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SCIENCE PROPAGANDA: New study claims that people who believe in religion are “brain damaged”

by Jayson Veley, Natural News:

It’s sad, but with each passing year, America is becoming an increasingly godless country. According to the Pew Research Center, the number of U.S. adults who say that they believe in God has decreased from 92 percent to 89 percent since the year 2007. Furthermore, the number of Americans who say they are “absolutely certain” that God exists has dropped from 71 percent in 2007 down to 63 percent in 2014. While there are a number of possible explanations for this trend, perhaps the most obvious is the idea that Americans are beginning to replace God with science. The creation of the universe wasn’t the work of a higher power; it was the result of the big bang. God didn’t create humans; each and every one of us evolved from apes. This new, progressive way of thinking really only began a couple of decades ago.

What’s worse is that often times, people who do believe in God are criticized, mocked, and painted as societal outcasts. A recent study conducted by Northwestern University in Illinois found that people who suffer from brain injuries are more likely to become religious fundamentalists, suggesting that those who have a strong belief in God have something mentally wrong with them.

The researchers found that damage to the prefrontal cortex, which is the area of the brain that is responsible for functions like planning and perception, impaired peoples’ ability to evaluate and reflect upon their own religious beliefs in comparison to the beliefs of others.

In order to arrive at these results, researchers examined 119 people who had suffered brain injuries during the Vietnam War, as well as 30 others whose brains were fully intact and functioning properly. The participants were asked to respond to certain statements, such as “To lead the best, most meaningful life, one must belong to the one, true religion.” They found that veterans who had experienced injuries in the prefrontal cortex region of the brain had higher levels of religious fundamentalism than those whose brains were not damaged (RELATED: Read about the discovery of the God Module inside of the human brain).

Jordan Grafman, who co-authored the study, explained to the PsyPost, “Human beliefs, and in this case religious beliefs, are one of the cognitive and social knowledge stores that distinguish us from other species.” Dr. Grafman went on to say, “While religious and other beliefs can be studied selectively and independently from other cognitive and social processes, their dependence upon, and interaction with, other brain functions will be an important area of research in the coming decades.”

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11 comments to SCIENCE PROPAGANDA: New study claims that people who believe in religion are “brain damaged”

  • cj

    I was surrounded by angels. I was happy. I didn’t want to come back. it could of been the sedation but I told the nurse to send me back and she gave me more iv Ativan. that was the beginning of the seizures. was it caused by the nerve agent pills I swallowed during desert storm? the va denied my claim. reality bends when they happen. much like the matrix. am I asleep at this computer or awake. why wont people listen to me when I speak of the sickness, corruption and murder of our children at the hands of the cabal luciferians who run our government and now is our government. I tell them to prepare for what is to come when it does buy buying supplies, metals and saving some cash. most laugh or have this blank stare on their faces. its disheartening. most, I believe know or feel something is wrong but are so caught up in day to day work, feeding their families and paying ever increasing debt ” living the American “DREAM” they don’t stop to look around and see the stores closing, the empty malls. the tent cities that I have yet to see but have heard about. another movie Constantine,,,, I don’t believe in the devil….. you should, he believes in you. today as I walked into a new Walmart that had more employees inside than customers I told the kids,” this will be a holding center for reducation of the chosen few not put to death.” course my oldest told me i’m crazy. a Walmart right in the middle of a sprawling suburban neighborhood? I said the registers are all setup to scan the chip or barcode tattoo on your hand to help pay for ur purchases. how convenient? paranoid? maybe.
    I joke with the kids that the wall along the border will be used to keep americans from entering mexico once Venezuela 2.0 happens. Most don’t even know the pacific basin is irradiated to the point that the ocean is dying and that fish u eat are radioactive. The north pacific current is spreading this everywhere.
    we are in the matrix of deception. the major news networks have lied to us for years, programming our minds to obey, consume and never question authority. We now realize that the history books were written for our consumption. my oldest tells me they don’t learn anything in high school other than how to pass a test. they are given the answers. There is something though. my youngest talks with others and are waking to this paradigm. Just as Morpheus said. we do not unplug someone as old as you from the matrix because you cannot accept the real world. the kids are… listening.

    • chuck

      Living a life day to day, in this society knowing what you know about things outside the matrix makes life difficult to live on a meaningful level. Sometimes isolation is the only way to experience fully the greater world discovered, away from the demands on our mental state by the matrix. But we can not dwell there endlessly. We are connected to people, places and events on a very deep level. To separate ourselves from those is almost like suicide. We must go back, to labor and share what we experience. That’s what God put us here to do. It’s how we become.

  • randy0302

    Faith is what is left when pure Spiritual knowledge is lost.
    As one God Realized Saint said “faith is for people that don’t know”.

    There are people who do believe the world is flat. Beliefs are useless.

    Religions are where the masses congregate until individuals are ready to search for God.

  • Craig Escaped Detroit

    I think Islam is proof of Brain Damage.

    Same goes for Scientology. And probably a few others as well.

    I think George Carlin exhibited a clear and thoughtful, logical mind.

  • dcm

    [26] But you do not believe, because you are not of my sheep. [27] My sheep hear my voice: and I know them, and they follow me. [28] And I give them life everlasting; and they shall not perish for ever, and no man shall pluck them out of my hand. [29] That which my Father hath given me, is greater than all: and no one can snatch them out of the hand of my Father. [30] I and the Father are one. – [23] If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
    Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison

    On October 13, the anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima, 1973, Sr. Agnes heard the beautiful voice speaking from the statue once more: “The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against other bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres, churches and altars will be sacked. The Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the devil will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord. The demon would be especially implacable against souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of my sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will be no longer any pardon for them.”

    She continued, “As I told you, if people do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the Flood, such as one will never have seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by my Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary pray for the Pope, the bishops and the priests.” ( pray for there conversion)

    • Craig Escaped Detroit

      So how come these “sweet voices” of “Virgin Mary” or other “church miracles” never happen in a crowd of people with all the smart phones to record the event?

      God (Jesus & Mary) are extremely camera shy, eh? We always seem to get this information “delivered” to us by some kind of “faithful servant”.

      How come we never get this message from a Muslim, or a Hindu? It’s just “ONE” single God for the entire Universe, is it not? So even if somebody does NOT believe in the Catholic “system”, if it’s a true reality, then it’s true for everybody. How come these events never happen to the non Catholics of the planet? Yes, I’m suspiciously skeptical of the convenience of it.

      Does God have no power to manifest to anybody but “the faithful”? That would be a really weak power if it only works for those who already believe.

      God would have to be God of the UNbelievers even MORE than the believers, eh?
      Or he plays “favorites” and discriminates?

      Or, if he is God only for the believers, then it would also be true that Zeus is a real God for Greeks, Osiris & Ra would be the REAL God for the Egyptians, Odin for the Vikings, etc.

      I’m sure ALL those peoples heard the voices of their own Gods, and some probably STiLL get messages.

  • Rdawg

    Nobody in science says humans “evolved from apes”. I see this misguided statement time and again from people of faith. Whether they are intentionally misleading or just ignorant, I don’t know.

    Apes and humans share a common ancestor, that’s it.

    • Sayldog

      Gotta call you out on that one Rdawg.
      You are claiming that “people of faith” say “people in science say humans evolved from apes,” but that in actuality, people and apes evolved from a common ancestor.
      First off, I am both “in science” AND a person of faith, and I’m far from alone.
      Second, from a creationist stand-point, there is NO DISTINCTION between “from apes” and “from a common ancestor.” They both mean the same thing, and that is NOT “natural selection” but “man from molecules.” The odds are so astronomical, in-comprehensively large against the simultaneous self-assembly of not just the incredibly complex coding of DNA, AND the mechanism to READ that code, that it is ridiculous to consider it as a viable creation theory. It is a theory only able to be held by one who starts with a predisposition against the existence of God, a god, or an otherwise superior being.

  • Rdawg

    If you say there’s no distinction, that’s your failure of understanding because they do not mean the same thing; words have meaning.

    Since you’re an expert in statistics, what are the “odds” that your God exists? How about Zeus? Allah? Vishnu, Brahma, Shiva, Tezcatlipoca, Odin, Anyanwu, Atepomarus, Horus…

    • Johnny Fever

      BS Rdawg .. and what did this common ancestor look like? .. science says an ape like ancestor .. NO we understand the word games YOU play .. just like all the science word games .. climate change (global warming).

      Thats funny what are the odds evolution happened molecules to man evolution .. you crack me up

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