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Joseph Thomas

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Why did human beings evolve out such that it always wants something or someone to pray to?

Do animals pray? Haven't heard of that .. Why did our mind evolve out such that it needs someone or something to pray to? Is the highly developed human intellect pushing itself to kneel down before someone ?. After all, we know it is this intellect that makes us different from animals.
Why do we feel the need to have an extra something to hold on to ? to get comforted from ?. Why did we evolve like that and not the other species?

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  • Oct 20 2013: I think you asked the question - WHY? If your are not able to accept there may be no answer currently, then you start creating causes. Think of someone back in the middle ages when it snowed during summer and killed crops.

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