By some forty to fifty or so years ago the prevailing enlightened public opinion seems to presume such links to be rooted in the fear of the unknown. But the rapid advancement of knowledge about the universe and how life evolved on this planet have given rise to better researched views and theories of why mankind and his societies have this need to make some connection with the paranormal in the conduct of their lives.
Cognitive Abilities And Linguistic Skills.
Further more the Religious text attributed to this same monotheistic deity in its last records by the last of its twelve designated Apostles charged that from that time forward a great 'harlot' church (a church that makes a pretense of serving its monotheistic deity and calling itself by the religion's name) would have deceived the whole world into believing that it is the true church of this monotheistic deity. But that is not all, this same Religious records also charged that his great false church will be persecuting and murdering the true disciples of this monotheistic deity for a period of over one thousand two hundred and sixty years, so much so that these faithful disciples of the deity will have to flee to remote places of the planet out of her murderous reach. And even as for a time after those years her murderous rampages will be curtailed yet at time of this religion call the Time Of The End, this great false church will again with her reemerged partner of murderous oppression be again hunting down murdering the disciples of this deity.
So here we have a Religion that was supposedly invented by someone or a tribe of people from a long time ago which was then recorded in great detail. Then subsequent generations of this supposed tribe of people continue to add on to the record of this Religion over a period of many hundred years all of which consistently recorded the similar beliefs and doctrines. Yet throughout the generations of this tribe of people, nearly all of them never really belief in the records of their Religion preferring to embrace and follow the religions of the other nations around them. Then this tribe of people were divided and all were finally removed from the land where they had their divided nations. But despite their nation ceasing to exist, part of this tribe refused to give up their recorded Religion while at same time they still persist to refuse to believe them (the records).
But that is not all, some two thousand years ago a new LEADER of this religion came to the remnant part of this tribe of people who claimed that they were waiting for this LEADER to come. The nation of this tribe by that time had become the vassal to another nation. However similar to all the leaders that came to them previously, they refused to believe HIM even though they claimed to be eagerly waiting for HIS arrival. But not only did they refuse to believe HIM just like they refused to believe the records of their religion as well as all their previous leaders (i.e. prophets). They schemed and plotted against HIM and finally succeeded to have him murdered just like their did with many of the previous leaders of their religion who came before.
While a very small number of this remnant tribe believed him and became his follower, strangely a large number people of other religions also believed him and embraced this Religion. But even more strange most of the other people of other tribes and religions who claimed they believed this Religion and embraced to it to call themselves its followers (i.e. disciples), they just like the original tribe of people of this Religion did not believe most of the things this LEADER, whom they claimed is their God, taught and similarly refused to believe the Religion of this LEADER but pretended to do so. The question you would ask of course, if you are not totally stupid, would be why would people claim to believe a religion and yet refuse to believe it (what it recorded) but pretended to believe it?
But it got even stranger than that. Many hundred of years after this LEADER had died, another man came along and claimed that he was THE leader (i.e. the ultimate prophet) of this Religion but rejected everything that was recorded before by the all the numerous previous leaders (i.e. prophets) of this Religion. This man then recorded his own version of this Religion of which he claimed himself to be THE ultimate prophet and totally changed everything that was recorded since the beginning of this Religion effective creating a new religion which he claimed is the real original.
So the question all these amazingly brilliant scientists should be asking and trying to answer is, 'how does the development of cognitive sense in human lead to the inference and invention of a religion which billions of people today claimed to believe in yet refused to believed anything that was recorded as its deity inspired scriptures which they consider to be the very holy words of their deity?'
Investigations and Postulations From Primitive Communities Past and Present.
Power Rules And Absolute Power Rules Absolutely.
As is in the kingdom of animals so also is in the society of man, power rules and absolute power rules absolutely. The projection of power in animals especially in social communities dominated by a single alpha animal is usually by virtue of vitality, size and brute force commonly expressed through repression. As with all cases of dominances, elements of fear are commonly part of the equation in the power dynamics of communal societies. This primary mechanics of individual and group dominance is true to a certain degree in the society of man but due to the complexity of the communal environment where the individual members are ‘intelligent’ there are many secondary social forces that in certain situations exert a greater influence than just pure individual power expression or even collective group dominance through political and other alliances. Once the dynamics of communal groups are in play the individual’s ability or even a group of individuals’ ability to dominate through the yielding of raw physical power is considerably mitigated and eroded by several factors.
These are the combination factors, the main of which is that numbers count, more are stronger than less. A second main factor in this combination is that no two individual are ever in complete agreement such that alliances and allegiances are fluidal. In such situation the ability to master the politics of alliances and allegiances becomes a main key to power dominance.
Other factors include: the possession and the dexterity in the yielding of physical and psychological instruments of power; and the skill at manipulating the social norms.
In small tribal primitive communities the mechanics of power is much more simplified then that where the communities are large. The larger and more widely disperse the members and units of the social communities, the greater the variation in the elements of communal norms. This is not to say that the fundamental schematics of power have changed but only the degree of influence that each element has are more volatile.
No matter how the mechanics of power is derived it would appear that the fear factor is the main weapon that is wielded by those who rule, such that harm or destruction to those who do not yield is the main threat to coerce submission. That it would seem is the reason why from primitive tribal communities to early human civilization even until this modern day of enlightenment, the social norm of mankind is still closely tied to their religious beliefs in the paranormal, of the need for some appeasement to entice the Spiritual realm to confer well being and prosperity. From this it might be concluded that fear is the main force that rules over the society of man.
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