In September 1942, Kennedy transferred to his third boarding school, Milton Academy , in Milton, Massachusetts , for eleventh and twelfth grades.  His father, Joseph Kennedy Sr., wanted Kennedy to transfer to Milton, believing it would better prepare his son for Harvard.  At Milton, he met and became friends with David Hackett . He invited Hackett to join him for Sunday mass. Hackett started accompanying him, and was impressed when Kennedy took it upon himself to fill in for a missing altar boy one Sunday.  Hackett admired Kennedy's determination to bypass his shortcomings, and remembered him redoubling his efforts whenever something did not come easy to him, which included athletics, studies, success with girls, and popularity.  Hackett remembered the two of them being "misfits", a commonality that drew him to Kennedy, along with an unwillingness to conform to how others acted even if doing so meant not being accepted.  Kennedy's grades improved.
An essential feature of religious experience across many cultures is the intuitive feeling of God's presence. More than any rituals or doctrines, it is this experience that anchors religious faith, yet it has been largely ignored in the scientific literature on religion.
"... [Dr. Wathey's] book delves into the biological origins of this compelling feeling, attributing it to innate neural circuitry that evolved to promote the mother-child bond...[He] argues that evolution has programmed the infant brain to expect the presence of a loving being who responds to the child's needs. As the infant grows into adulthood, this innate feeling is eventually transferred to the realm of religion, where it is reactivated through the symbols, imagery, and rituals of worship. The author interprets our various conceptions of God in biological terms as illusory supernormal stimuli that fill an emotional and cognitive vacuum left over from infancy.
These insights shed new light on some of the most vexing puzzles of religion, like:
Second, count the balls. Assume recycling. Imagine 3 pics. Before stacking (), after stacking (on), and after removal for recycling (). Imagine say 30 balls visible on the hill and in the gully in . After stacking balls on the road this number falls to say 20. Ten balls will be on the road, or more due to addition of balls from off-frame. After recycling, the ten plus road balls will be gone and possibly some additional balls from the gully, so say 15 to 20 balls visible. Compare off to on pics. If the number of balls off the road in the off pic is greater than the number of balls off the road in the on pic, then off is and it is the first picture. If the opposite if true then off is and it is the second pic. If the number is the same then we can’t say anything for sure, but haphazard recycling seems less likely.