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To: Former Military Chick
"...an American molecular geneticist has concluded that a person's capacity to believe in God is linked to brain chemicals."

Hmmmmmmm. And all this time I thought it was faith?

I guess I still do.

2 posted on 11/13/2004 7:48:34 PM PST by CWOJackson
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To: CWOJackson

Turn it around. Those with an absence of this gene may be predisposed to a reluctance accepting a higher authority than themselves.


11 posted on 11/13/2004 7:52:05 PM PST by Bob J (Rightalk.com...coming soon!)
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To: CWOJackson

I thought it was my mom and dad who started me on my path.


26 posted on 11/13/2004 7:57:21 PM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: CWOJackson
"...an American molecular geneticist has concluded that a person's capacity to believe in God is linked to brain chemicals."

Cause and effect. Perhaps it is belief in God that is creating the chemicals. After all, certain thoughts/memories/etc. are related to activity in certain parts of the brain, so it would make sense if something as deep as faith resulted in some sort of chemical residue.

The same goes for his questionnaire. People who believe in spiritual forces will feel more spiritually connected.

He just got cause and effect backwards. I could also say that there is a strong relationship between forehead temperature and fevers. Does that mean that if I keep an ice pack on my head so that my forehead never gets hot I'll never get a fever?
68 posted on 11/13/2004 8:23:24 PM PST by ElectionTracker
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