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Old 10-03-2012, 02:55 AM
 
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Is this simply a psychology issue?

ok, if you were raised in a religious family you may find the idea of God harder to shake off, but how about the fundamental feeling that there is something 'out there'.

some of us believed in fairies, imaginary friends and little green creatures at the bottom of the garden - but most people grow out of these phases as they grow up.

but for some, don't the little green men turn into God, Jesus, Krishna, Earth Goddess instead?

and how about those for whom the fairies just turn into cold 'reality' - ie: atheism.

Is it all to do with brain structure and psychology in the end?
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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I believe it all has to do with one's life experiences (Environment). Desire to learn all things. Self searching for purpose. A person being eternally searching and willing to accept all possibilities without interference from self desires.

Belief in God(swt) should be based upon one's own findings and not upon route teachings. But, at the same time one should not ignore teachings as a starting point.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:00 PM
 
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When a premise is not provable, there will be people who believe it and people who don't.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:19 PM
 
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so that sounds like brain wiring - psychology in other words, yes?
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:05 PM
 
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Probably both - psychology in how well someone can cope with standing on their own, and brain structure in how well can they use logic.
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:48 PM
 
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so that sounds like brain wiring - psychology in other words, yes?
I thought psychology was just the study of human behaviour....maybe some people believe in god because they're the type of people that don't require proof for their beliefs, and maybe some people don't belive because they do require that proof.
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:49 PM
 
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When a premise is not provable, there will be people who believe it and people who don't.
You're right!
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:24 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Is this simply a psychology issue?

ok, if you were raised in a religious family you may find the idea of God harder to shake off, but how about the fundamental feeling that there is something 'out there'.

some of us believed in fairies, imaginary friends and little green creatures at the bottom of the garden - but most people grow out of these phases as they grow up.

but for some, don't the little green men turn into God, Jesus, Krishna, Earth Goddess instead?

and how about those for whom the fairies just turn into cold 'reality' - ie: atheism.

Is it all to do with brain structure and psychology in the end?
Interesting way to look at it.
Indoctrination plays a huge role in the widespread belief in "God". Without childhood indoctrination, there'd be very few people who believed in "God".
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:58 PM
 
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The big irony is that humans need meaning and if we didn't have any of the major religions, we would create them anyway.

We would find the Truth through:

Science and Belief
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:09 AM
 
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The big irony is that humans need meaning and
if we didn't have any of the major religions, we would create them anyway.

We would find the Truth through:

Science and Belief


Everybody creates his God according to his own image and spirit
If triangles made a God they would give him three sides
/ Charles de Montesquieu . Persian Letters, 1721 /

There are many things that may exist that science has simply
not discovered and so the existence is denied by science
until science says it exists.

Therefore if physicists make a God they will give him
concrete physical parameters.
=.
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