Religion and magic

Religion and magic

Post by His Highness the Wise TibetanMonkey, Most Humble Philosophe » Mon, 08 Apr 2013 01:52:15


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> On Fri, 05 Apr 2013 14:12:44 -0700, His Highness the Wise TibetanMonkey,


> > I love those shows and I will enjoy one right now. Just didn't know they
> > were free and available on YouTube. Why religion has lost that sense of
> > mystery and just sounds like a repetitive humbug?

> I think electric lighting has been a major cause. Humans just don't think
> the same way in the dark.

Darkness and... the fire! That's where our collective imagination came
from. We would gather and tell stories about hunting and fishing,
every time exaggerating the size of the catch, just to impress the
women. Many of those animals were spirits as well, so the magic came
handy.

And then came the stories about "god" and they saw how they could rule
over the women and other tribes. They became the "chosen people" and
wrote a lot of stuff now we know as the "Bible."

Anyway I hate electric lighting myself.

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