The Experience of Awe in Nature Leads to Religious Beliefs

Big Think:

It has been said that there are no atheists in foxholes. The fear of death will make even the most hardened skeptic a believer. According to a new study published in the journal Psychological Science, the experience of awe — in the form of mountains, canyons and outer space — makes one more apt to believe that the universe was constructed “according to God’s or some other nonhuman entity’s plan.”

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