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Born believing in God

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Augustine put it slightly more robustly at the opening of his Confessions: “Our hearts are restless, until they find rest in you.”

Now Dr Justin Barrett, from the Institute for Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at Oxford University, is arguing that it is the natural default position of children to believe in God, challenging the view of some atheists that religion is learned through family indoctrination.  In this snippet from the BBC, Dr Barrett discusses whether religion or atheism is learned with scientist and writer Professor Lewis Wolpert:

Are we born believing in God?

It is hardly a Christian approach, but it certainly bears out the truths of Romans 1 and 2.

Written by Jeremy Walker

Tuesday 24 March 2009 at 09:10

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