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Almost Awakened: 112: The Invention & Evolution Of The Word Of God

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Britt and Bill pick up off last week’s conversation where they discussed the benefits of a religious narrative and religious community when one is faced with tragedy and trauma and attempt in this conversation to help us understand how we got there. How did God come to be? Which Gods had more holding power? What functions did these adaptations have for helping groups of humans collaborate and perpetuate?

RESOURCES:

Hidden Brain Podcast – Creating God – https://www.npr.org/2018/07/16/628792048/creating-god

Oldest Cave Drawings – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cueva_de_las_Manos

The Sorcerer Cave Drawing – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sorcerer_(cave_art)

God: A Human History – Reza Aslan https://www.amazon.com/God-Human-History-Random-House/dp/0525624333

Sapiens Yuval Hariri https://www.amazon.com/Sapiens-Humankind-Yuval-Noah-Harari/dp/0062316095

Civilized to Death – Christopher Ryan – https://www.amazon.com/Civilized-Death-What-Lost-Modernity/dp/1451659105

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