Religious Knowledge Systems

Religion has existed almost as long as civilization itself.  In fact, no civilization has lasted more than 3 generations without developing some kind of religion.  The question is where did religion come from?  Believers obviously say, “GOD” but then how did we end up with so many different religions?  Read the very interesting article below in the New York times discussing Scott Atran (NYU), Paul Bloom (YALE), and Stephen Jay Gould’s (HARVARD) theories on the development of religious knowledge systems:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/04/magazine/04evolution.t.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


What is a Religion?

Glad you asked!  You’re going to investigate that very question via the Learning Activity linked below!  This one is sure to wake you up!  See what i did there?!!?!

What is A Religion? Investigating Scientology