Is it really any surprise that religion’s not going away? It can’t because we’re born with it. So says the three-year, million dollar international research project just released from Oxford University. Nature or nurture? Decidedly the former. The project’s co-director, Roger Trigg, told the Daily Mail:
‘Attempts to suppress religion are likely to be short-lived as human thought seems to be rooted to religious concepts, such as the existence of supernatural agents or gods, and the possibility of an afterlife or pre-life.
‘There is quite a drive to think that religion is private. It isn’t just a quirky interest of a few, it’s basic human nature.
‘This shows that it’s much more universal, prevalent, and deep-rooted. It’s got to be reckoned with. You can’t just pretend it isn’t there.’