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Childhood Indoctrination: Background noise of the day
I’m posting this in response to StandingFast asserting that children are in fact born knowing about God, rather than being taguht to believe.
Just like children believeing in Santa Clause or the Tooth Fairy doesn’t make Santa or the Tooth Fairy a logical reality, neithere does their ability to believe in their parents religion prove the religion is a logical reality. Kids believe what they are taught based on their own understanding of ‘evidence’ —- presents show up christmas morning, a tooth is replaced with a quarter santa and the tooth fairy must be real BECAUSE children don’t look at other causes, or worry about things like logic.
What do you think? Is beliefe in a god taught or intrinsic? Are humans in general bound to explain things they don’t understand in terms of the supernatural? Does a childs ability to do that validate the existence of God or the predictability of human psyche?