Pages Tagged with #causes_of_religion

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What Causes Religion and Superstitions?

Human Truth Foundation pages (32):

Why Are There So Many Religious People? Parents, Local Culture and Inertia, in the following sections:

The Causes of Religion: National Under-Development and Poor Social Stability, in the following sections:

Simple Answers in a Complex and Uncertain World: What Causes Religion?, in the following sections:

Religion as the Result of Human Mythmaking, in the following sections:

Why do People Join New Religious Movements?, in the following sections:

Social Identity as a Propagator of Religion, in the following sections:

Counter-Cultural and Alternative New Religious Movements, in the following sections:

Causes of Belief in the Afterlife and Differences Across Religions and Cultures, in the following sections:

Shamanism, in the following sections:

Why Did Some People in the Bible Live So Long?, in the following sections:

Theological Problems with Heaven, Paradise and Nirvana: 1. The Attraction of Heaven and the Afterlife (Why Believe?)

Time to Move On: Religion Has Cost Too Much: 3.5. The God of the Gaps

Errors in Thinking: Cognitive Errors, Wishful Thinking and Sacred Truths: 3.1. Story Telling and Second-Hand Information

The God of the Gaps

God's Methods of Communication: Universal Truth Versus Hebrew and Arabic: 1. Oral Transmission

Mass Belief and the False Consensus Effect: Everyone Believes It So It Must Be True!: 3.4. Religion

The New Age: 1.3. The Causes of the Rise of the New Age and other NRMs

Animism: 1. Hyperactive Agent Detection Device (the Psychology of Religion and Superstition)

Modern Paganism (Neopaganism): 4. The Causes of Modern Paganism and other NRMs

Modern Druids (Neo-Druidism / Neo-Druidry): 4. The Causes Behind the Rise of Modern Druidry and other NRMs

Secularisation Theory: Will Modern Society Reject Religion? What is Secularism?: 5. The Defiers of Secularisation

Happiness and Religion: Does Belief Make You Happy Or Does Unhappiness Make You Believe?: 1.4. What Causes Underdeveloped Countries to be More Religious and Less Happy?

Pareidolia - Seeing False Patterns in Random Data: Faces in Toast, Bible Codes and Conspiracy Theories: 4. Hyperactive Agent Detection Device (HADD)

Religion and the Fear of Death

Surviving Death and the Meaning of Life: 3. Religion

Human Story Telling: The Poor Accuracy of Oral Transmission

Religious Extremism: 2.1. Reactions to Multiculturalism

Political Power Struggles and Identity Reinforcement: Why are People Religious?

Hyperactive Agent Detection Device (the Psychology of Religion and Superstition)

The Argument that Everything Needs a Creator, Therefore God Exists as the First Cause: 1. The Appeal of First Cause Arguments for God

Life Expectancy and Longevity: 6. Sociological Data on Life Expectancy Versus Religion

Wicca - The Rise of a Western Mystery Religion Based on Witchcraft: 2.3. The Causes Behind the Rise of Wicca and other NRMs

Not from the Human Truth Foundation, but still relevant (1):

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