Evolution of Religion

Many sociologists have long attempted to push through the secularization hypothesis – religions were to disappear as a function of modernization. According to the basic, universal psychological features we all hold, it appears that in some sort of form, religions are here to stay. Where would we as humans be without the rituals and traditions of religions? Even though they may come in different forms, it seems very unlikely that we will stop praising (a) god. Perhaps it will be a Buddha within, perhaps it will be Allah, but the basic cognitive structures and needs – they will remain what they are.


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