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By Steve Morgan
This book provides an in-depth study of religion and its disastrous consequences on the human race. The study begins with a detailed explanation of the origin of religion over a hundred thousand years ago through the religious social bonds of hunter-gatherers, which served to help in their survival, and how their seizures of ecstasy altered their brain structure, leading to the evolution of a defective brain that survived until the present among a large part of the human population. In this way, religion became an obstacle to the intellectual evolution of the human race.
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FORWORD CHAPTER 1 CHAPTER 2 CHAPTER 3 CHAPTER 4 CHAPTER 5 CHAPTER 6 CHAPTER 7 CHAPTER 8 CHAPTER 9 CHAPTER 10 CHAPTER 11 CHAPTER 12 CHAPTER 13 CHAPTER 14 CHAPTER 15 CHAPTER 16 CHAPTER 17 CHAPTER 18 CHAPTER 19 CHAPTER 20 CHAPTER 21 CHAPTER 22 CHAPTER 23 CHAPTER 24 CHAPTER 25 CHAPTER 26 CHAPTER 27 THE ORIGIN OF RELIGION THE GOD PROGRAM THE CREATION MYTH THE DESIGN DELUSION REALITY AND CONSCIOUSNESS COSMIC ORDER ABSOLUTE NOTHINGNESS LIGHT AND DARKNESS THE ILLUSION OF TIME THE GOD DELUSION DELUSION OF SPIRITUAL REALITY DELUSION OF SPECIAL CREATION DELUSION OF DIVINE PURPOSE DELUSION OF DIVINE MORALITY RELIGIOUS DELUSIONS RELIGIOUS EVIL DELUSION OF RACIAL DIVINITY THE SUPREMACY DELUSION THE COLUMBIAN GENOCIDE THE EVIL GENES EUROPEAN HISTORY CHRISTIAN FASCISM CHRISTIAN TERRORISM JUDAIC TERRORISM ISLAMIC TERRORISM THE TERROR CRUSADE THE CHRISTIAN LEGACY
Religion is not a part of evolution in which the human race sought to find meaning in the universe. Religion did not specifically evolve as a consequence of man’s quest for an explanation of the origin of life. Religion is a mental disease that began in the primitive fear of the unknown. This constant fear altered the human brain through countless generations, creating a defective brain structure. The reason for religion and the belief in a god arose as a result of abnormal thinking and perception. Therefore, religion is a fundamental part of the evolution of mental illness. Religion is a plague in the human mind, a terrible plague that has devastated humanity for more than 100,000 years. Recent excavations provide evidence that the most ancient religious superstitions began with the cult of the dead. Religion originated because of ignorance, a low state of consciousness, but mostly because of fear. As humans evolved, they began to wonder if death was something permanent, and this caused them to live in constant fear of death. They couldn’t accept the fact that they were going to die, and they sought for an alternative. They created the myth that dying was a passage into another life, and this is how religion originated. They sought to find in religion a relief from their fear, and religion was thus created as a result of panic. The idea that a god exists originated in primitive animistic beliefs. Primitive people still saw their relatives and friends in dreams after they died and could not recognize the difference between dreams and reality. Primitive man was unable to distinguish the difference between reality and imagination because he lived under a much lower level of conscious intensity, and this caused him to misperceive the surrounding world, which is the reason that led to the creation of religion. The conscious intensity in the primitive mentality was so low that the visions in the dreams were thought to be ghosts of the departed who were still living after death. Primitive people observed how the sun, moon, planets and stars seemed to move around them. It appeared as if they were at the center of the cosmos, or in the focus of attention of some supreme observer. Every human being exists in a single conscious point in space and time. Therefore, it appears that each of us is living at the center of the universe. What’s more, every living creature perceives itself as a cosmic center. As a result, every living creature perceives itself as the most important part of creation. Primitive people had no knowledge to be aware of this illusion. Any person can be affected by such egocentric illusion if it is not corrected. When people believe to be the most important part of creation, they make claims of superiority. Some people claim to be god’s special creation. Others
claim to have the perfect knowledge. Still others claim their perception is the evidence of an outer reality. Primitive people assumed that illusions were the same as reality. Consequently, ancient humans believed that the forces of nature had a personal interest in their behavior because they assumed that they were the most important part of creation. Anthropomorphism is an adaptive trait that took control of our ancestors’ unconscious mind. Natural selection increased the unconscious anthropomorphic tendencies of humans through millennia. In the beginning only specific objects and events were included, afterwards all of nature, until finally the unconscious mind persuaded itself that the entire world of experience was merely a show deliberately arranged by some master dramatist. Primitive people formed ritualistic groups that served to form social bonds. The initiation rituals of hunter-gatherers involved rigorous physical and emotional trials. The religious feasts and ceremonies of hunter-gatherers, which involved rhythmic dancing and the ingestion of psychotropic substances that produced ecstatic emotional states contributed to the evolution of a religious structure in the brain. The ecstatic states and mystical experiences evolved in the same manner. An ecstatic state is an altered state of consciousness typically brought on by some form of sensory deprivation or over-stimulation, physical or emotional stress, and/or ingestion of psychotropic substances. Ecstatic states or mystical experiences constituted the fundamental basis for religion. The individual believes that the mystical experience reveals absolute truths. The experience is felt as an awakening to a world where all things exist in complete unity and as a deep sense of union with God. The human brain became genetically predisposed to mystical experiences during the evolutionary period of early man in order to diminish the fear from the threat of the hostile environment. Primitive man experienced seizures of ecstasy through which he attempted to define the mystery of the relationship between humanity and the unknown by developing supernatural explanations for everything. Our human ancestors had to face many fearful and difficult situations. They developed tales about all the circumstances of life, including social, physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual existence. They created myths, beliefs about the world creation and human creation in order to give meaning to their lives. They developed rituals, ceremonies, and practices to heal their mind and body, to mark life passages, and to placate forces beyond their control. In their seizures of ecstasy, they heard voices, and had visions and experiences that seemed to be produced by supernatural forces. Visionary experiences of shadowy figures, muted voices and blinding luminescence were experienced by our ancient ancestors when
they were stricken by illness or a near-fatal accident that placed them at the brink of death. They felt embraced by the entire cosmos, as if they had been living in a timeless existence that stretched all the way to infinity, as though they had been united to a divine providence that made all their fears disappear. Their fear of death was replaced by happiness, serenity, and a dazzling light, as they submerged into an ecstatic state that felt as the highest heavenly connection. They thought that such experience was the perception of a more fundamental reality. However, the experience is the best proof that heaven is entirely a creation of the mind. There are certain mechanisms in the brain which primitive man developed and harnessed over thousands of years to facilitate the process of unordinary experience. They all manipulated their body’s nervous system either by over or under stimulation of the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems of arousal, which led them toward seeing, hearing, touching and feeling God through an emotional experience that arises from the conditions of the nervous system, and not from reality. Religious belief is an outgrowth of brain architecture that evolved during early human history. The belief in God became deeply embedded in the ancient human brain, and this type of brain survived until the present time. The biological explanation for the belief in God is evolutionary adaptation of a neurological disorder. Therefore, religion is a vestigial artifact of the primitive mind. Religion is the product of malfunctions in the brain. Scientific experiments have shown that religious experiences can be induced by placing an apparatus in the head of an experimental subject to stimulate specific regions of the brain with electromagnetic pulses. The electromagnetic fields of low intensity can stimulate bursts of neural activity in the temporal lobes producing feelings of a sensed presence, religious sensations or God. Such experiences serve to prove there is a defective region in the brain that causes the vision of God. The discovery that the perceptions of God are neuro-physiological proves that God doesn’t really exist. Our sense of self depends on the left temporal lobe. If the brain is disturbed by a head injury, epileptic seizure, stroke, drugs, psychological trauma, or external electromagnetic pulses, the left-brain may detect activity in the right hemisphere as another self, or a sensed presence. Depending on a person's circumstances and background, they may perceive the sensed presence as extraterrestrials, ghosts, angels, fairies, muses, demons, or God. The temporal lobes are the biological basis of the god-experience. This electronic apparatus thus serves to prove beyond all doubt that the god-experience is just an electrical seizure. Religious ideas interfered in human evolution since primitive times. Religion was an obstacle to the intellectual evolution of humanity. Hunter-gatherers unknowingly chose to alter the course of intellectual evolution through religious beliefs. Religious beliefs caused the brain structure of primitive man to deviate
from normal evolution through millennia, resulting in an inherent source of religious experience, which appears to be reality. This brain defect is an inferior characteristic, which developed in ancient religious men, and was passed on to the succeeding generations throughout the course evolution until the present day. Primitive people formed ritualistic groups that served to form social bonds. However, those who did not participate were regarded as bad omens and were estranged or killed. This attitude remained among religious groups until present times. The consequence has always been that the most intelligent humans were always persecuted and killed. This type of behavior led to a deterioration in the evolution of the human race, allowing the most violent and intellectually inferior to survive in greater numbers. This is how religion has devastatingly interfered in human evolution, preventing the positive advancement of humanity, and resulting in the present chaos around the world. Primitive people created social bonds through their religious rituals, which aided in their survival. However, the reason that the religious social bonds aided in their survival was not because religious people were the best adapted to survive as a consequence of natural selection, but because they unknowingly used selective breeding to preserve their defective religious human type with its inherent brain deficiencies. Natural selection eliminated the weak in body or mind, and those that survived commonly exhibited a vigorous state of physical and mental health. However, primitive man unknowingly did the utmost to check the process of elimination through the formation of ritualistic groups that served to form social bonds that aided in their survival. Laws were established in support of the religious bonds, which led to the formation of religious societies. The result was that those who were religiously deranged were favored and protected. This is the reason that contributed to the proliferation and preservation of defective religious brains, which would otherwise have succumbed to panic and eventually become extinct due to their weak mental constitution, giving way to a stronger race with a superior mentality. Consequently, the mentally weak religious members of the human race propagated their kind, and the result was a world infested with inferior and primitive religious brains. In evolution, most of the changes in an organism are errors, not improvements. However, improvements that are beneficial to survival do not necessarily mean that an organism becomes better, only that the organism is better fitted or best adapted to survive. An advantage for survival is not an improvement of the species. In this way, the social bonds created by religion in hunter-gatherers were not a characteristic that aided in the improvement of the species, they merely aided in their survival. The survival of the fittest or best adapted means the fittest to survive, but the
fittest to survive does not necessarily mean the most adequate, the most wise, or the most intelligent. If this were the case, there would be no vermin. Religious people can do the same. They can survive by establishing organized religious institutions. But that does not necessarily mean that religion is an indispensable requirement for survival, or that religion was a necessary pre-condition for the evolution of human societies. Consequently, religion was not a necessary part of human evolution. The history of religion is a history of terror, which proves that religion corrupted, rather than improved the human species. When terror is used as a means for survival, the organisms that have the highest terrorist characteristics are the ones who survive and prevail, but those characteristics are a deterioration of the species, not an improvement. Religious faith has always been the cause for the most horrendous atrocities, as history can tell. And this came as a result of primitive man’s unenlightened decision to alter the course of human evolution through the ecstatic religious rituals that modified his brain structure, leading to the evolution of a defective and inferior religious brain. Religion is thus a human tragedy and the ruin of all mankind. Religion is in reality the hotbed of iniquity and viciousness from which every type of delusion emerges to create all the miseries and evils that infest humanity. Religion engenders irrational thinking. It is the major source of anthropocentric, anthropomorphic, ethnocentric, and egocentric ideas. It is the greatest source of hatred that has ever devastated humanity. Religion fits the description of all types of mental diseases including psychosis, schizophrenia, paranoid psychosis, paranoid schizophrenia, manic states with paranoid psychosis, substance related paranoid states, insanity, madness, perversion, immorality, corruption, depravity, and wickedness. Religion is the source of all types of mental diseases and all types of evil. Religion is madness in the most extreme degree. Religion is the highest attainable psychotic state, the uppermost stage of insanity, and the supreme delusion. Consequently, religion is the plague of humanity, and God is the pestilence of the world.
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Steve Morgan is a persuasive writer of substance. This is an excellent manuscript by an intellect well versed in his subject. The author carefully outlines the specific conditions that led to the origin and evolution of religion and the devastating effects that religious faith forged upon the human race. His logical conclusions were attained only after conducting a careful and exhaustive investigation of the subject matter, thereby providing the most compelling evidence for his arguments. The author’s skill and perfect pacing, as he presents scientific evidence in the realm of psychological perception, stand alone in this extraordinary volume of knowledge.
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