In this multi-part article I will explore whether people are born to believe in God or have it instilled into their psyche.
When we are born we see that there are objects and things that can change aforementioned objects, like a ball is an object but it cannot move without interaction of some kind. Using this analogue it is clear that things like animals (including humans), however when the cause of something is not clear it is quite natural to assume that there is a higher force causing these things to happen; “God “. Studies have shown that babies do not need the action to be from something like an animal, they can attribute cause and effect to other things and they don’t need to be tangible. This behaviour doesn’t end with childhood, however, as adults often apply this cause and effect reasoning. This behaviour, coupled with a search for purpose, form the rudimentary beginnings of religion.