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Science can't say whether God represents a loving, vengeful or nonexistent being. But researchers have revealed for the first time how such religious beliefs trigger different parts of the brain.
Brain scans showed that participants fell back on higher thought patterns when reacting to religious statements, whether trying to figure out God's thoughts and emotions or thinking about metaphorical meaning behind religious teachings.
"That suggests that religion is not a special case of a belief system, but evolved along with other belief and social cognitive abilities," said Jordan Grafman, a cognitive neuroscientist at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Bethesda, Maryland....
Atheists can't understand God represents a loving, vengeful & selfexistent being depending on an individual's state of grace/understanding or lack thereof. But researchers have revealed for the first time how such anti-religious beliefs trigger different parts of the body. Body scans showed that atheist participants fell back on upper thigh parts when reacting to religious statements, whether trying to figure out God's thoughts and emotions or thinking about metaphorical meaning behind religious teachings.
"That suggests that atheism is not a special case of a belief system, but devolved along with other foolish belief and antisocial cognitive disabilities," said Dan Laffman, a cognitive neurotheologian at the National Institute of New logical Disorders and Stroke in Batheads, Maryslam. ...this is why the gluteus maximus seems to be the locus of such weird errors.It they'd only get off it, and use the brain God gave them, there would be hope, but One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies... Phi 3:19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.