Matthew R. Perry

Archive for November 30th, 2008|Daily archive page

How’s This For a Christmas Card?

In Humor on November 30, 2008 at 6:11 pm

I came across this as I was doing my study on the life of John the Baptist. Wow!

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Children Are Born Believers in God, Academic Claims

In Uncategorized on November 30, 2008 at 3:29 pm

A recent article in the Telegraph says that “Children are ‘born believers’ in God and do not simply acquire religious beliefs through indoctrination.  He told the BBC:

The preponderance of scientific evidence for the past 10 years or so has shown that a lot more seems to be built into the natural development of children’s minds than we once thought, including a predisposition to see the natural world as designed and purposeful and that some kind of intelligent being is behind that purpose. . . . If we threw a handful on an island and they raised themselves I think they would believe in God.

He went on to note that children are more likely to believe in creationism rather than evolution, regardless of what teachers or parents may teach.

I find this rather encouraging that someone in the academic realm has been stating what Christianity has been stating for centuries. I wonder how the other academics will react? I, for one, am delighted.