Renewal.A 2009 article in the British newspaper The Daily Mail quotes Yale University Yale University, at New Haven, Conn.; coeducational. Chartered as a collegiate school for men in 1701 largely as a result of the efforts of James Pierpont, it opened at Killingworth (now Clinton) in 1702, moved (1707) to Saybrook (now Old Saybrook), and in 1716 was psychologist Paul Bloom as saying, "There's now a lot of evidence that some of the foundations for our religious beliefs are hard-wired. All humans possess the brain circuitry, and it never goes away."
Whether or not we accept that science has proved this, there certainly seems to be a great deal of anecdotal evidence anecdotal evidence,
n information obtained from personal accounts, examples, and observations. Usually not considered scientifically valid but may indicate areas for further investigation and research. that it is the case. The visceral elation elation /ela·tion/ (e-la´shun) emotional excitement marked by acceleration of mental and bodily activity, with extreme joy and an overly optimistic attitude. we feel at the sight of a glorious sunset, an inspiring sunrise or the birth of our offspring indicates a spiritual connection to something greater than ourselves. Our sense of awe is also a shared human emotion that points to belief in an entity or an energy beyond ourselves.
We acknowledge that we are emotionally moved by music and are often deeply inspired by words. Ecstatic dance and jubilant chant can be universally elevating. These are also shared human experiences, and whether we categorize them as spirituality or religion, they are undeniably hard-wired in our psyches. Finally, the truism "There are no atheists in a foxhole" suggests that we may indeed be hard-wired for belief in G-d.
Rabbi Yocheved Mintz
Congregation P'nai Tikvah
Las Vegas, NV