Our need to explain, and thus create a God for the unexplainable, comes from the fact that we are the only species with a sense of the future long enough to enable us to make plans for it. I believe that this is what distinguishes us from the apes and other creatures.
We cannot decry the beliefs that we have, because our brains work with beliefs at all levels. We are unable to think logically as we never have enough time or information available to do so. Logic is a serial method of thought. Our brains are parallel devices and ill suited to logic, so they take short cuts, make prejudgements and classifications, which build into beliefs on which we base our decisions. So beliefs are very necessary to us and also cause us problems because we never question them, that is the nature of beliefs
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