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  Scientists claim they can change your belief on immigrants and God

A bizarre experiment claims to be able to make Christians no longer believe in God and make Britons open their arms to migrants in experiments some may find a threat to their values.

Scientists looked at how the brain resolves abstract ideological problems. Using a technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), researchers safely shut down certain groups of neurones in the brains of volunteers.

TMS, which is used to treat depression, involves placing a large electromagnetic coil against the scalp which creates electric currents that stimulate nerve cells in the region of the brain involved in mood control. Researchers found the technique radically altered religious perceptions and prejudice.

Belief in God was reduced almost by a third, while participants became 28.5 per cent less bothered by immigration numbers.

read more: http://mobile.wnd.com/2015/10/scientists-we-can-mind-wipe-your-belief-in-god/


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 2015/10/16 8:51Profile
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 Re: Scientists claim they can change your belief on immigrants and God

Interesting. I do believe this to be a 'bizarre experiment' and not necessarily a ready-to-roll coming-to-a-dealership-near-you concept car sort of thing that may never see any practical application.

BUT..... :)

It has been a strongly recurring thought lately that perhaps if Jesus does not return soon that the world's technologies will swiftly enough supplant our ability to believe. This kind of thing didn't occur to me, but another means does.

We struggle enough as it is to understand God's Word. Even those of us who long for the Lord, trust Him, seek Him, love Him, live to obey Him and glorify Him, etc., we are having an increasingly difficult time wrapping our arms around truth in the face of greater knowledge of a kind that puts more distance between our thoughts and the truth of the Word.

For example, in the developed world the increase of knowledge and all of our technologies is forcing a new paradigm of understanding the world. When people now read the Bible or hear the gospel, their hearts are so shaped by this God-hostile paradigm before they ever encounter the Word that not only do they not believe, but it is so pervasive as to make the gospel truth like an entirely foreign language of nonsense to them.

Now, look, I'm well aware that to the natural man the gospel is nonsense. That's black and white in Scripture. Takes no special understanding to see that, right? But, look at so-called and even actual Christians. WE are increasingly less able to rightly divide the word of God. It is in the developed world, the civilized nations with advanced technologies, that even those who profess Christian faith are now spoiling it by blatant misunderstanding.

When the Dutch Reformed Church approves homosexual marriage and living based on "human dignity", and appeals to the Scriptures for its authority to make that decision, there has been a blinding to truth. When Joseph Prince is taken as a serious -- or actual -- Christian, there has been a blinding to the truth and a gross inability to rightly divide the Word of God.

How much farther can our societies go forward in technological advancement and greater knowledge without supplanting faith in God altogether? I submit to you that we are wholly unable to bear the weight of the knowledge we now have, and that the knowledge itself so suppresses truth that we do not recognize it and will never have "sense" enough to resist it.

In other words, if the days are not cut short, the very elect will, indeed, be deceived. That may very well include more oppressive technologies such as this brain magnet.

How, long, O Lord?




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 2015/10/16 10:09Profile
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 Re: Scientists claim they can change your belief on immigrants and God

My speculation is that the system is decades more advanced than this artical portrays.

Lobotomy and mind altering/controlling experiments are nothing new.

 2015/10/16 10:20Profile









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I wonder how they are going to unjoin one from the Lord's Spirit? Our faith is not at the intellectual level.

 2015/10/16 10:49









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So, belief in God is considered a sickness by some?

They probably think Global Warming or Climate Change skeptics (I guess they call them deniers) have a sickness, too. In fact, I read where some congressman is calling for their prosecution.

If believing in something could be a sickness, then by their own logic, denying the belief in something should also be ruled a sickness.

Will they be treating everyone soon who do not believe the way the State believes? The State is now god which means it is not beholden to the real God.

Psa 2:1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
Psa 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
Psa 2:3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
Psa 2:4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in DERISION.

de•ri•sion (dɪˈrɪʒ ən)

n.
1. the act of deriding; ridicule; mockery.
2. an object of ridicule.

I think this is already happening, even from their own in the world.

 2015/10/16 12:16
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The novel "1984" should be required reading for every Christian.

Everything in it is well underway.

As a reminder, here are some terms/concepts from the novel, which was published in 1949:

-thoughtcrime
-Newspeak
-doublethink
-Big Brother
-historical revision
-Thought Police
-sedation of working poor with alcohol and pornography
-censorship
-constant surveillance
-2+2=5
-groupthink


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 2015/10/16 14:58Profile
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I remember reading about an experiment done a few years back where if people wore a helmet contraption that stimulated a portion of their brain they would have a religious experience or a sense of being in God's presence.

The intent of the experiment was to show that God and the religious experience is "all in our head."


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The novel "1984" should be required reading for every Christian.

Everything in it is well underway.



Yep, good book. Everything in Revelation is well underway, too, WELL UNDERWAY.

 2015/10/16 15:41
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Brave New World, too


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Check this one out, guys.

http://www.popsci.com/software-puts-someone-elses-facial-expressions-on-your-face


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