“Atheism Is Definitely An Acquired Position”
October 12, 2009 1 Comment
Back in May, SalafiManhaj.com posted up a news bulletin titled Children Are Believers In God, Academic Claims. The bulletin was a short article taken from the Telegraph that told of a senior researcher at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Anthropology and Mind named Dr. Justin Barret who “claims that young people have a predisposition to believe in a supreme being because they assume that everything in the world was created with a purpose.”
I was reminded of this bulletin this evening after a friend of mine sent me an email with a link to a similar article from The Age titled Infants ‘have natural belief in God’. This article, however, revolves around statements made by another person linked to Oxford University, a psychologist named Dr. Olivera Petrovich. Check out the following interview with Science & Spirit in which she explains her research: In the Beginning: An Interview with Olivera Petrovich. Quite interesting stuff, and not to mention, very supportive of Islamic doctrine regarding mankind’s natural disposition (Ar. fitrah).
Thanks goes to my man Hashi for the links; may Allah reward and bless him.