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Religion and Psychology

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Fool, Oct 19, 2021.

  1. Fool

    Fool ALL in all
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    is religion mostly about the states of mind? psychology?
     
  2. Snow White

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    Religion's about connecting to something you feel is larger than yourself.
     
  3. Lain

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    It contains this subject but is not just about that. I'd say it's about politics as well for instance or even just art.
     
  4. Mock Turtle

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    Possibly more about emotions and needs - as to having answers - and often any appropriate answer will do for some. Given that I have had many questions over my life, I can understand at least one of these, but where religious explanations were not satisfactory ones for me. And perhaps my head rules over my heart in such matters so emotion was never really there as a player.
     
  5. Fool

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    sigmund freud had once said to use your head in small matters and your heart in big ones.

    “In the small matters trust the mind, in the large ones the heart.”
    Sigmund Freud
     
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    Our brains are wired to "see" something when it comes to unknowns. It could be dangerous, so our minds imagine something out there and our bodies react. Psychologically, we like to be part of a larger group.
     
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    IndigoChild5559 Loving God and my neighbor as myself.

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    There is a lot of overlap, but psychology and religion really are not the same thing. No, I think religion is mroe than just a state of the mind.
     
  8. Mock Turtle

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    And we know all about his contributions to psychology. :oops: Have just never felt a need for any religious position - apart from not joining any group which is essentially set opposed to any others.
     
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