I did not mention the ‘founding’ of religions, I was talking about superstitious beliefs either being exploited by ancient power-seekers or being structured so that people could standardise or codify their behaviour in connection with their beliefs. I think it is extremely unlikely that religious leaders did not believe in the gods/spirits - but if you think that is wrong, please say why.Quote
This is the most articulate expression of your ideas about religion I have read--especially the founding of religions.
That is an extraordinary statement which is not only wrong - I know what is fantasy and what is reality - but not a little pompous..Quote
We need to be clear that this is your fantasy--in no way connected to our scientific knowledge of ancient peoples
If that is what you think, you’ll have to explain clearly – and in your own words – where my errors in understanding are, because I do not think I have misunderstood what the TofE has shown over the years to be consistent.
So which theory are you referring to? Since you have not capitalised the t and the e, ;I presume it is your own version. What is the difference as far as you're concerned between a *biological theory of evolution* and the TofE?Quote
..., or our understanding of the biological theory of evolution.