Fear, the Origin of Religion – Part One
Quote: 1651- Thomas Hobbs in The Story of Philosophy. " Fear of things invisible is the natural seed of that which everyone in himself calleth religion."
Sept 23rd, 1963. The Los Angeles Times-The Week Magazine-- From the book: The Art of Imagination from the ‘The Art of Living’ authored by William A. Peterson: “Imagination,” said . . .
FEAR — Origin of Religion — Continued
A ruler's dream! If one could gain control of the developing creed; place into use the rules that would be most helpful to the ruler; justify it for being mandatory because God said so; use personal leadership and charisma to train and imbue the most trusted adjutants in the same belief; a tranquil status quo could be maintained; and then, because of resulting peace, 'it would be possible t . . .