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Originally posted by Xeven
This is not going to be what you thought! I am curious if belief in god is preventing humanity from doing the things we need to do to continue our existence.
Intelligence if not life itself will likely be very rare in the universe. After all only one species on earth has evolved intelligence to the same level as humans.
c(A) => e(B) => a(C):
c(A) or Concept A: What is believed (whether in God, or shoes).
e(B) or Experience B: Concepts and experiences, which are gained by interpreting the world in the context of c[A].
a(C) or Action C: a range possible actions, based on interpretations of c(A) that agree with e(B).
The more complex c(A) is, the more available actions in a(C). A religion that lasts for over a thousand years can become complex, and therefore justify anything -- even the sins it decries. But that doesn't make all religions objectively bad.