Post Number:#1 May 26th, 2012, 4:06 am
The sub-conscious part of the brain guides humans through their life phases in much the same way as other species are guided by their sub-conscious. However we humans have in addition a conscious brain which at times struggles to be happy with the directions coming from the sub-conscious brain. So we create a concept to better manage the emotions, desires, etc coming from the sub-conscious - the concept of god(s). The sub-conscious is at least similar across people in the way that other human features are similar, and so we find unconnected peoples all worshipping similar gods. As the sub-conscious has evolved over millions of years, it IS 'ancient, wise beyond our conscious understanding, and all-powerful' (as mentioned in the Bible). Externalising the perception of god has proven counter-productive, as it leads to many different versions, none of which correspond to real external entities.