When we finally woke up and saw that
there was no such a thing as a god, why did we not just call ourselves atheists?
Because some felt that something was needed to fill the void. What void? Well, many still bought the idea that religion had been holding civilization together, after all, religion has always took credit for all good things and especially our moral standards
But things are not always what they seem-here is an example:
ake Western culture’s pride in the discoveries of Galileo. Can religion take credit for Galileo’s great achievement? Not too likely-The Pope made it clear that his tootsies would burn to a crisp if he did not recant
So who can take credit then? Why, Sapiens could. This species’ insatiable curiosity to observe and evaluate everything in its sight made it most likely that one of its members would make this discovery..
Similarly, this species tends toward cooperating and negotiating, have enough intelligence to see that there are consequences to pay if they step out of line.
So it seems to me it has been our genetic nature -not religion–that has had this civilizing effect on our culture —
As I once said, If you are banging your head against the wall to get rid of that headache, just stop and it will go away and so will religion, just let it go.