The Birth of Religion.

  1. Arthur Bundy profile image80
    Arthur Bundyposted 2 years ago

    How does a developing mind grasp the concept of lightening and thunder, before long ages of experience and practice teaches him that these events are created by the collision of warm and cold air masses?
    I believe that all things religious began simply as a means of trying to explain what was not easy to understand, but still needed to be understood. Religion was born of things not easy to explain, because reason had not yet developed beyond the need just to survive. The mind needed an answer, and religion was a means to an end to find that answer.

    1. Righteous Atheist profile image60
      Righteous Atheistposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      There used to be some societal benefits to claiming to know answers to unanswerable questions. As we have become more educated about the Universe, these answers have been proven lacking.