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Old 2nd December 2019, 02:26 PM   #95
theprestige
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Originally Posted by Thor 2 View Post
I would add ynot that any posting here who suggest that atheism is not the default position must be suggesting that theism is the default.
I'm suggesting that neither are present at birth, but that as humans develop their default tendency is to develop some form of religion. It may be simply a vague and unexamined set of supernatural axioms. It may be a more explicit kind of superstition. It may even be a full-blown theism. If it lasts long enough, over several generations, it will likely evolve into a full-blown theism.

And I'm suggesting that even among humans who reject theism and superstition in all its forms, the default tendency is to develop some other kind of religious practice or belief system, and indulge to some degree in all the same behaviors as the religious theists.
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