As mentioned a few times I’m a huge horror fan. I am also a big fan of Ridley Scott’s work from Prometheus, Aliens, and recently Raised by Wolves. One constant reoccurring theme in those films is the argument about what constitutes life ( can androids have souls ) and humanity tracking down their creators.
This is not really a major spoiler. It’s revealed fairly quickly and does not hinder anything about the show. But in raised by wolves there is a war that breaks out between atheists and believers and the believers win so some kids are sent off to a distant planet with a Android to raise them with an atheistic world view. But a kid , despite being raised to not believe in a god is seemingly inherently drawn towards faith. I have family members where one or both parents are atheists and the kids still talk about god. Sure they also talk about fairies and believe in Santa but they also believe in God. One of my cousins is a atheist and so is his wife. They are even fairly hostile towards religion. Not necessarily towards religious people but definitely towards faith. Despite this, one of them when they were 11 called me on their phone to pray for their cat. Her parents have also vented to me about their anger over her stopping her belief in fairies and Santa as she got older but she still clearly believes in God and sometimes have been caught with her barbies being told made up stories about God.
So I was wondering if anyone who may be around kids more often, including kids not raised by religious parents, still being up God or if there are any good books or blogs on the “god genes”.
I’ll go back and listen to the psychology series about this as well and I’ve read the God , genes, and determinism post previously.