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    Why are only humans practicing religion?

    Why are no animals religious? And if there are aliens out there, could they be religious? Is it only a human thing to be religious?




    I wonder how people would react if aliens came to convert us into their faith or if animals started to worship something.
     
         
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    Re: Why are only humans practicing religion?

    Animals don't practice religion because they don't have the fear of having no purpose after death which is kind of the main reason religion was created by humans not just to control people but to make people believe there's another life after death. Many people follow religion because they can't face the fact that there may be nothing after death

    Pets purpose is to love and be loved by us not to love and obey word written by men thousands of years ago.
     
         

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    Re: Why are only humans practicing religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by A M View Post
    Animals don't practice religion because they don't have the fear of having no purpose after death which is kind of the main reason religion was created by humans not just to control people but to make people believe there's another life after death.

    Pets purpose is to love and be loved by us not to love obey word written by men thousands of years ago.
    Doesn't it seem cruel to have a purpose that is to serve another species?
    And are you sure that's how religion was created? Fear of death without purpose? And that animals don't fear death without purpose?
     
         

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    Re: Why are only humans practicing religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by sdkljfsdjnsjnoids View Post
    Doesn't it seem cruel to have a purpose that is to serve another species?
    And are you sure that's how religion was created? Fear of death without purpose? And that animals don't fear death without purpose?
    Cruel to serve us? I dunno how you see it. But I have a dog and she doesn't 'serve me' it's more like a bond companionship so not cruel..
    I don't think dogs or any sort of pet or any other animal for that matter thinks about life after death or religion lmao.


    That's a reason for why people follow religion, sorry not sure if it's exactly one reason why it was created but many people follow religion because we all want a purpose in life and I'd assume most want a purpose after death and religion offers the idea of that proposal.
     
         

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    Re: Why are only humans practicing religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by sdkljfsdjnsjnoids View Post
    Doesn't it seem cruel to have a purpose that is to serve another species?
    And are you sure that's how religion was created? Fear of death without purpose? And that animals don't fear death without purpose?
    Yes, religion was basically centered around that concept.

    Humans above all fear death. Anyone old enough has thought of it
     
         

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scythe of Death View Post
    Yes, religion was basically centered around that concept.

    Humans above all fear death. Anyone old enough has thought of it
    I don't fear death that much, death is painless.

    I wonder how people would react if aliens came to convert us into their faith or if animals started to worship something.
     
         
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    Re: Why are only humans practicing religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by sdkljfsdjnsjnoids View Post
    I don't fear death that much, death is painless.
    if youre lucky
     
         

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    Re: Why are only humans practicing religion?

    Why aren't creatures with a lower level of brain functioning than humans not doing activities that require human levels of brain functioning? Who the **** knows
     
         

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    Re: Why are only humans practicing religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Riker View Post
    Why aren't creatures with a lower level of brain functioning than humans not doing activities that require human levels of brain functioning? Who the **** knows
    If other animals than humans would evolve over a long period of time to become sort of like our ancestors would they also grow into spiritual beings?
     
         

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    Re: Why are only humans practicing religion?

    Ever heard of a Praying Mantis?
     
         

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scythe of Death View Post
    Ever heard of a Praying Mantis?
    Nope.

    Quote Originally Posted by A M View Post
    Cruel to serve us? I dunno how you see it. But I have a dog and she doesn't 'serve me' it's more like a bond companionship so not cruel..
    I don't think dogs or any sort of pet or any other animal for that matter thinks about life after death or religion lmao.


    That's a reason for why people follow religion, sorry not sure if it's exactly one reason why it was created but many people follow religion because we all want a purpose in life and I'd assume most want a purpose after death and religion offers the idea of that proposal.
    Maybe one day in the future they will.
     
         
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    Re: Why are only humans practicing religion?

    Because of pre-frontal cortex?
     
         

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    Re: Why are only humans practicing religion?

    Can't you read the writings on the wall?
     
         

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    Re: Why are only humans practicing religion?

    Because animals don't need religion to brutally murder each other, they do it for practical reasons.
     
         

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    Re: Why are only humans practicing religion?

    Good question, because religion is something so asinine you'd think it'd only be practiced by animals of a low level of intelligence who make the dumbest human look like Einstein.
     
         
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    Re: Why are only humans practicing religion?

    That's like asking why are humans the only ones that practice science or literally anything that requires human-level intellect lmao This thread is retarded.
     
         
    Last edited by Yanks; 01-08-2017 at 11:18 PM. Reason: Yeah, don't edit my post Caliburn

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    Re: Why are only humans practicing religion?

    We dont know unless we understand them

    and this,

    Quote Originally Posted by Scythe of Death View Post
    Ever heard of a Praying Mantis?
     
         

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    Re: Why are only humans practicing religion?

    Same reason why they don't do any other complex thing we do: "Not smart enough"
     
         

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    Re: Why are only humans practicing religion?

    there are mice out there that can share brainwaves to group problem-solve without communicating. dont underestimate animals
     
         

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    Re: Why are only humans practicing religion?

    Because humans are stupid. They are the most intelligent creatures on this planet but waste their time on religion and fighting over it.
     
         

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