Since the dawn of religion, man has searched the heavens and Earth for God. In his search, many have claim to have found God in their minds. New scientific data may show that these people may have been right…
When we say we experience a feeling that God is near us, or that we feel a presence around us, it is because part of our brain is triggered to allow us to feel this. Scientists are baffled as to what could trigger the brain naturally to cause this feeling; however, scientists have discovered a way to reenact that feeling in the lab. Scientists developed a helmet that causes the left temporal lobe(part of the brain) to react differently, causing us to think we are feeling the presence of the lord. When worn, it changes the electromagnetic field in this part of the brain, and induces the feeling. The helmet was tested over and over again, on patients of all types. The patients were not told what the helmet would do; in fact, they were told that if nothing else, the helmet would allow them to better relax.
When activated, after roughly a minute or so, the majority of patients claimed to feel an other-worldly presence, claiming that they saw light figures standing all around them. Then they were again tested with a different type of electromagnetic pulse, and instead of angelic visions, the patients claimed to see a more demonic presence, and feeling the sensation of fire all around them. Then, after the experiments were done, subjects were told what the helmet was supposed to induce, and they were startled that the feelings they would feel in a church, while deep in prayer,was also being felt through a scientific medium. Many of the subjects tested did not have any religious associations at all, making this study even more interesting.
This experiment showed that the human mind was made with religion already programmed at birth. The scientists were at first curious as to why we would have religion pre-programmed in the first place. The answer to them: humanity felt it needed something to hold to, something to push them forward, and something to explain the reasons of the Universe. That’s all fine and dandy to some, but others seem to think that maybe God truly does live in our minds, and not our hearts. Since the experiment was done in a lab, scientists have no idea why this change in electromagnetic force would occur naturally in the brain to induce the feeling of religion. Perhaps there is more to the brain than we currently know. Or perhaps God truly does exist, and when he enters you, you experience the feeling. Science does not have all the answers to the questions at hand. They know they can give the religious experience, but can not explain WHY we can experience it today. Thanks for reading.