[ExI] psychology

SR Ballard sen.otaku at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 22:47:01 UTC 2020

What if it’s contributed to by the need to coalesce behind a leader? What if “religion” is just an extension of our drive to be in groups and follow leaders? To be a member of a tribe.

For example, many religions feature a high degree on interior cooperation, and sharing of resources. Religious observation is a mechanism to remove free riders and dissent, and integrate multiple Kim groups under a central leader. Being the Patriarch of a family is not enough if you’re trying to rule over 2+ families. 

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