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← Why Women Are Bound to Religion: An Evolutionary Perspective

sunbeamforjesus's Avatar Jump to comment 23 by sunbeamforjesus

A good article but doesn't really explain the belief side of women's adherence to faith.The social/group protection theory works, but is she suggesting women belong for these reasons or do they really believe the nonsense?
I am married to a highly intelligent and successful woman who slightly disapproves of the atheistic views of myself and my 2 teenage sons.This is because she believes them to confrontational and therefore anti-social.So far so good, but were she to be asked for her actual belief in a deity she would likely hedge her bets rather than admit outright disbelief.
Could it be that upbringing(I was not going to say inculcation although it must be implied)imprints more on women than men?
Is there any documentation on this?

Tue, 17 Feb 2009 05:09:00 UTC | #326018