be viewed as a source of truth.

As for the zoo thing. I think thats were the sage belongs. Yet one more happy go lucky pronouncement which is based on no evidence what so ever. This one seems particularly silly to me

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