• It is difficult to tell because no good records exist of prehuman or even prehistoric homo sapiens social activities. We know general details (i.e. they were hunter gatherers) but we do not know enough to comment on their religious practices.
  • In the early days, people didn't know much else. I remember one guy saying the reason people believe in God is because they think they are supposed to. So I suppose in a way it was an early attempt to socialise humans.
  • No. Humans were already social. Religion is the realization of the wider world that includes humanity and the laws that govern it so that all creatures may live happily and profitably within it.
  • 12-23-2016 You need to learn what the words mean. Socialize" has no connection with "religion". The bible uses the word 'religion' just four times and all four of them emphasize that it is made up by men telling each other what to do. God has nothing to do with religion. Now then: "telling each other what to do" defines central government. When the Israelites came into the promised land, God commanded them not to have a central government. The reason is given in Luke 4:5 "And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it." "Given unto me," get it? Satan is the god of centralized government. Religion is just another lie from the devil to rip off your worship. Bottom line: The first attempt to socialize humans is called "family".

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