The Believing Brain: Evolution, Neuroscience, and the Spiritual Instinct

Thank you. It’s a great pleasure to see all of you here tonight. The festival has had conversations about science and religion over the years. Perhaps some of you have come to some of those. And oftentimes, there are two sides represented in that conversation and sometimes the two sides, you know, science and religion, sometimes they’re contentious, sometimes they’re…

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Religious belief is not mental illness

According to some in the atheist community, religious belief is a kind of mental illness or neurological disorder. This is an opinion that has been expressed by such prominent voices as Richard Dawkins and Bill Maher. The thinking seems to be that because certain religious beliefs look so absurd, to these atheists at least, and yet manage to be quite…

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Is Christianity a Mental Disorder?

Christianity is a mental disease well extreme Christianity is a mental disorder or was it extreme Christianity to the point of being intolerant could be a mental disorder or was it that intolerance itself was a mental disorder oh no I remember what it was there were three people who proposed the idea that extreme intolerance could be a mental…

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Feeling Safe Without God | Anxiety & Atheism

I wasn't always an anxious person I became anxious throughout my life when I believed in God when I believed in the law of attraction it felt like a buffer it was something that made me feel safe in the world or helped me to feel safe in the world and there were times when things got hard that I…

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