Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Philosophy Wire: All-knowing gods. Humans. Civilization.


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2016-05-18]: Beliefs in all-knowing gods that punish wrongdoers helped enable the rise of modern civilizations, a new cross-cultural study suggests. [1] Fear has always made people come together. But fear not of a punisher. But of a God who loves. That is the greatest fear of all humans: that they might not be worthy of such love.

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