The Brain-Changing Power of Religious Belief

(ValerieTarico.com) – Valerie Tarico:

I wonder if religious belief might be best construed not as psychopathology but as something related that I called a socio-pathology. By this I meant a delusional system that has its root not in a biological malfunction but rather in a malfunction of social information flow.

I now think that hunch was only partly right. To explain, I need to delve into the nature of the human mind, the nature of ideas, and the nature of religion – with a little help from bacteria. …

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