Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Yahoo Answers - Hardwired to worship question

This was asked by me in Yahoo answers where I got some great responses and some not so great...

If we are hardwired to worship, why are some so devoted to denying belief in a Higher Power?
Wouldn't it lead one to believe that it goes against our design to refute belief in God? Even tribes in the Amazon look into the sky, see deity, and declare faith in "The Big One".
4 days ago

Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
actually a never heard it put quite that way before. however, it was beautifully phrase.God is the last thing they would be devoted too ,and for good reason too.humans were created for one purpose to worship their Creator.that's why we have constantly in the past put mere humans up on pedestals and worshiped them as living gods.a good example for these modern times would stem from that ongoing worship of those super rich rock, and movie stars. i personally have not seen anything like what's happening out there right now. my goodness so many slavishly obedient sheep out there today worshiping each leaves so little room for God

Asker's Comment:
Well put, tx for the compliment!

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by The Pope
Where did you get this information? It has been my experience that the more educated someone is, the less likely they are to believe in a set religion.

by <3>
why do you say we are "hardwired to worship"? where are you getting your evidence

Your original question contains false assumptions.

by Dominic
Human beings have uniquely evolved to possess powerful tools of deduction and reason. It is this human quality that allows some to rationally transcend their animalistic impulses.Yeah...I'm just bs'ing.

by Tim A
We have an appendix too. Eventually things that evolved over long periods of time can outlive their usefulness.

by Sweet Suzy 777!
Rom 1:18 But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who push the truth away from themselves. [fn] Rom 1:19 For the truth about God is known to them instinctively. [fn] God has put this knowledge in their hearts. Rom 1:20 From the time the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky and all that God made. They can clearly see his invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse whatsoever for not knowing God. Rom 1:21 Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn't worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. The result was that their minds became dark and confused. Rom 1:22 Claiming to be wise, they became utter fools instead.

by Beth
Amazon tribes are probably looking at an airplane in the sky when they call it god or the big one. people use god to describe what they can't explain.

by Alex
Because with intelligence you can overcome your animal instincts.

by thereald...
Your brains are hardwired to worship, maybe.Mine aren't. Sorry, but it looks like you lost this one.

by Sherri Lynn
how are we hardwired to worship? if anything, we are made to question things and be logical, which some people believe is not blindly following a god they've never physically seen. some people are made skeptical, and if you believe in god or a higher power, then you have to realize that people were made that way.

by hotlavaf...
Denying belief in the higher power is their form of worship!

by satanfx5...
its not that we are "hard wired" to worship. We are "hard wired" to fear death, and religion promises us a nice place to go when we die so we do not have to worry about that.

by marci knows best
If... then... If your first premise is false, then all conclusions will necessarily be false as well.

by monstero...
I don't believe that were "hardwired to worship" were hardwired to find out why things work. and simpler people such as those in the amazon, not having a formal education might not understand that the earth revolves around the sun, and might not have ever heard of gravity could use the simple explanation "The Big One." he's doing it. Good answer.

by Skeff
!. I don't deny belief. I do not believe.2. Design implies that a "higher power" designed us to believe in it. See #1.3. Just because self-proclaimed "civilized" peoples believe in god(s) doesn't mean they are any less superstitious, indoctrinated or deluded than the "less civilized" peoples. Quotes are to emphasize the arrogance and self-righteousness of the self-proclaimed "civilized" ones.

by Urethra Franklin
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It's the conditioning of our Zionist Jewish controlled culture who hate Christianity, so they have inculcated Americans in schools and through the media to think that God and Truth isn't important in their lives. The Zionist have infiltrated everything and have used science to negate what is spiritual and keep away from it.

by Amom
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PRIDE - we think we are masters of our own lives. We have no control over life or death. But God has placed a need for him in our soul! That is why "Even tribes in the Amazon look into the sky, see deity, and declare faith in "The Big One"."

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