I recently finished The Deep History of Ourselves: The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains by Joseph LeDoux. This is another in the
CAUTION: SPOILERS AHEAD
What stands out to me here is how calm Jesus seems to be, even to the point of being slightly annoyed with his friends for freaking out about the storm. To use psychology terms, he was able to suppress his amygdala anxiety threat response which allowed his prefrontal cortex to stay online and deal with the situation with all his “thinking cylinders” firing.
“This process will of course very likely not lead me to the Absolute Truth on any particular question, but I’m persuaded that it is more likely to lead me closer to the Truth than will accepting the version proffered me by any one authoritative source of truth individually.”
“A God that is revealed through metaphors, most commonly stories, tropes, narratives, etc., fits the ‘data points’ that we have from the evidence of world history.”
Albert Einstein is credited with having said: “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be