Tagged with religion

Trust, Traditions & Trespasses

Trust, Traditions & Trespasses

Generally speaking, criticizing cultural practices that arise from religious belief can be considered inappropriate, so it’s possible that some readers may feel offended by this post.  My intentions are not to offend but to offer some fuel for thought. Most people of faith address their god as though God has a gender?  I’ve read numerous … Continue reading

Harming Half Harms the Whole

Harming Half Harms the Whole

The National Review Online posted this suggesting a repeal of the 19th Amendment. The 19th Amendment prohibits any United States citizen to be denied the right to vote based on sex.  This is the 21st century and yet there are some who have yet to evolve beyond the Iron age.  This is not an isolated … Continue reading

The Psychology of Male Domination

The Psychology of Male Domination

“What sane species would treat half of its members — and the very half which gives birth to the whole species — with such contempt and injustice? Despite their high level of testosterone, the men of many ancient and indigenous cultures revered women for their life-giving and nurturing role, so why don’t we?  The oppression of … Continue reading

The Three R’s – Religion, Recognition, Reward

The Three R’s – Religion, Recognition, Reward

This analysis is quite interesting and serves to challenge us about the subconscious motives behind religious beliefs.   Studies show that cultural and behavioral predispositions are linked to chemicals in our brain, such as dopamine.  One of the most important functions of dopamine is in the reward system of the brain, the nucleus accumbens (NAcc). … Continue reading

Semantic Dehumanization and Violence

Semantic Dehumanization and Violence

Listed here are many scriptures of dehumanization and violence against women. What’s behind this behavior, and other forms of dehumanization and violence towards the female gender?  A comprehensive study, by William Brennan, Ph.D, exposes a dark history of beliefs, practices, and attitudes that continue to prevail throughout many cultures in the 21st Century. Female Objects … Continue reading

Neurobiology of Religious Terrorism

Neurobiology of Religious Terrorism

| Todd Murphy, Behavioral Neuroscientist | Understanding the mind of a suicidal terrorist is a special challenge in psychology. Not only do their actions show a highly aggressive personality, but their motivations seem to outweigh even the imperative for self-preservation. The profile of the suicide bomber is not at all simple. We think of them … Continue reading