Over the past few decades there has been a move away from religion. The mindset seems to be, who needs religion when we have science?
Science does not unify people under a common idea, science does not teach a code of morals and values. How many atheist charities are there compared to religion based charities? When a family needs assistance, does the local atheist take up donations?
Where would society be today if religion never existed? I figure we would still be in the iron age, or about 20% behind where we are today.
100,000 – 8,000 years ago
Something happened around 6,000 or 8,000 years ago that made mankind stop roaming the countryside looking for food. What made mankind set down the seeds of civilization? We raised livestock, we planted gardens, we formed communities, we formed nations, we formed governments. Why did it take humanity over 100,000 years to go from hunter gathers, to building nations?
Why was mankind on the planet for 100,000 years, then all of a sudden there was a growth on society in the past 6,000 years? What about the other 94,000 years? What happened for society not to develop?
Why did humanity all of a sudden develop over the past 4,000 – 8,000 years?
Why didn’t we have cities and government 50,000 years ago?
What changed between 100,000 years ago, and 6,000 years ago?
Our modern human civilization began when we moved from a hunter / gatherer, to a farmer / gardener.