A very good article – among many others – from the blog victorianeuronotes.wordpress.com. About how our human brain functions and how it creates an experience – a sensed presence, or rather delusion – of divine beings.
Victoria Neuronotes’ blog is also full of valuable and important information about what is often called the religious trauma syndrome (RTS).
Victoria Neuronotes describes herself like this:
Victoria is a secular humanist and an advocate for human and animal rights, brain injury awareness, seizure disorders, and the environment. She blogs about the brain’s role in religious type experiences, and the numerous ways the environment impacts gene expression, brain development and human behavior.
BTW, here’s another blogger who is an expert on the religious trauma syndrome: Valerie Tarico. I strongly recommend blog too – see for example http://valerietarico.com/2013/03/26/religious-trauma-syndrome-is-it-real/ – for those of you who want to learn more about how dangerous and poisonous religions – or rather religious people – can be. And believe me, they ARE, indeed, dangerous.
Peter: When I used to read the Bible I sort of assumed that God spoke to the people of old in a very clear way that could not be misunderstood. Why didn’t he speak to me so clearly? A lot of people claim to hear from God now. However when really pressed on the matter,
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