God is all in your head.

Interesting article by Jesse Bering at Slate.com:

Are You There God? It’s Me, Brain.

What if I were to tell you that God’s mental states, too, were all in your mind? That God, like a tiny speck floating at the edge of your cornea producing the image of a hazy, out-of-reach orb accompanying your every turn, was in fact a psychological illusion, a sort of evolved blemish etched onto the core cognitive substrate of your brain? It may feel as if there is something grander out there . . . watching, knowing, caring. Perhaps even judging. But, in fact, that’s just your overactive theory of mind.

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2 Responses to God is all in your head.

  1. That was an excellent article, DV8, and it should be made required reading in every high school in the country. Offhand, I reckon Theory of Mind accounts for at least most people’s notions of god — especially those of us with a “personal” god.

  2. What an heretical idea. Much too logical.

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