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Read this! : Why people believe

John
user 45430592
Longwood, FL
Post #: 1
I found this article interesting. If you didn't catch it before, it's definitely worth a read.



John
user 45430592
Longwood, FL
Post #: 2
Here is the link to the article, which for some reason didn't come through on my last message:

http://www.thedailybe...­


Sandy
user 25917562
Longwood, FL
Post #: 17
Thanks John, will check it out!
A former member
Post #: 189

John,
The article does indeed go back and forth, offering ideas that would bring relief
to people who desire an imaginary companion or a real or superstitious belief
that makes them feel good.
It increases the Human Survival Instinct to mingle and meet with
'Like Minded People'.

I found that the first two pages gave me the false idea that the article
was going to lead me into believing in superstitious ideas.
But the third and fourth pages filled out the scientific view that I insist on.
I have had many of the experiences that are offered as the causes that
lead many people into a belief in the supernatural.
Currently, the Human Race seems to be going through a time when the
supernatural is very appealing.

Whether it be religious beliefs or scientific beliefs, mingling with those of
similar beliefs Feels Good and is addictive.
The article was good enough to read twice.
Joseph

John
user 45430592
Longwood, FL
Post #: 3
Yes, the beginning of the article had me wondering where it was going too. It does help illustrate how the human brain works (or doesn't work), which is helpful in understanding people's behavior.
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