I’m starting to think religion persists because Americans desperately lack community and interpersonal relationships but deeply desire them. America has a bizzare individualism built Into it’s fabric which I don’t think is natural to the human condition. We are social animals and when we’re told all failures and misfortunes are personal failings and should be dealt with as such; I think it leaves the doorway open to a cacophony of psychological downsides and mental illnesses. We’re expected to be machines of individual glory or failure when we’re wired to be sociable and tribal. I think the end result is we’ll take whatever community we can find. Conspiracy theorists, criminals, extremists and largely religious.
This is an extreme generality on every front in itself. It only has some truth to it.
You think ONLY America has individualism built into it's fabric? If that's true, which I don't think it is, capitalism and competition are probably big factors in it. Capitalism isn't just American. Fighting over differences isn't just American. And on and on.
I think it's very human to have individualism built into our being. It's also very human to work with others.
Where is the group of people who also make up a community of seeking fact and/or truth? What about the person who questions 1 or 2 official stories and doesn't think that most of the other theories have validity, and are automatically labeled "conspiracy theorists"? Are they yearning to be accepted by a certain community?
So let me ask you what is you knowledge about history? I need to know where you are at in your conscious perception of reality, I mean you are putting these ideas out there, but how much do you really know about History and the Evolution there of? You seem to think that these cultures were created as a byproduct of some existential dichotomy. I do not believe that you truly understand history. I do not think that you understand how mass manipulation of cognitive processes as affected the social consciousness. I do not think you know or understand the human condition. Any person well versed in Philosophy has this understanding that I speak. Any person well versed in Psychology also has this understanding that I speak of. Any person versed in Sociology has this understanding that I speak of.
To have an open mind is a rare quality for a human to possess. To have an open mind and to not have an understanding of correlative sequences or existential paradigms, is a somewhat waste of spoken breath.
Oh, and that is not persists.