Perhaps there is a journey about ourselves here:
“How our brains secrete religious and superstitious belief.”
Yes. Michael Shermer uses the word ‘secrete‘.
The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies.
How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths.
Religions and superstitions may stem from the brain’s ability to spot patterns and intent…
And as Frank Schaeffer notices, “The countries in the world that are the most fundamentalist and religious, and/or those whose identity is most religion-based, are the world’s greatest troublemakers. Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the USA, Vatican City and the state of Israel come to mind.
“The delusion is this: ‘We’re chosen, special and enlightened, and only we have The Truth’.