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Which part of our brain controls religion?

  1. davenmidtown profile image88
    davenmidtownposted 6 years ago

    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?????

  2. Savva Pelou profile image71
    Savva Pelouposted 6 years ago

    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

  3. cephla profile image59
    cephlaposted 6 years ago

    The nihilist part that's constantly looking for purpose and meaning.

  4. Dave Mathews profile image61
    Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago

    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.

  5. tsmog profile image83
    tsmogposted 6 years ago

    The bi-cameral mind of Julian Jaynes's theory is a good place to start for understanding one view.

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    reeltaulkposted 6 years ago

    lmao @ nightwork4  btw your brain doesn't control religion....how is that even possible lol  do you mean is controlled by religion

  7. davenmidtown profile image88
    davenmidtownposted 6 years ago

    Good job people... some of you figured out this was a trick question... Our brain never controls religion... people cant even control religion.... :-)

  8. ii3rittles profile image82
    ii3rittlesposted 6 years ago

    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.

  9. CreamT0632 profile image59
    CreamT0632posted 6 years ago

    it is not on the brain but it is in the heart.. what you feel is what more important than what you think!

  10. lone77star profile image82
    lone77starposted 6 years ago

    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).