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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 01:56 PM
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25. I believe faith is a literal DNA ingrained requirement for survival. From Al Gore's
"The Assault on Reason", he compares faith, fear and reason to a game of rock, paper and scissors. Reason trumps faith, fear trumps reason and faith trumps fear, and they literally take turns dominating in society.

I believe this goes back to the dawn of time, the ability to reason would give one an advantage to survive but if a predator approached and you thought about it too long, you would get eaten, so fear is ingrained as an instinct to survive as well. But if you stayed afraid all the time, you would never come out of your shelter and so faith was required to overcome fear. If you walked about with blind faith again you would get eaten or walk off a cliff so reason was needed to temper faith, until fear took over again.

I believe this societal and personal conflict-ion is what leads to the emotional distress many people experience from people in different stages.

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