Another attempt to find a purpose for religion as a concept. While it is true that most attributes that remain with a species long term confer an "evolutionary" advantage, the truth is that detrimental characteristics get passed on as well, as long as the organism survives them and nothing better comes along. Still, this was an interesting read.
It might help us to understand why we are as we are and how we have survived over the many years. It's hard for me to buy into everything.
On another site I have many disagreeing with me because they all think they can be "spiritual" and that they even have a right to be so. They want to give me examples that pre-date Christianity. I don't buy it. Fertility rituals, sunsets and sun worship, Wicca, et al, cannot be viewed as modern spirituality. Without Christianity you do not even have the word "spiritual." It's because of this usage that being "spiritual" can be just about anything that you want it to be.
As a definition of the word, the first is about the best. "Relating to or affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to physical or material things." This tells me it is woo. Being "spiritual" is another made up thing that you simply can never prove. In other words, it's nonsense.