Originally Posted by ZephyrusX
Where do you think these states of being come from?
For me, states of being are not the same as emotions. Emotions originate with thoughts (i.e., anger, love, jealousy, etc.). States of being are simply that--states of being (i.e., Joy, Love, Peace, or all of those).
The reason I ask this, is because if, as I've been told, an atheist believes that humans are but "bags of water with complex chemical reactions," then how would one explain or define a "state of being?"
Another question I've always had of atheists, is where they think those "states of being" come from, and what motivates a "bag of water with complex chemical reactions" to do anything?