Why we need God?
Actual serious question. If there is a thread already about this, point it out to me please.
No bible talk please, too many words wasted on something that is so easy to debunk already. I mean why is the concept of God so prevalent in human nature? I would guess no other animals, even the ones who can communicate to some degree, have gods the way we do, so does that mean it is a verbal thing? A verbal meme?
I would have liked to ask this in the Redemption thread, but I think he's been scared off.
Children need the guidance of parents, maybe there are some non enlightened adults who need that kind of parenting?
I would like atheists to consider that this God inspiration thing might be necessary in some. I consider the atheist to be a mature self contained perspective, but what about those that don't have the facilities? What would you recommend to replace the damaging religions and gullible sheep?
I don't think it is enough to simply say, stop believing. Some truly aren't able to be accountable for themselves. What can they replace this "parentage" with, if they do not have the proper intellect or self awareness to be responsible?
As RRS people, I think it is incumbant on us to try and find an alternative. Personally, I tried going to a Buddhist temple for meditation and learning, but I found it a bit too deistic.
Anyway, just random thoughts.