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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Is there a difference between the Christian 'brain' and the Pagan?

I suggest there is a world of difference! Even if one takes a purely atheistic view of life,  the differences between the Christian brain would be significant. I mean this in the sense of the connections of the neural networks.   This will determine how the individual responds to various stimuli, i.e..the normal experiences of life.

There is a pertinent verse in the New Testament that declares as much:

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Rom 12)

The difference in mental outlook, and operation of the dopamine reward sub system, the cortex, will all be determined by how a person is transformed spiritually.  I've found personally, that exposure to audio or visual content that is not edifying, has the effect of causing a headache...  this happens in the reverse direction also. Headache in...headache out... I might be wrong here, but I think the pain is due to the re-arrangement of the neural networks.

The pagan on the other hand has formed his or her neural networks on the basis of normal life, rather than scriptural input.  The Christian should replenish the spiritual content and values regularly to keep it fresh in the brain.

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