Study debunks myth of the need for religion
For century after century, there has been an unchallenged belief that social problems would be greatly diminished if only more people fervently believed in a god.
The basis for all moral behavior had to originate with what were given as the laws of the god. Without the god's commandments, humans would kill each other without provocation, rape would be commonplace, no person's belongings would be safe because everyone would steal from each other, dishonesty would rule, adultery would replace monogamous marriage, older people would have to provide for themselves or perish.
Because humans were incapable of developing moral, ethical behavior, animalistic chaos would be the rule.
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