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  1. Personally, I attribute this to a strong neural connection. There is such an abstraction in neuroscience, but since I am very far from this science, I may be wrong, and in my case this concept should be written in quotation marks; but I think it explains this behavior of the brain.

    As a child, I sometimes liked to come up with additional actions for some perfect actions. For example, if I scratch my nose with my right hand, I should do the same with my left hand. Or if I sneezed, then I should definitely touch my ear with my right hand… and if I touched it with my right, then I should also touch it with my left =)

    And, thus, the habit of coming up with more and more such rules has also developed. And I followed them. When the realization of this fact came, it was no longer so easy to give up on them… I knew that, no, it was time to end this circus, but I couldn't – I really wanted to perform the intended additional action. This is what I call a “strong neural connection” – my brain is used to working like this.

    Accordingly, what happens if I just stop following each of these rules? – I'll forget about them, and then they won't make me uncomfortable.” This can be called “breaking a strong neural connection” – the brain no longer needs to work in accordance with it.

    There is, by the way, another such example, but this time it is more interesting and from some well‐known scientific popularizer. The idea is simple – forget how to ride a bike. He changed the steering mechanism: if you turn to the left, the wheel will turn to the right… =) And the same situation with the left turn. He learned to ride such a bike-it cost him ~ 80 days. And then he went back to his normal bike and found that he couldn't ride it anymore.

    There are some interesting conclusions from this experiment. One of them: on a normal bike, he learned how to ride in a much shorter time – ≈5 hours. And the second: his child learned to ride an abnormal bike in ≈7 days. Perhaps some of the readers have also seen this video; if so, drop the link to youtube in the comments – I will be immensely grateful!

    These examples actually present you with a ready-made solution: to get rid of the “God” in your head, you need to stop thinking about him. It won't happen soon, but it will. Good luck!

    PS: I also had this habit! ☺

  2. If the goal is not to get rid of faith in God at all, but only to get rid of a misunderstanding of how He participates in our lives, then it will be useful to look deeper into this issue.�

    God doesn't do wiretapping. He doesn't need to do this, because we are already a fully open book for Him. The past, present, and future of any person, and indeed of the entire universe, are simultaneously available to God. There is nothing in our thoughts and actions that could surprise Him in any way or interest Him in a special way.

    God gave man complete freedom, even the freedom to renounce his Creator, which many people took advantage of. But at the same time, each of us in due time will face the need to answer how he disposed of this freedom.

  3. You know, understand one thing: God is often spoken of not because he is real, but because he is often spoken of.

    The best advice is to treat it with humor. Watch George Carlin's monologues on religion and you'll see how funny it is. After all, it all depends on which side to look at the situation =(=

    Cultivate critical thinking, and the fears of children will not leave a trace in your head !

    And in the book ” We are our brain. From the womb to Alzheimer's” (by Dick France Swaab), there is an interesting chapter, number 16. It's called ” Why so Many people are religious.” I advise you to read it, and maybe it will help you put your thoughts in order.

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