Tag Archives: psychology of Christianity

Can Religion be an Addiction?

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“I’ve never been happier since I quit my 30-year addiction to Jesus.” – Blogger and Christian Heretic Sandra Kee To a medical researcher, the word addiction has a specific biological meaning. But in common vernacular, it means approximately this: the … Continue reading

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Jesus loves Me. He Can’t have a wife!

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Was Jesus married? The question is ancient—perhaps as old as the question of his divinity. On September 18, at a conference in Rome, Harvard historian Karen L. King, unveiled an ancient scrap of papyrus  with Coptic script in which Jesus … Continue reading

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Is Prayer Selfish?

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Fall is prayer season. Some folks think of it as football season, and indeed, images of football players circled with heads bowed or pointing to the big guy in the sky are almost as familiar lately as birds flying south. … Continue reading

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God’s Emotions Series Now Available as Podcasts, YouTube, Blogposts

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Thanks to requests from readers, God’s Emotions is now available in three media:  audio, video, or plain old written word. What suits you? Anger, disgust, jealousy, regret, grief, love . . . The Bible authors wrote as if God has emotions, … Continue reading

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Christian Belief Through the Lens of Cognitive Science, Part 7 of 8

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Change Happens The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.   –Antisthenes My parents, as I’ve said before, were three for six in terms of producing believing children.  All of us accepted … Continue reading

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Christian Belief Through the Lens of Cognitive Science: Part 2

Why God has a Human Mind  Jesus was a human, fathered by a god and born to a virgin. He died for three days and was resurrected.  His death was a sacrifice, an offering or propitiation.  It brings favor for … Continue reading

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Christian Belief Through the Lens of Cognitive Science: Part 1

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Right Belief is the Heart of Christianity. My father died in a climbing accident when he was 59 and I was in my mid twenties.  In one of our last deep conversations before his 1000 meter misstep, he expressed his … Continue reading

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