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Well, ZD, it is a tough sell. I have tried to explain to people of faith how the unconscious part of their brains will step in and give them things that they ask for, but attribute to the deified Jesus. This seems to especially apply to folks who need "a higher power" to "straighten out their lives." My missionary neighbor goes to great lengths to explain to me how messed up he was before he "turned his life over to Jesus." Unfortunately, it is necessary for me to spend a great deal of time explaining neuroscience to him to get him to the point where his rational brain can start to see the power of the parts he cannot directly access. Of course, I am not able to 'prove' it to him so it could still be deified Jesus (or Joe Pesci).

Sat, 18 Aug 2012 07:32:01 UTC | #950990