It's been a while since my last post. Too many pressing tasks got in the way.
It's now several months since I started taking a more in depth look at religious motivation. I had hoped to discover something that went some way to explaining why people still cling to religion in advanced democracies. I have to admit to still being none the wiser. It still seems to me that people embrace religion as a coping strategy, and as a way to feel a sense of community and purpose. In this respect it is useful and helpful, but surely the cost in human misery as a result of the misuse of religious belief to oppress people is not worth it.
I hope that one day humans advance to the point that they can live without religion, and instead understand the World in which they live for what it is, not for what legends imply it could be.
I remain amazed that intelligent humans can be so wilfully blind to physical reality.