Religion is an almost universal institution in human society

The most of the comments made above are based on Christianity. I also used to be a born christian. And I married to a Buddhist man since we are from Asia. I started to find more about Buddhism, Christianity and other main religions in the world like Islam and Hinduism. One thing I realized was, people are trying to survive all of their life time. By doing so, they need to have a source to face the uncertainty of their day today activities and also uncertainty of the life and uncertainty of the life after death. Accordingly religion is a by product of fear. (That is why where there are better economic and health conditions, eople tend to be less religious) More over, as almost everyone mentioned, above, to have self control and not to harm others or to your own self.(Coz humans are animals and they have the genes of apes). So basically, no one needs religions if they are mature enough to understand what the purpose of the life.

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Very interesting piece! Religion is always a topic to draw attention and the approach they are taking at Queen’s is quite different view point. I am intrigued. My only question about the experiment is how can they prove that self control is the purpose for creating religion and not just a bi-product? I do indeed think it is plausible when I think of those who are peaceful, calm and conscious of others, but I also see religion being used to control which could be another possible reason for its creation (among others).

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But that’s just one idea. There are many others—or make up your own. But they are all just theories. None has been empirically tested. A team of psychological scientists at Queen’s University, Ontario, is now offering a novel idea about the origin of religion, and what’s more they’re delivering some preliminary scientific evidence to support their reasoning. Researcher Kevin Rounding and his colleagues are arguing that the primary purpose of religious belief is to enhance the basic cognitive process of self-control, which in turn promotes any number of valuable social behaviors.

08/03/2015 · I thought I would take some time to look at some of the "classic" New Atheist essays where they assert the incompatibility of science and religion
Mar 08, 2015 · I thought I would take some time to look at some of the "classic" New Atheist essays where they assert the incompatibility of science and religion

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What complicates the solution, however, is the fact that whilemost people readily agree on what is meant by "science," theyare likely to differ on the meaning of "religion." As to science, we may well define it for our purpose as "methodicalthinking directed toward finding regulative connections between our sensualexperiences." Science, in the immediate, produces knowledge and, indirectly,means of action.

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