God’s beliefs mirror our own

Assumptions religious people make about their God’s beliefs largely mirror the ones they already have - even when those beliefs fluctuate.

Researchers at the University of Chicago examined seven separate studies which ranged from surveys to nueroimaging. They found that when believers are asked to speculate about God’s views the same part of the brain that thinks about their own beliefs is activated.

Two other studies manipulated participants’ beliefs and found that God’s presumed position followed their own.

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