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why humans create god?

  1. pisean282311 profile image61
    pisean282311posted 6 years ago

    what r ur views on this...why do u think humans create god?

    1. Castlepaloma profile image79
      Castlepalomaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      why humans create god?

      The smartest man in the cave, had to give answers, why people were dying of natural causes, He looked up into the stars and a observe nature then saw how everything is connected, Then Religion came along separated us all, which was not such a bad thing at the time, yet later on mocked it up.

    2. EinderDarkwolf profile image59
      EinderDarkwolfposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I think Gods have been created through out history because humanity is unable to face life without them. What do I mean this? As long as people have religion, they always have hope. They always look forward to something better, if not in this life then in the next. Without it, people would feel lost and wouldn't have anything to look forward to. People have an undeniable need to believe in something better in order to survive their hardships. Admitting that there aren't that many today as there was when it all started, a lot of people still need that belief. They believe their lives extremely hard when in fact, it's a lot easier than what it use to be.

      1. pisean282311 profile image61
        pisean282311posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        nice points...

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    Emile Rposted 6 years ago

    Because, even in the beginning, the ancients could look up into the night sky and see how small they truly were  when they imagined their place in the universe. Plus, before science, it was the only way to  begin to find the answers to the questions we all ask. How did we get here? Why are we different?

    1. pisean282311 profile image61
      pisean282311posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      hmmm..right...but we would keep creating new ones , i guess...what do u think?

      1. profile image0
        Emile Rposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        No, not necessarily. The reason, imo, that we keep fine tuning the concept is because we are still searching for answers. Should we ever find them, we will stop  and congregate where we find ourselves at that time.

        1. pisean282311 profile image61
          pisean282311posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          considering vastness of universe , i doubt that it can happen...

          1. profile image0
            Emile Rposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            You are probably right. There are a lot of questions left unanswered.

  3. Will Apse profile image92
    Will Apseposted 6 years ago

    If I was a Darwinian I might say that religious belief conveys an advantage- both on individuals and societies.

    1. pisean282311 profile image61
      pisean282311posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      @will darwinian?...i never hear einsteinm or newtonim...darwin was scientist not religious head...yes impact of him is huge but i dont think dariwinian is right term for some one who has to do with facts...

    2. scottcgruber profile image80
      scottcgruberposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      There is an evolutionary advantage, and it is what neurologists have termed the hyperactive agency detection device, or HADD. Humans have a tendency to assign cause and effect relationships to events, even when there is no relationship. Conspiracy theories, faith healers, ufologists, and the  paranormal explosion on cable TV are all products of HADD.

      There is an evolutionary advantage, however - or at least there was back in our Rift Valley days.

      Imagine you are an early hominid out hunting and gathering in the brush. Suddenly, you hear a rustle in the grass nearby. It might be a hungry lion or it might just be the wind. There is a strong selection pressure toward believing it is the lion and running versus believing it is the wind and being lunch.

      As we settled down and formed agrarian societies, we were still hard-wired for HADD, and constructed agents to explain why the rains came sometimes but not others and to explain why the sun marched across the sky and why the river flooded. We made gods to explain these phenomena. Our gods then proved useful by commanding us to do other things we already wanted to do - take multiple wives, enslave inferior tribes, massacre neighboring villages and taking their land, etc.

      Our HADD has us doing much the same thing today, only now it also brings us ghost hunters and ancient aliens.

      http://theness.com/neurologicablog/inde … detection/

      1. pisean282311 profile image61
        pisean282311posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        hmmmm

  4. Will Apse profile image92
    Will Apseposted 6 years ago
  5. kess profile image60
    kessposted 6 years ago

    A man see that which is in him thus he creates those things for the benefits of it for him self.

    So it is with the smallest and so it is with the greatest...which is God that within him and caused him to be...

    The problem begin not with the concept itself...for it is valid but with the fact that most are not yet able to separate the Smallest from the greatest.

    Since neither appears to the outward senses, the human concept of the least  intertwine itself with and thus invalidates the human concept of The Greatest (God).

    So yes God created man and in turn Men will create a God to suite each individual taste.

    1. pisean282311 profile image61
      pisean282311posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      god created man is well known concept...m not talking about that concept...i am talking about mans creation called god which is said to have created man...

      1. kess profile image60
        kessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I have shown you both....

  6. Meg Moon profile image84
    Meg Moonposted 6 years ago

    There are quite a lot of theories about this. I think a lot of it was about answering questions and explaining the unknown. From a psychological point of view Freud thinks it is a type of neurosis which is perhaps a little harsh. I think it's also about human inability or refusal to accept that this is it- this is all there is to it. You have no purpose (other than what you make yourself) and when you die you are gone- most humans are too arrogant to accept this.

    1. pisean282311 profile image61
      pisean282311posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      gud point

  7. WookieWonderfuls profile image61
    WookieWonderfulsposted 6 years ago

    What a great question smile totally different to the usual 'why do people hate christians' type questions.

    think there has been a few great comments already but i myself don't know. I'm not religious...

 
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