To properly answer that question, you would have to think of all the implications this scenario would have on our human nature. No religion would perhaps imply one of the following: 1. Humans would be much more rational, less emotional. Ok, that could be a good thing albeit a less exciting world. 2. Humans wouldn’t care as much about discovering truth or meaning, hence would never had the need for creation myths/personal gods/religion. I wouldn’t want us to lose this aspect of humanity.
Why do you think we came up with religion in the first place? We're a naturally inquisitive species, so our need to know things would not be gone if we didn't have religion.
It’s a fascinating question isn’t it. I’m not an expert on this by any means, but the fact that every civilization we know of has created a religion hints that it is part of human nature. I suspect there are parts of human ego, inquisitiveness and other factors... as to why this has been an evolved trait, I’m not sure it’s evolutionary advantageous vs a side effect of other advantageous traits. I’m not sure I answered your question, but those are the thoughts that you’ve generated from me 🙄
It was more of a rhetorical question than anything else, but thanks for the insight :) Personally, I believe the answer is simple. Humans, wanting an explanation for EVERYTHING, decided the quickest and easiest way to answer their questions was to say that some powerful being causes the things they witness. Some thought it was all caused by a single all powerful deity, while others thought it to be a certain deity for certain things. Curiosity has been and will always be part of human nature. Some choose to try and answer all their questions with deities, and some accept the fact that not all questions really have a discernable answer. I'm in the latter state of mind. Not that being in the former is a terrible thing, but it has had some rather nasty side effects on our society. For instance, people hurting or killing others "in service to their God(s)." I apologize to anyone if they thought I meant to paint religion out as inherently bad, because it isn't. I just feel that the potential negative side effects outweigh the potential benefits when it comes to religion. Thus, why I say it should go away.