Study Says Belief in Eternal Life Is Innate Not Learned

“…children struggle to imagine a time when they did not feel or desire… Our deep-seated intuitions about what constitutes the core of a person – the capacity for experiencing emotions and desires – underlies the belief in eternal life. While exposure to religion can elaborate these intuitions, as they certainly do in the case of afterlife beliefs, belief in eternal existence does not depend on being exposed to religious teachings that support these ideas.” [Read Article]