"Good news, I've been given the go-ahead to design my study, though to quote my professor "we will probably both be burned at the stake". I will hopefully be able to set it up as a web-based experiment. If I do I will post the link on…"
"Religion, however, is one area in which the 'parent' never leaves (or the child never leaves the parent.) The God-blankie is always around when the world becomes scary.
"God: A security blankie for adults.""
"We raised our kids with the idea that our job -- from day 1 -- was to prepare them to leave. So, education, work, social skills, etc., are all geared to preparing the child to live on their own without their parent(s) around all the time. Religion,…"
"Being a freshman in this subject (literally; freshman, Anthropology/Archeology), if I recall from our cursory glance at Piaget's stage theory, you might be able to make an argument that in certain aspects the individual has grown normally and…"
"Its not that I want to say that religion per se is wrong (though it is) just that belief in creationism may be due to believers being unable to grasp the abstract concepts in most modern science fields, whereas 'God did it' requires no…"
"As far as 2: and 3: go then yes. A gap in emotional development could easily be a cause of people clinging to placebo beliefs. I think Freud made some remark about God being the perfect parent we never knew in real life but longed for, the ultimate…"
Hi all, just wanted to run with a dissertation idea and see where it takes me. Any advice would be great.i don't know if you are aware of the recent furore in Northern Ireland concerning Creationism and the Ulster Museum. The Culture Minister, Nelson McCauseland, wrote to the Museum and basically demanded that ID and YEC were included along with the evolution exhibits. Long story short - I began to wonder why he believed these ideas, given that they are illogical and unreasonable. From this I…See More
Hello Robin Wilson, and welcome to this friendly meeting place with freethinkers like you who recognise that religion is a fraud aimed at controlling vulnerable superstitious people, including defenceless children; and
how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and even longer.