In this article, I present evidence that an intimate and largely unrecognized connection exists between childhood trauma and religion. In particular, it appears that many of the world religions have been deeply shaped by historically widespread practices of childhood corporal punishment, abandonment, and neglect.
Valerie Tarico interviews Dr. Tony Nugent, scholar of world religions. Dr. Nugent is a symbologist, an expert in ancient symbols. He taught at Seattle University for fifteen years in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies and is an ordained Presbyterian minister. Tarico: Many Americans have heard that December 25 was a birthday of Roman gods…
The not-so-virgin birth and the real origins of the Christmas story
Filmed on April 17, 2015 in Olomouc, Czech Republic at the Academia Film Olomouc science film festival. From the AFO website: Origins is coming to AFO50! Enj…