[ExI] Why religion at all?

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Sun Jun 6 11:06:21 UTC 2010

On 4 June 2010 04:43, Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:
> The capacity to be sucked into a religion is a widespread human
> behavioral trait.

I suspect "religion", in its vaguest and broadest sense, including
several purely secular beliefs (e.g., the "religion of science") to be
a fundamental  trait of out etology - and a rather neutral one, for
that matter.

On the other hand, this does not prevent me in the least from opposing
a number of actual, very specific, religions the peculiar tenets of
which I abhor. The so-called "religions of the Book" in the first
place. Their replacement with something else would not affect the
possible human need for "religion" any more than their past success

Stefano Vaj

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