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Response to M Kitt (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 08:16 AM

10. Disagree. Racism is genetically inherited. Religion is socially inherited.

If come upon the idea that racism is an evolutionary leftover, like the appendix:
If a stranger enters your territory, you better get rid of him, because he's automatically a rival for the natural resources around.

This idea is for example supported by the extinction-wars chimpanzee-tribes fight if they meet each other in the jungle.

So, physical appearance is used as an exclusion-factor when judging others.



On the other hand, religion isn't depending on physical appearance. Religion isn't something humans are born with and animals don't exhibit signs of religion (e.g. an unhealthy obsession with the abstract).

Religious judgement depends on social/mental appearance.




I agree with your notion that both are used for political manipulation of the masses, but they are unrelated phenomena.

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