Caffeine Linked to Hallucinations
There are many substances that cause hallucinations, but I was surprised to learn that coffee was one of them. According to an article published 13 January 2009 in Science people who drink a lot of coffee and/or other caffeinated drinks are disposed to hearing voices or having out of body experiences. So now I'm wondering if there is a meaningful statistical correlation between excessively religious individuals and heavy caffeine consumption.
It seems too much of the hormone cortisol is the main culprit in causing hallucinations and caffeine and stress increases the production of cortisol. If the fear of death or the fear of going to hell is added to the situation to increase stress we might have a formula for producing superreligious individuals. Maybe only one cup of coffee is all that is needed for some people.
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People who think there is something they refer to as god don't ask enough questions.