The reason for religion. The musings of an antitheist.

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For tens of thousands of years men and women have pondered the mysteries of life and the universe.

Their minds are set with two certainties:

a. There is a purpose and reason for everything

b. There has to be an end and a beginning

The intelligence we evolved has created our success as a species. This comes from our ability to discover the patterns of the seasons and the predictability of prey, predator and plants.

This ability to solve problems and recognise patterns is hard-wired into our brains.

These two certainties have become extrapolated out into science and religion.

Over tens of thousands of years we have created religions to first explain the sun, moon, life and death – the harbingers of the seasons.

Out of these procrastinations we invented paradise and after-lives. We created gods of Sun and Moon, then of rock, tree and water, then of esoteric ghostliness. We worshipped and placated them so that they saved us from terrible fates and were benevolent. They grew evermore elaborate and metamorphosised to incorporate knowledge as our scientific understanding grew.

But I say that those two certainties have no basis. There is no beginning or end. There is no purpose or reason. These are products of the human mind and our way of thinking. There are no paradises, after-lives, ghosts, spirits, souls, purposes. All is a product of illusion and psychology coupled with cultural indoctrination.

All we have is one short life in a wondrous universe, a universe that happened – nothing more and nothing less.

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