Science has finally done it. It has finally been able to figure out what Christians have known for thousands of years. I came across an article in the Daily Mail called Humans are Hard-Wired to Believe in God, Say Scientists, and boy did it make me smile. You know how teenagers think they know everything, but when they hit their mid-twenties, they suddenly realize that what their parents taught them was right all along, this is just like that. I'm just thrilled that science has been able to reach this level of maturity, which allows them to admit that Christians are right. They still haven't dismissed their Creation denying ways, but we must remember, Rome wasn't built in a day.
But without any further ado, let's dive into this brilliant article.
Humans are born with an innate ability to believe in God which has been passed down through thousands of years of evolution, new research has suggested.
Scientists stumbled on the idea after studying the way children’s brains develop, as well as how the brain works during religious experiences.
They suggest that during evolution, groups of humans with religious beliefs, perhaps because they tended to work together better - and therefore stood a greater chance of survival.
So a belief in God actually increases chances of survival? You mean religion actually helps people work together more efficiently? Say it ain't so. But seriously, this makes perfect logical sense because the only way anyone can truly unite is if they unite behind God. Even atheists refer to themselves as a "cat herd", because they all go their own direction. (which is hardly true, but that's for another blog) But if everyone follows God, we will go the same way, and work together efficiently. See the first church in the book of Acts for proof of this.
But the article went on to say something that may upset atheists, so I would encourage the atheists readers to look the other way for a few paragraphs.
The findings, reported in The Sunday Times, suggest that children are born with a natural inclination to think about faith and the supernatural about the world we live in.
It deals a blow to the beliefs of atheists who campaign against organized religion, like Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion.
He has long argued that religious beliefs result from poor education and childhood 'indoctrination'.
However, Bruce Hood, professor of developmental psychology at Bristol University and author of the new study, believes the picture is far more complex.
He said: 'Our research shows children have a natural, intuitive way of reasoning that leads them to all kinds of supernatural beliefs about how the world works.
You mean Richard Dawkins was wrong!? No way! Way. Double way. Dawkins loves to spout off about how all people are born atheists, but I wonder what he will say now that one of his own has concluded that his argument was unintelligently designed.
But really, how can all of this be explained? I'm really glad that scientists were able to figure out that belief in the supernatural, or God, is inherent within every individual, but what does this really mean? Why does this happen? If you're a Christian, or even if you're not a Christian, but just a rational non-believer, you know the answer; because God exists. Why would every person be born with a belief in God if God didn't exist?
Before anyone says that argument is weak, let me explain. How are babies born knowing they need love, attention, and food. Before you balk at that statement, understand that just because babies can't articulate their need of those things, doesn't mean they don't know they need them. And anyone who has children knows that even new born babies know what they need.
So this is interesting; babies are born, knowing they have needs, which keeps them alive, and knowing God exists, which gives them a moral compass. So every person knows they need to survive, and do this in a moral way. Hmm, it's almost like God designed them that way isn't it?
Here's the HardTruth.
I have said this before, and I'll say it again, everyone believes in God. Is it possible, later in life to have our mind poisoned, and for one to dismiss the existence of God, I suppose. But notice this study didn't confirm that everyone believes in Santa Claus, or a tooth fairy, or pink unicorns, just God. Why is that? Simply, because God exists, and Santa, the tooth fairy, and pink unicorns don't, and that's the HardTruth.