Is man, by nature, a worshipping animal?
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Likewise. In my own philosophy, man has a basic understanding of right and wrong, commonly refered to as a conscience. Many religions are based off of a moral standard. These ideals follow the pattern that if you do good by your morals, you will be rewarded. To be rewarded, there is hope that one will be there to reward you. The worshipping aspect is ment to appease the rewarder, which all trails back to a man's natural conscience.
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In conclusion, man has been, and evolved to be a worshipping animal, through his own psychological limitations and characteristics.
Never mind that, I didn't want to debate about Gods existence. But it is true that all through history the man (Homo Sapiens) believed into religions and collective beliefs.
Well, compared to other species, we"re the only species that can be fully aware of the situation here. Animals for instance work by experience and instincts. But even the Neanderthals and other species of the genus Homo, have shown to share some beliefs.
Why religion? Religion got created when people didn't knew anything, there was no science. Because the man (H. Sapiens) is able to think logically, people had to somehow explain how the environment works. We still"ve got a need to explain how something works, its being done with science. But in the past researching wasn't really usual. And beliefs got created. People fought that if they"ll pray that they"ll get rewarded. Its logical, isn't it? Believing was spreading because the man is a social species. We"re one of the some lucky species, that teach their children. And tribes have spread their beliefs and woalah you"ve got a culture and a religion. Just like today, the damn argumentum ad pupulum had a lot of work.
Nowhere in the genetics believing got introduced to our species. Its only plain imagination that explains how the environment works. Basically religion is man made and not natural.
By nature we"re a thinking animal, but religion is a wrong perception of nature, spread by public because we"re a social animal.
If the man would be an always believing species. Than this would be visible in the genetics and the neuropsychology. And religion would be a sort of an instinct. But its not.
Thanks, for the little debate.
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