RE: visions of what?!?

Gary Collins (
Mon, 10 May 1999 08:01:14 +0100 (BST)

> Apropos to this discussion is an anecdote related to me by a priest. A
> scientist he had just met informed him, "You realize that your religious
> feelings are purely a matter of chemicals in your brain."
> My friend responded, "You realize that when you make love to your wife, it's
> purely a matter of chemicals in your brain."
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> Daniel J. Berger |PH 419-358-3379
> Assoc Prof of Chemistry|FX 419-358-3323
> Bluffton College |
> Bluffton OH 45817-1196|
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"There is a pleasing story about Archbishop William Temple, who was in
discussion with an opponent who argued that the Archbishop's beliefs were
determined by his early upbringing. Temple said to him, 'You believe that
what I believe is determined by my early upbringing. But I believe that
you believe that my beliefs are determined by my early upbringing, because
of your early upbringing.'"

(Quoted from 'Purpose in a World of Chance' (W.H. Thorpe, Oxford University
Press, 1978)