Religious feelings can be induced in a laboratory. Does this disprove Christianity?
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Dave: One critic of the Christian faith has attempted to discredit the religion by
Jeff: “Religious experience is a natural product of the brain.”
Dave: And he gives many quotes and examples to show that religious feelings can
be induced in the laboratory.
Jeff: Should this worry Christians?
Dave: Yes!… (um) No!
Jeff: Christians do not believe that the body and soul are intrinsically unlinked.
Dave: Let me state that in a way people can understand.
Jeff: Oh c’mon.
Dave: Our natural state is to have a body/soul unity! For thousands of years we’ve
believed that the body effects the soul – and vice versa!
Jeff: In fact, our ultimate goal is to have a perfect BODY: it’s called resurrection!
Philippians 3:21 says,
Dave: “He will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious
Jeff: But ya know, even if we had a problem with the scientific information about
Spiritual experiences, it wouldn’t discount the FACTUAL evidence for Jesus’
Dave: That’s why we look to evidence first, experience second.