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Is the idea of a "god" inherent in our minds? posted 06 September 2004 in Philosophy DiscussionIs the idea of a "god" inherent in our minds? by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

I do not see that our minds are predisposed to believe in a God.

It's not that we're predisposed to believe in God, it's that we're predisposed to comprehend the world in intentional (purposive and normative) terms. This is just a fancy way to say that we're hardwired to ascribe objective agency to the world - to think things happen for reasons. We anthropomorphize. Since we're also hardwired to generally prefer simplicity, the notion of some 'agent of agents' begins to seem like an inevitability. view post


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