Humans Hardwired to Believe in Supernatural Deity?

March 5th, 2007 | Posted in News | Comments Off on Humans Hardwired to Believe in Supernatural Deity?

It’s interesting how some folks will dance around all over the place
trying convince themselves and everyone else that they dont’ belive in
God. Yet I saw this item on slashdot that talked about a NY Times
article that explores the idea that belief in God may be somehow
hard-wired into our genetic or neurological makeup.  Honestly, I have
absolutely no doubt that in the process of creating man, God hardwired a
certain knowledge of Himself in us.  Just like a child will
instinctively recognize it’s mother.

The really interesting part of the whole thing is that the science boys are, as usual, just getting to the place where born again believers in God have been all along.

Hardwired to Believe in Supernatural Deity?

dohcrx writes "According
to a Sunday New York Times article
, 6 in 10 Americans believe
in the devil and hell, 7 in 10 believe in angels, heaven and the
existence of miracles and life after death, while 92% believe in a
personal God. The article explores the possibility that this belief
structure may be ingrained into our genetic makeup. ‘When a trait is
universal, evolutionary biologists look for a genetic explanation and
wonder how that gene or genes might enhance survival or reproductive
success … Which is the better biological explanation for a belief in
God &mdash evolutionary adaptation or neurological accident? Is there
something about the cognitive functioning of humans that makes us
receptive to belief in a supernatural deity?’"

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