Religion a parsitic idea?

I got a great book for xmas “Religion explained” by cognitive anthropologist Pascal Boyer. Basically he stipulates how religion is a parasitic byproduct of our natural instincts.

It is created, lives breads and multiplies in human brains, basically a thought or idea that has turned parasitic that overrides reason in veak minded individuals that manage to convince themselves that the parasitic idea is reality and everything else is not.

I cant wait to read this book i will post a review as soon as i am back from my holliday trip.

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4 Responses to Religion a parsitic idea?

  1. John Oberson says:

    Escapedmentalpaient, please spell check before you post a thread. You claim all these other people are “fools”. You attack and throw stones, yet your grammar, or lack there of, presents you as the fool.

  2. Muzolf says:

    A freind of mine shared a link with me recently. While i know she has a twisted humor, i wasnt prepared for what i was about to see.

    Still since the content itself is relevant i will post the link here. Now keep im mind its supposed to be a joke, if a sick one. Please no “not all catholic priests are perverted child molesters” responses.

    http://www.apocalypsecartoons.com/fathertucker/ep2/ep2.html

  3. this book is fasinating it goes into the instincts and mindfunctions that allow superstition like religion to exist in the human mind i will post a full review once i have read through it.

  4. Muzolf says:

    You should have posted after you read the book. Anyway i am sure i could have a good guess as what is standing in there, and i have wery good picture of how religion came to be ( Ok, its rather an educated guess, mixed with findings of historians and anthropologists. ) and why it actually exists.
    Its far more complicated as simply being a mind virus.

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