Religion

Saturday Night For The Free Thinker: You Do Not Need Religion To Have Morals

If you can’t be a good human being without God and the fear of hell, I got news for you. You’re not a good person. And worse, if you cannot define what good is without him, you’re not a Christian, you’re a sociopath.—By Dani Daugan

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Motivation

Saturday Night For The Free Thinker: Religion VS Science

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I found this very interesting article. Worth reading.

Excerpt:

We all know the story of Galileo. Galileo is famous for trying to popularize Copernicus’s theory that the Earth revolves around the Sun and not the Sun around the Earth. The sinfully short version of his story is that since his Copernican model contradicted the bible, he was told by the Catholic Church not to speak of it. When Galileo could not keep this promise, he was held before the Inquisition in 1633, declared a heretic, and sentenced to spend the rest of his days in house arrest.

Is Religion the Enemy of Science?

Reblogged here

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It is Your Belief and What You Do with it That Matters

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As a scientist I have always been inclined to ask questions, to have a profound curiosity about life and for everything that I don’t know. I want to explore everything that seems unreachable.

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I wonder, oh I love to wonder about things: humans, nature, relations, the cosmos, life and death. Many times I don’t find any answer, and in the way I get punished by people who think they know it all: religious and atheists alike.

But I don’t care. I don’t care because for me the most important thing is to always try to find out what really matters.

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I have learned that at the end of it all it is our belief what takes us to a better place, every second of our lives. I believe in goodness, I believe in loving forever. Because there is forever. I want to believe.

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I believe in the continuation of 1: our consciousness and 2: the energy that the cellular machine called mitochondria creates every millisecond of our existence. My beliefs don’t follow any religion, but I believe in compassion and absolute respect for other people’s lives.

“If you believe in yourself, everything is possible. Live the life of your dreams. Let it be!

Dr. Martha Castro Noriega, MD

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Beauty, Nature

Amazing Nature Steals my Heart with Wonder – 4 Quotes in Images

AMAZING NATURE

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Nature is unstoppable, beautifully designed and sculptured, and it keeps coming back all the time. Even though humans have abused it, for survival or greed, earth is resilient, hardy, like us, just like us, human beings.

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 We are composed of molecular proteins and atoms that gives us life, just like the rest of the inhabitants of earth.

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The problem is that sometimes we forget our composition and genetics, and because we deal with advanced technology since the industrial revolution, we dissociate ourselves mentally from nature.

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Ergo, we – humans – are unstoppable too. We keep on growing, discovering, conquering, understanding, creating Let us not forget that our humanity is part of the earth that we admire so much when we look at the horizon, that colossal sunset, the smell of a rained forest, that prodigious lizard, the monumental tree that never dies, that gives us shadow, fruit, flowers, or simply…stays there to remind us of its strength, telling us: “you are me, I am you, we are nature”

Dr Martha Castro Noriega MD

Humor

Funny Memes to Make You Laugh and Think Part 1

Okay?!

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I Wouldn’t Doubt it!

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What should you do if no one laughs at your chemistry jokes?

Keep telling them until you get a reaction.

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Would You Dare to Find Out?

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Can anybody fake smartity…maybe you are really smart?!

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Moses did it first! Bill Gates just stole Moses tech!

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Thank you for reading this post. Take care of yourself!

DRA. MARTHA CASTRO NORIEGA, MD

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Religion

What do You Think Happens After Death?

I am wondering what the prevailing opinions are on this topic. In my opinion the possible options are:

1) An afterlife of some sort.
2) Nothingness
3) Karmic reincarnation.
4) Other?

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Personally, I hope there’s an afterlife of some sort. But nothing has been proven. The First Law of thermodynamics: “Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.”—Einstein, would only “prove” that even mosquitoes would have an afterlife? Or maybe that energy is just different, human energy more evolved, recycled/transformed?

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There are so many areas to explore, in physics, medicine, biology, chemistry, philosophy. I am currently studying quantum physics, space-time, and these theories make my brain wonder even more about life and death: 1) The Parallel Universes Theory and 2) The String Theory

So, scientifically I don’t have any answers, But I hope there is something amazingly better “out there” that our brains cannot comprehend yet, something that science still needs to explore and discover. Some sort of evolved energy we are transformed to after we die, maybe?

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Our earth is beautiful indeed. The human body and all living organisms are amazing. But the behavior of humanity can be so disappointing and harmful to many that it would be pointless if this life were the only one we have to.

And if it is, then we should all make the best out of it: treat each other with respect, dignity, kindness and loyalty, I would like to evolve, to continue to live, to extend my and others’ life,

To me, every moment of my life is sacred, I live deeply every emotion and thought, pain and joy, I don’t waste my time believing in unicorns, in fairy tails. I hope, because I don’t fear. But I live, and I do it intensely,

Do you know that when we die helium is released after a very interesting and complex chemical decomposition reactions of the human body and it -helium- goes up to the atmosphere and then to the universe? That is a fact.

That being said, I trust science, but I love philosophy and I love my life too, so I will be a life extension for as long as I live and then, I hope, I can only hope… there is an afterlife of some sort.

But there might not be an afterlife after all. Who knows, nobody does.

Lastly, I want to point something out about Dr, Stephen Hawking, whom I have great admiration for his research in science. However, I respectfully disagree when he referred to computers no having an afterlife. I laughed when I read this, I thought that he was joking (he was a funny guy) so I did some research and nope, he wasn’t being funny at all, he was death serious.

How can anyone compare the human brain with a computer in terms of living or dying? But I will give him the benefit of the doubt since he was a very smart guy… I must be misunderstanding his quote?

When it comes to medicine and biology, I have noticed that most physicists make statements I disagree with, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson included. Anyways, here is the quote:

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Dr. Martha Castro, MD

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Religion

Education of the Mind Trumps Religion

The more we train our minds to THINK, the better we evolve, the better we live.

People who are reluctant to educate themselves in this way tend to just follow orders and obey without questioning. Sad thing to see, the “robotic” human mind that is a reality in our world.

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Now, you might think that I’m referring to university studies, PhD’s, MD’s…etc. No no, unfortunately getting a high degree diploma doesn’t guarantee that the student will become a thinker. An independent thinker.

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I know of many medical doctors who are profoundly religious, some of them are evangelical, singing in tongues, even practicing exorcisms and all that “crapola” . And yes, they are real medical doctors, seriously! To me, this is a crime against the mind.

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Educating ourselves involves reading many topics, have intense curiosity for science, philosophy, gardening, farming, cooking, literature, history, the arts, agriculture…learning about  life for god sake!

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Being away from religion doesn’t mean to be atheist. And many of religious people are far far from being sincere theists. And you can quote me on this!

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Religion God Science Fear or Hope?

First Do Not Harm

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When we are born our parents or caretakers try to teach us what they were taught by their parents.

Most of us were told that there is a God in heaven and that if we are good girls or boys we will go there one day. Later (if our parents were kind enough not to scare us with the existence of hell at a very young age), when we grow up a little they tell us that there is a place with flames and very hot where people who misbehave go when they die.

Do They Exist?

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I think this idea of heaven and hell is taught in one way or another pretty much by all religions. Fear and hope.

I grew up believing in God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Yes, Catholic, in Mexico. I even went 12 years to a Catholic school, full of beautiful, funny and sometimes angry nuns if anyone of us dared to upset them! But, seriously, I had a great time there. I remember my life being very happy at primary and secondary school with the nuns.

Remembering The Nuns with Love

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Then, when I went to medical school my brain started to ask many questions to science. I learned, My curiosity grew. I studied more and my questions expanded in number and complexity. Decades have gone by and I still have thousands of questions. I have found the logical answer for many of them, and yet, many still without an answer.

But it’s okay. Curiosity has made me learned so much about the brain and many other areas of science, that the more I learn the more doubts I have. It’s a beautiful curiosity vicious cycle!

…And I Am The Goddess? …. j/k 😇

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Yes, I do not believe anymore in what my wonderful nuns from my childhood and my parents taught me about their religious God. I am one hundred percent irreligious. But I don’t pretend to know the whole truth. Even science makes mistakes.

Dr. Martha Castro, MD