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Is the idea of a "god" inherent in our minds? posted 28 August 2004 in Philosophy DiscussionIs the idea of a "god" inherent in our minds? by AjDeath, Didact

I do not see that our minds are predisposed to believe in a God. I see society needing a way to explain accepted folkways and mores. Stories and parables are the easiest way to achieve this. When we tell them to our children, which is a natural thing to do, our children grow up believing at least some of these lessons at face value. Mans incessant need to explain his suroundings and why we are here I believe stem from our fear of the unknown, meaning death. In my opinion, our belief in God has more to do with our inability to cope with our own mortality and our pride. view post


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