Another Good Read

Is the instinctive belief in God a blessing from him, bestowed upon us for any of several imaginable reasons?  Or, does god exist only in our imagination because that belief is a functional adaption to the world in which we live?

Bering does a great job of explaining his idea that we have instinctive beliefs that do not require and do not conform with objective, logical, and scientific thinking.  In the end, the meaning of that finding is up to the reader to decide.

Whether you agree with the author's conclusions or not, this book is an important read for those who are psychologically, scientifically, and religiously minded.  The book is written with a good balance of empiricism, humor, and respect.