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Man made god - with Andy Thomson - Part 1

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Uploaded on Dec 30, 2011

History shows that man has made many gods and godesses.

God making appears to be part of the human psyche.

And man has been prolific in exercising this trait. All recorded civilisations appear to have created a god or gods.

In this series of videos I seek to find out why this is.

I am grateful to Andy Thomson for giving me the opportunity of discussing this issue (and his book).

J. Anderson Thomson, Jr., MD, is a Trustee of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science and a staff psychiatrist for Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Virginia Student Health Center, as well as the University of Virginia's Institute for Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy. Thomson also has his own private practice, and is a forensic psychiatrist for Region Ten Community Services.

He is also the author of "Why we believe in god(s)", which can be purchased from:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Why-We-Believ...

He also had a number of lectures available to view on youtube, including "Why we believe in god(s)".

"Why we believe in god(s)" :
http://richarddawkins.net/videos/3779...

"Morality - from heaven of nature?"
http://richarddawkins.net/videos/4459...

My previous video "My lasy prayer - why religion does not scour" is here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stDEN5...



The video of the religious map of the world came from here:
http://www.mapsofwar.com/ind/history-...

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