Lovely quote - I'll have to see if it's true
Thanks for the comments!
The first two points can be true, but there are uneducated people who don't believe and there are smart people who do...but for the last point, there is no doubt about it...rulers, people in power want religion fed to the masses. If you can convince a grown person, an adult that there was a talking snake and a talking burning bush, you can convince them to do anything, even things they know that are wrong...
Thanks for the input, Blaine.
Michael Shermer's book, How We Believe, touches on the concept of a "belief engine", a module preset in the human psyche. It's an interesting read, but there is no proof of this preset module. To me, just as racism is learned, religion is taught and rigidly so.
I don't see 'religion' as a 'preset module', like a piece of 'read only' code, but I do think it is learned early from our family of origin, and social context. Think of it as a simple program that we 'download' from the people around us. At this point we would need a flow chart, that is not easily done with this TA text editor. Anyone like to suggest the contents of this little piece of code?
Thanks James, interesting comment.
Love the analogy, Blaine. :)
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