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Thursday, April 05, 2007

"Are humans hard-wired for faith?"

Dr. Andrew Newberg, neuroscientist and author of "Why We Believe What We Believe," wants to change all that. He's working on ways to track how the human brain processes religion and spirituality. It's all part of new field called neurotheology.

I suppose some atheists believe that if the brain were hard-wired to believe in God that that is somehow proof that God does not exist. However, of course a belief in God should be hard-wired into our brains, just like a sense of right and wrong. God would not be so stupid as to create creatures with immortal souls that could not believe in Him. "Oops! I forgot to give them the ability to have faith in Me! I guess none of them shall have salvation..." No, that would be dumb. Trying to use hard-wiredness as an atheistic proof doesn't work.


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