One day, while driving, I saw a bumper sticker on someone's car that said "Everyone is born an atheist." I found that interesting and it got me thinking about whether or not I think that's true. It may be- certainly, many "believers" even believe this to be true (and therefore, their mandate to "preach the good news" to the "uniformed").
It seems for me as a child, I totally believed in my parents, my trust in them was close to absolute- and it would seem that infants MUST trust in other beings to take care of them...
Bringing this concept to the mythical level, it appears unfair to me to blame Adam and Eve for trusting/believing what the serpent was telling them about the forbidden tree- after all, they had never been lied to before. How could they even conceive of someone not being trustworthy until they had experienced it?
Isn't it possible to say that they were born "believing"?
Maybe we all are...All of this is in the song somewhere!
everybody’s born believing
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