“In the beginning…” there wasn’t religion.
And then later…there was.
If we go back far enough we’re likely to find that religion developed out of the necessity to develop a system of socialization which would serve to sustain human life.
As certain facts emerged, eating a particular food had unpleasant results—cramps, blindness, death—it became apparent that a list of don’ts would enhance chances of survival.
“Don’t!” however, very often results in “Why not?” and “Because” seldom is sufficient; “Because I said so” is often even less sufficient. Further, too often the reason why isn’t grasped at all by the person who wants to impose the don’t.
What to do? What to do?
Problem solved if an aura of mystery is added to the mix.
“A voice told me.”
It’s time to re-think what that voice actually told “me.”