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← Large Templeton-funded study at Oxford

DamnDirtyApe's Avatar Jump to comment 53 by DamnDirtyApe

A religious friend just posted a newspaper article of this finding:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/8510711/Belief-in-God-is-part-of-human-nature-Oxford-study.html

I'm very tempted to comment under their feed with something. Frankly I'd like to point out to them:

  1. Its funded by the templeton prize, who are biased.
  2. "Children" is a key word here. This is less about religion and more about manipulation of children, after all, children need to be taught, and are therefore open to suggestion from their teachers. And for a long time, our teachers have certainly not had many facts. So this is more about how children can believe whatever their told rather than about the existence of deity.
  3. ...not sure what else, although I am tired right now...

Mon, 16 May 2011 21:26:04 UTC | #627374