Religious indoctrination doesn't give individual children a sense of warmth and comfort in having a supernatural big daddy caring for them.
In many cases it creates added irrational fears and stresses to the individual children's lives, such as I experienced as a youngster when told I was being watched by such a being, the sense of lack of privacy, fear of sinning, fear of evil things and people.
The clinical name for this stress is Religious Trauma Syndrome or…Continue
This is a great article by Malcom Gladwell about how we sometimes fail under intense pressure to perform well, because we either choke or panic. He briefly describes the difference between implicit and explicit learning, and how these relate to choking and panicking under pressure. Well worth the long read. From the…Continue