Religion may have evolved because of its ability to help people exercise self-control

http://www.physorg.com/news149861062.html

Self-control is certainly evident in the buddhist monk or hindu guru. It is not impossible that it is a primary element of many religious people. But what we see doesn’t fit that model anywhere near as well as the alternative explanation for the evolution of Religion, where the veneer of self control was always an excuse for Social Control.

The plain fact is that religion makes people more submissive, more sheeplike; easier for Authoritarians to control

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About Harry Stottle
Refugee from the Stumbleupon Blogicide of October 2011 Here you will find my "kneejerk" responses to the world and what I happen to bump into. For my more detailed considerations and proposals, please visit my website or my previous main blogging site.

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