In a previous post, another user spoke of Anthropomorphic Design, "God is simply an anthropomorphic projection of the advanced ape mind on to a universe that was doing fine before we came around and will be just fine after we are extinct."
There are plenty of theories out there that attempt to make religion a psychological/evolutionary byproduct. Other's speak of religions as being strongly emotional, muddling rationality. Back then I argued that we all have the same brain, so if the Christian brain is prone to error, then so must the Atheist brain. The majority of the replies I received is that this is why the Scientific Method thrives. Because it is designed to uncover truth, despite our human, psychological short-comings.
Something never seemed quiet right in that idea. I agree the Scientific Method is a shield against our mental fallacies. But if religion is a byproduct of the human mind. There should be plenty of atheists with a strong emotional attraction to religion and God, but who don't act upon it for the simple fact that the "scientific method" shows its wrong. For example take illusions. These mental tricks are so interesting, precisely because there is a battle between what we are seeing, and what we know to be true. We experience an image moving, even when we know its not.
So my question to everyone is, do you know of an atheist, perhaps you yourself. With a strong desire to be religious and to believe in God. That simply does not do so because the science isn't there? Such an atheist must exist if religion is in fact a universal psychological predisposition gone wrong.
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