Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Realism Is Natural, The Supernatural Has To Be Learned?

I think I had to learn all my supernatural notions, because I can't remember having any of my own as a child. In fact, I was naturally skeptical of any such thing. It was only the conventional answers of my parents (who were not particularly religious in my very early years, though they both came from Catholic backgrounds) to my various questions that lead me to accept any ideas of God or the supernatural at all. Anyway, that's how I remember it.

Rather than intuitively understanding the idea of omniscience, children naturally understand all agents - people and magical beings - to be limited in the same way as the people they know.-Mr Smart and Heroman

h/t Check Your Premises

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