posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 11:52 AM
reply to post by LesMisanthrope
I think you're overlooking social protocol. If you ask someone, "Why is this social protocol considered a social protocl? How did it become
important in social interaction?"
How often will you get a religious answer? How long will they reference the Bible, whether it was part of their upbringing or it's a psychological
association or it just expresses a theme that they feel comfortable with?
Religion has become a major platform on which social protocol is based. I would say at least 60% of social protocol is influenced to some extent by
religious policy. Sexism, racism, phobias, intellectual flexibility, spiritual dependence (or independence), self-esteem, and emotional security. All
of these things are heavily influenced by social protocols with a religious bent to them.