You would then think, "maybe I could please this god by worshipping/sacrifice, and thus avoid getting hit by disaster in the future", giving yourself a feeling of security and control over your world, delusional though it may be.
Random tragedy then stops being random, and starts being something you can control. At least, you think it is anyway.
Thursday, August 8, 2013 10:59:56 PM
Isn't this the very same mechanism responsible for religion? Say a flood came, back in the waybacks, and swept my sheep away while I stood watching on a hill. It`s a disaster! Why?! Let me think... Maybe a god was angry because we didn`t thank him last year`s great harvest...? Yeah, that makes sense; why else would great weather turn into a huge storm? Just as firmly based as the average conspiracy theory.
Thursday, August 8, 2013 5:50:16 PM
@MacGovern: You're wrong about that: Consider the Lusitiania: For DECADES the Official Story by both the USA and Britain was:
Civilian ship sunk illegally in international waters.
Hundreds of people spoke out against these lies. They were ignored, silenced or punished.
The truth: -Lusitania was registered as an "armed merchant" and was a valid war-time target. -It was sunk inside Britain`s territory, NOT international waters. -It was carrying illegal arms shipments, making it a valid war-time target. -The civilians on board were never told by the USA or Britain about the illegal cargo. -The German Consulate took out ads warning people for days in advance. The Germans knew it was a warship!
All of the above, and lots more! were denied for all those years. But now the USA admits they`re iron-clad facts.