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David Niose: Why God-references are a big deal

May 19, 2013

An interesting article in Psychology Today on why separation of Church and State is such a big deal: because of “Crisis Induced Devotion” or CID:

CID shows us that what appears mundane, given the right stimulus, can quickly become extremely intense. CID occurs, for example, when a person who is not particularly religious or patriotic suddenly becomes fervent about their religion or patriotism due to some external crisis that triggers intense devotion.

David Niose is the author of “Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans

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