Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Psychological Common Ground for believer and non-believers

Medical News Today (MNT) reports that thoughts of mortality provide a common goal for both believers and non-believers.
Both groups seek a coherent world view to manage the fear of death and link themselves to a greater and immortal entity, such as a supreme being, scientific progress or a nation. If people were more aware of this psychological similarity, perhaps there might be more understanding and less conflict among groups with different beliefs.
However, this common view does not mean that thoughts of death increases an atheists belief in god or an ultimate deity.

Thanks to Frances Coffey for sending the link.

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