In the video clip below, neurologist V. S. Ramachandran discusses a split-brain patient whose right hemisphere believed in God and whose left hemisphere did not. Now, I don’t know if the individual in this case was Christian. But it is not at all unlikely. After all, he was a patient in the United States. And if he was and what he is saying is true, then “standard” Christianity (at least) cannot be true. For according to that view, (1) each human being is/has exactly one soul; (2) anyone who accepts Jesus is saved; (3) anyone who knowingly fails to accept Jesus throughout their entire life isn’t saved; and (4) anyone can continue in their non-acceptance of Jesus as long as they live. But if this patient is Christian, then he has accepted Jesus and can continue to knowingly reject Jesus until he dies. And then what will happen to his soul?
Even if this patient is, say, a Hindu, his case provides strong evidence against the standard Christian view. For the fact that he exists means it must be possible for the same thing to happen to a Christian.
Split brain with one half atheist and one half theist
[Originally published at Debunking Christianity]