Share 'Evolved mechanisms that facilitate religious belief'
Fact: emotions come from (or simply are) evolved instincts, which facilitate fitness.
Fact: religious experience involves powerful emotion.
Question: what fitness drives do religious experiences promise to satisfy? Long life (eternal in fact)? Lack of material need? Subordination to a benevolent, all-powerful alpha-male? Protection from all danger? Revenge on those who threaten you, or exploit y…
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