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Fear, the Origin of Religion – Part One

David Meakes May 16, 2018

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

David Meakes May 23, 2018

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 . . .

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    David Meakes is a Canadian-born World War II veteran. He is ninety-five years old and a retired podiatris... read more

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