Jeffrey Carl Faden (jeffreyatw) wrote,
Jeffrey Carl Faden

Deities across cultures

Not all religions have gods, correct? It just seems absurd to me that everyone around the world, no matter how isolated, has beliefs about a supernatural being or spirit that rules over everything.

I live my entire life without thinking about gods or any supernatural force - I just go about my day and focus on my own life. I find it very, very weird that supposedly the majority of people live day-to-day with thoughts about deities. Is it a part of human biology to believe in things like these? Are we genetically programmed to think of these things, or is it entirely cultural? I would assume the latter, but I'm simply surprised at the magnitude of faith around the world.
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