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Man is the subject of all major religions. Why?

Certainly man is unique. But so are any other creature in their own way. Are we blindsided by our domination of nature or are humans really the culmination of creation?

Is there merit to the belief that the universe was created for man? After all almost everyone acts like it is.

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    Mar 5 2013: Is there merit to the belief that humans invented religion in part to help explain the universe.
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      Mar 5 2013: Yes Obey, I believe that theory does indeed have merit:>)
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        Mar 6 2013: Thanks Colleen. It's funny how a lot of claims make more sense if you examine the starting premises and turn them around.

        Seems just as likely man made god concepts in his image rather than the other way around. I note more evidence for human existence than any particular god.
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          Mar 7 2013: Obey,
          It's funny, interesting, educational, insightful, etc., when certain claims are examined AT ALL....beginning with any premise.....yes? I also observe more evidence for human existence than any particular god, and I perceive evidence that humans are sometimes "blindsided by our domination of nature", as Brian suggests in the introduction to this discussion.

          I observe an incredible balance in nature, and it often appears that human attempt to dominate nature simply causes challenges for the overall balance. I think/feel it would benefit humankind, if we recognize the importance of the interconnectedness of the whole, rather than behaving as if the universe was created just for humans. I believe the universe evolves more efficiently when it is in balance:>)
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      Mar 9 2013: Can you see in the absence of light?

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