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“Communing with God is communing with our own hearts, our own best selves, not with something foreign and accidental. Saints and devotees have gone into the wilderness to find God; of course …
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Religious faith promotes a sense of meaning in life – and it might take more than ‘social glue’ to duplicate the effect
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Faith of a scientist
Bad faith is the condition of the modern internet.
The Oxford psychology professor traces the evolutionary advantages, or otherwise, of faith
«Those who sign up to religions, he points out, “can incur serious costs in terms of self-imposed pain, celibacy and even self-sacrifice”.»
I was raised in an evangelical, fundamentalist Christian mega-church. This is the testimony of my unexpected journey to leave my faith and build a different worldview.
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