Religious belief is human nature, huge new study claims

Religion comes naturally, even instinctively, to human beings, a massive new study of cultures all around the world suggests.

“We tend to see purpose in the world,” Oxford University professor Roger Trigg said Thursday. “We see agency. We think that something is there even if you can’t see it. … All this tends to build up to a religious way of thinking.”

Trigg is co-director of the three-year Oxford-based project, which incorporated more than 40 different studies by dozens of researchers looking at countries from China to Poland and the United States to Micronesia.

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3 comments on “Religious belief is human nature, huge new study claims

  1. Larry Morse says:

    Gosh. Wow, It’s lucky this has ben studied. I never would have guessed. L

  2. art says:

    John 9 comes to my mind also Larry!

  3. MichaelA says:

    *LOL* Well said, Larry!