How and why did religion evolve?
Humanity’s most puzzling behaviour has deep roots in our evolutionary past
today we have another stellar piece by
. It’s a deep dive into the evolution of religion and the changes that made spiritual feelings and behaviour possible. So much of interest here - a #longreads to savour
"primary emotions: aggression, fear, sadness, & happiness. … the combination of happiness & anger generates vengeance, while jealousy is the result of combining anger & fear. Awe … is the combination of fear and happiness"
This is an amazing article about the origins of religion. Rich, learned, humane — but profoundly wrong. If you start from the idea that Christianity is the telos you will always misconstrue and misconceive.