Discussion by: petermead1
I've been wondering something lately. Out of the many different ideas that have been brought forth into existence by the human mind, why has the concept of God not only survived, but thrived exceedingly? It is true, after all, that this belief has permeated human civilization like a plague. Innumerable gods have been created (and died) by many cultures throughout the span of history. Even today, some version of this idea still holds its sway over the vast majority of the world's population. From a psychological point of view, what makes this "God Hypothesis" so incredibly powerful and infectious? People are willing to structure their entire lives around what they believe their god(s) wants and does not want. Some are even willing to die or to kill others for their belief, if necessary. They do all of this without questioning. I find it difficult to think of a more potent or dangerous force in the world. Can you?