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mlgatheist's Avatar Jump to comment 20 by mlgatheist

If you’ve got a very bad idea in your head—death—which is causing stress, and you can put another idea which is a very good one in its place, then the level of serotonin—which fights depression and anxiety and makes people feel good about themselves and others—begins to build.

And when someone tells religious people the facts about religion in general or their specific religion it appears that the serotonin levels drop and one or more of the following rise: Anxiety, Fear, and/or Anger. Fear and/or Anger can lead to violence. Which is what the history of religion and the world is filled with.

Also, does anyone truely feel better thinging that they will spend enternity singing praises of one of the most sadistic entities created by man's imagination£

Fri, 05 Mar 2010 18:19:00 UTC | #446813