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How do we know that religion is a self-deception?

I posted a message a week ago under Codie’s discussion topic “Do We Really Need to Respect Religions?”. Kir picked up on one of my comments – “Everything we know of the psychology of religion shows that religiosity is a self-deception, founded on the satisfaction of emotional and spiritual needs of individuals within faith communities” – and said, “I'm wondering if you might expand on this for the reader. I don't think most atheists are all that knowledgeable of this area and I think you're…See More
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How do we know that religion is a self-deception?

Posted on November 25, 2012 at 6:24pm 5 Comments

I posted a message a week ago under Codie’s discussion topic “Do We Really Need to Respect Religions?”. Kir picked up on one of my comments – “Everything we know of the psychology of religion shows that religiosity is a self-deception, founded on the satisfaction of emotional and spiritual needs of individuals within faith communities” – and said, “I'm wondering if you might expand on this for the reader. I don't think most atheists are all that knowledgeable of this area and I think you're…

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At 7:17pm on November 25, 2012, Kir Komrik said…

Hey Mark,

That's great to hear. We're two of a rare breed. I've got all sorts of deconversion stuff on my blog, too.

kirkomrik.wordpress.com

Look forward to chatting

- kk

At 5:36pm on November 25, 2012, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Hi Mark, I read your first post an thought "here is a guy that has Atheism figured". One needs to have reflected long enough on the nature of "belief" to that sort of perspective on it. Good stuff. I always challenge why people believe something rather than the specific details of the belief.

 
 
 

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