Drivers for Religious/Superstitious Behavior…..

Religious belief/behavior is a manifestation of a person’s ignorance intermingled with their anxiety/fear or greedy wishful thinking…(give me more stuff god…more than I need…more than the desperately poor…so I can rub it in their faces…as proof god favors me…!)

Giving thanks to a (non-existent) deity, is simply a superstitious/futile device…to stave of a deities perceived displeasure…a desperate hope that you would not be next in its sights, like those unfortunate (often religious!) sufferers you see on the news every night…

A fundamental driver of religious belief…is the concern for one’s impending disease and demise…and future non-existence throughout the remainder of all eternity…

Let’s break it down…

minimal risk / minimal fear: eg going for a hair cut…

Why? You’re awake, conscious, monitoring every step, mirrors everywhere…

Result: minimal reach out to a (non-existent) deity…prayer, praise, feign thankfulness to appease deity, offer sacrifices/cash to a religious group…for deity to supervise proceedings…

moderate risk / moderate fear: eg eating food…(also air travel, etc)

Why? Food poisoning, bacteria/germs/malicious/accidental ingestion of the wrong types of mushrooms etc

Result: current food safety practices mean simply a token reach out to a (non-existent) deity is performed…prayer,
praise, feign thankfulness to appease deity, offer sacrifices…for a deity
to supervise proceedings…(”For what we are about to receive…”
half-hearted

superstitious mantra…)

heightened risk / heightened fear: eg you or your child going in for surgery…

Why?  Not awake, unconscious, general anesthetic, not monitoring every step, threat of human errors, unexpected allergic reactions to anesthetics, success rates less than 100%, etc…

Result: more anxious reach out to a (non-existent) deity…earnest prayer,
praise, feign thankfulness to appease deity, offer sacrifices
/cash to a religious group…for a deity
to supervise proceedings…

extreme risk / extreme fear: terminal illness/incurable disease/imminent and impending danger…

Why?  outlook grim…standing at the great abyss…

Result: extreme anxiety…desperately reaching out to a (non-existent) deity…much prayer,
desperate praise and thankfulness to appease deity, offer sacrifices…for deity
to intervene…

A resulting failure is swept under the consciousness carpet…(better them than I…!) …while a coincidental success reinforces religious superstition…

The stupidity of religious superstition…insanely validates it…in the dark recesses of a crazy, irrational ignorant mind…! (”reasoning”… Nobody…in their right mind…would make this religious shit up…so it must be correct…! )

Praise Zeus…?1?…(insert name of your fabricated fictitious deity here)