GOD AS A NUTRIENT
THAT WHICH RESULTS IN GREATER HEALTH MUST BE "TRUE"
(or some portion therein)
In accepting the concept of God being "real", an important article needs to be added to the evaluating criteria:
That which causes human life to be healthy:
Inasmuch as nature authored man with this "hunger" for an Eternal Supreme Being, it must be considered that such a being exists somewhere within the realm of one’s existence - as we are not born with hungers for things which do not exist; such is the nature of intuition throughout the animal kingdom.
- that such a component can be classified as "nutrient".
- live longer
- have better resistance to disease
- greater mental stability in the face of adversity and more confidence in interacting with others
If we only examine physical phenomena in determining the factors governing man’s existence, we can never learn anything beyond the death and decay that govern all things physical.
The "Spark of Life" that starts a human being’s existence: where does that come from?
"We know these impulses originate in the hypothalamus, others in the cerebral cortex…"
Fine. Where did that impulse originally form in order to get to the cerebral cortex?
Questions pertaining to the origin of life cannot be answered by confining our examination to merely physical phenomena, and we cannot rule out any "supernatural" phenomena until such questions can be answered.