Babies Born Believers?

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"Babies are Born as Believers"?

Dr. Barrett, a scientist says, "If we threw a handful of them on an island and they raised themselves . ." (babies) "they would believe in God."

Babies are "born believers" in God - Not evolution, as some have speculated. Babies do not simply acquire religious beliefs through indoctrination. This is confirmed in rescent scientific research. 

"Every child is born with a natural inclination (fitra) to submit to God in peace (Islam) and it is their parents who raise them up to be Jews, Christians or fireworshippers" - Muhammad, peace be unto him.

Dr. Justin Barrett, a scientist, and senior researcher at the University of Oxford's Centre for Anthropology and Mind says, "Young people have a predisposition to believe in a supreme being because they assume that everything in the world was created with a purpose."

He also tells us, "Young children have faith even when they have not been taught about it by family or at school, and argues that even those raised alone on a desert island would come to believe in God".

And he announced on BBC Radio:

"The preponderance of scientific evidence for the past 10 years or so has shown that a lot more seems to be built into the natural development of children's minds than we once thought, including a predisposition to see the natural world as designed and purposeful and that some kind of intelligent being is behind that purpose."

"If we threw a handful on an island and they raised themselves I think they would believe in God."

In a lecture to be given at the University of Cambridge's Faraday Institute, Dr Barrett referred to psychological experiments carried out on children he says prove, "Children instinctively believe almost everything is designed with a specific purpose."

In another study, six and seven-year-olds who were asked why the first bird existed replied "to make nice music" and "because it makes the world look nice".

Another experiment on 12-month-old babies suggested that they were surprised by a film in which a rolling ball apparently created a neat stack of blocks from a disordered heap.

Dr Barrett said, "There is evidence that even by the age of four, children understand that although some objects are made by humans, the natural world is different".

He added, "This means children are more likely to believe in creationism rather than evolution, despite what they may be told by parents or teachers."

Dr Barrett also said, "Anthropologists have found that in some cultures children believe in God even when religious teachings are withheld from them" and, "Children's normally and naturally developing minds make them prone to believe in divine creation and intelligent design. In contrast, evolution is unnatural for human minds; relatively difficult to believe."


"Every child is born on the 'fitrah' (natural inclination) of 'Islam' (submission to God in peace) and it is their parents who raise them up to be Jews, Christians or fireworshippers" - Prophet Muhammad [Sahih Muslim]

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#29 Mohamed Nazir 2013-01-21 17:30
SubahaanAllah. I hope this message will strengthen our faith "Quran is word of Allah" every word is truth beyond our knowledge and experiments but still experiments will add value to our faith. And InshaAllah will give a virtual thought to all good human beings.
#28 user 2012-05-21 22:27
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#27 abeer 2012-05-20 10:28
this is the reason why babies look so cute and in so much harmony and peace, that sometimes we grown ups wish to be in there place[i do,coz lots of kids around me]we can see this in our own lifes when we get closer to ALLAH and be very punctual in our prayers and our other chores relating to religion we may feel and people around us would say'look at her face it looks like the moon' this is because we leave all the things behind and just become closer to ALLAH or atleast try to are already close to ALLAH because there hearts will not be corroupted by this world.but as they grow they will be like everyone eles,only thinking about this world and its possessions.all of them have this seed of eman in them it just needs special care very special care which most of the parents consider as giving them the world in the hands in the form of computers laptops and cell phones. i hope that parents open there ayes b4 its tooooo late.INSHAH ALLAH.and ALLAH HU AKBAR.
#26 Ejai 2012-05-06 00:26
When u say,
#25 The hell 2012-05-05 10:26
This is possibly the stupidest argument I've ever heard. I never believed in creationism as a child, evolution made a lot more sense. Also a baby being surprised at a rolling ball usual
#24 Imran Ahmad 2012-05-05 08:54
Masha Allah, Subhan Allah
#23 Mohammed Naushad 2012-02-22 02:47
Subhan ALLAH
#22 Beliver in only one god 2012-02-21 23:57
First; Subhan Allah ...

second; Allah says in Quraan : (??????? ???? ?????? ??? ??????? * ?? ???? ???? ?? ??? ??? ???? ?? ?????? * ?? ???? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ?????? )
Finally ; I hope these Drs can ind their true ways to Allah ...
#21 Muslim by choice 2012-02-21 22:32
Christian parents send their children to churches when they are 5. What they learn from the priests: Jesus died for your sins and he is the only way to heaven. Praise jesus, worship jesus.

Even when we hear people saying in general that "oh my god", we mostly hear christians say "jesus christ"/ Oh Jesus/ Jeeze/ for christs sake etc. :-)
#20 Greta Mohi Eldin 2012-02-21 10:37
Sobhanak Ya Rab

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