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Faith in God Is Inherent in Our Brains, Evidence Shows
Dr. Justin Barrett at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Anthropology and Mind has concluded that faith in God is something that young people inherently have. Children believe in a supreme being because they assume life was designed and created with a purpose.
“The preponderance of scientific evidence for the past 10 years or so,” Dr. Barrett told BBC Radio 4’s Today program, “has shown that a lot more seems to be built into the natural development of children’s minds than we once thought, including a predisposition to see the natural world as designed and purposeful and that some kind of intelligent being is behind that purpose.”
As Brooks Alexander, the founder of the Spiritual Counterfeits Project notes, “The ability and inclination to believe in God is hard-wired in the human brain, and is not the product of social conditioning or parental brainwashing – contrary to Dawkins, Dennet, Harris and Hitchens et al.”
Dr. Barrett’s research flies in the face of popular thought that says we are born atheists and have to learn to believe in God. The truth is actually the reverse.
Thus, as MOVIEGUIDE® has taught for years, it is our culture, through the mass media and the schools, that teaches our children and grandchildren to reject Christianity, the Bible and ethical monotheism!
Therefore, if you really want to serve God and truly make the world a better place, supporting MOVIEGUIDE®’s mission to redeem the values of the mass media with your gifts and prayers is absolutely vital.
Source: The Telegraph, 11/24/08.