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Thread #157421 Message #3717729
Posted By: GUEST
20-Jun-15 - 09:08 AM
Thread Name: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
Unquestioning faith is the essence of religion. It is when religion is analysed from a philosphical viewpoint, but many followers of religion are content to take a "you believe in your god(s) and I will believe in mine" approach when interactting with people from other religions. Faith is often not a big deal until challenged.
Religions are something that happen in human groups and some of the things they take account may well be inherited - a tendency for humans to like ritual, to see agency in inaminate objects, to feel 'spooked' in the dark or at other times of restricted sensory input about potential threats, to think about the future (e.g. what happens when I am dead ?), to feel more comfortable with 'people like me' than strangers.
Every child is born innocent with a biologically programmed curiosity to know and understand the reality in which they've found themselves by the accident of birth.. Yes, and repeatedly this has resulted in religion.
Religion happens. It may happen for evolutionary reasons. Saying it is idiocy won't make everyone stop doing it. Some will becomes followers of the Jedi code or whatever. Or not be able to cope with anything more complicated than a creation story from a book.
The discussion started over the issue of those people becoming judges in powerful nations with armed forces tasked with defending them like savage beasts.