Which part of our brain controls religion?
In America, we spend a great deal of time thinking about religion. Some of it is good. Some of it is bad. Some of it is whacky, while other thoughts might be pure. Even atheists think about religion... so what part of our brain control religion?????
In short there is a strong connection between the temporal lobes of the brain and religious feeling and as an added fact, people suffering from temporal lobe epilepsy and whom are closer to God are more likely to encounter a religous hallucination. Even atheists suffering from the same condition can suffer similarly however their hallucinations will be more to feeling as though they have died and not encountering Jesus
The nihilist part that's constantly looking for purpose and meaning.
I believe it is the reverse. Religion controls various parts of our brain our thinking process, which inturn controls our hearts and our responses to various things and situations.
The bi-cameral mind of Julian Jaynes's theory is a good place to start for understanding one view.
lmao @ nightwork4 btw your brain doesn't control religion....how is that even possible lol do you mean is controlled by religion
Good job people... some of you figured out this was a trick question... Our brain never controls religion... people cant even control religion.... :-)
Your brain has nothing to do with religion. Your beliefs stem from your heart and spirit. You brain merely gives you the power to justify your beliefs in physical senses.
it is not on the brain but it is in the heart.. what you feel is what more important than what you think!
Uncertain what you mean by the question. Do you mean what part of the brain controls or holds the thoughts about religion?
If this is your question, then the same part that thinks about any logical thing (for the Gnostic side of religion); and the same part that thinks about creativity (for the Faith side of religion). So religion can be a right and left brain topic.
But beyond the brain, when the true self (the immortal spirit within) awakens, then thinking might likely reside in spirit rather than in the flesh (brain).
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