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Religion without gods or an afterlife

Discuss philosophical questions regarding theism (and atheism), and discuss religion as it relates to philosophy. This includes any philosophical discussions that happen to be about god, gods, or a 'higher power' or the belief of them. This also generally includes philosophical topics about organized or ritualistic mysticism or about organized, common or ritualistic beliefs in the existence of supernatural phenomenon.
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Re: Religion without gods or an afterlife

Post by Burning ghost » October 22nd, 2018, 10:59 am

Eduk wrote:
October 22nd, 2018, 7:52 am
I was wondering what people could see in the patterns and behaviors of humans that could be imagined
Seems to me there are tons of reasons to go to a church or perform a religious ceremony which have absolutely nothing to do with belief in a deity?
For example humans like to copy whatever other humans are doing, so if everyone else goes to church then that can be a big influence.
Is this the kind of thing you are looking for BG?
Yep, but dig deeper if you can? Obvious a sense of belinging is one aspect of this. Go as “out there” as you can with your ideas. I was fishing for very weird ideas here.

My own was along the lines of mneumonics.
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