Beliefs about all-knowing gods fosters co-operation

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xenoview's picture
Beliefs about all-knowing gods fosters co-operation

Beliefs about all-knowing, punishing gods -- a defining feature of religions ranging from Christianity to Hinduism -- may have played a key role in expanding co-operation among far-flung peoples and led to the development of modern-day states.

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MCDennis's picture
okay... and assuming this is

okay... and assuming this is correct, so what?

chimp3's picture
Very possible. Religion was

Very possible. Religion was our first attempt at science, philosophy, morality. Our first attempt at things are usually our worse. We have grown up some since the bronze age, I think.

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