So, it turns out religion was invented at this place, Göbekli Tepe; the world's first temple at the end of the Stone Age, after the first Ice Age.
One new concept at the time was the idea of resurrection, a belief prominent in many major surviving religions.
Scientists now deduce that religion was invented to mobilise humans to begin research into agriculture and animal domestication, meaning that religion was a driving factor in the advancement from hunter gatherer lifestyles to agrarian.
tl;dr humans made religion up and as a result we have domestic animals and commerce.
>Scientists now deduce that religion was invented to mobilise humans to begin research into agriculture and animal domestication
This seems like an incredibly simplistic answer to the very complex question of where religion came from.
The main idea is that religion gave humans a place not as just a part of nature, but now as above nature, or rightful masters of nature. Encouraging animal domestication, and agriculture. The beliefs bound the civilisation together, and it spread across the land, as evidence by smaller temples constructed in the same style as the massive one at Göbekli Tepe.
Basically religion is the world's biggest forced meme.
what do u mean with predated civilization becouse Bulgarians are predated civilization it is believed the life started somewhere around the Black Sea(at this times it was only a lake).The Thracians(or Mirmidons) are actually Bulgarians.It is believed that we invented the writing system.
>world's first temple
you leftist/liberal people are so stupid it is beyond my imagination
how about stationary temple has nothing to do with creation of religion
that could have been (and was) cultivated long before among nomads?
jesus, people, you are so stupid...
>Organized religion invented
makes a big difference
also nomad religions were also organized
>It's a matter of definition.
no, it's a matter of leftist atheist media trying to discredit every aspect of religion
>be wrong and get called out
>lash out like a bitch
Mouthbreathing? Might as well call him a namefag.
You're not wrong.
> to begin research into agriculture and animal domestication
Real life isn't a Civ game ffs.
in ancient Egypt, they had revolving pantheons of eight gods for their four seasons of agriculture. in classical Greece they had a revolving pantheon of 12 gods for their festival calendar, breaking up the four seasons to a triad of gods and for a more complicated agricultural schedule. basically, organized religion has always been used to give people a rigid structure for society to grow.
Explain yourself anon. (Assuming samefag)
How on earth is trying to establish an anthropological timeline for the advent of religion in our development as a species a liberal attempt to denigrate religion?
You're not one of those idiots who think evolution is a liberal conspiracy, are you?
Ceremonial burials are ritual. Religion requires a higher degree of complexity and organization. These are established terms, with hundreds of years of study supporting them; you only make yourself look uneducated by trying to coin your own idiosyncratic definitions.
The fact that many of these people were buried with tools, clothing, valuables, and even food suggests that there was a belief, albeit probably a very rudimentary one, in an afterlife. If an afterlife doesn't indicate some kind of religion that I have no fucking clue what a religion is.
And it's not the tracing back of religion that's debasing everything, its when you said that religion was an invention, a tool essentially, created just to get people to settle down and farm.
The offense, essentially, is the notion that religion was 'invented' at all. Invention implies it's wholly human, and has no room for the genuinely divine.
But of course, you knew that when you made this thread.
Like many megalithic structures from the time (and many archaeologists and geologists are beginning to realize that most megalithic structures, from Angkor to Giza to the Easter Islands and South America were all built at the same time -- c.12,500 years ago), it was built to commemorate mankind's survival of the flood. So resurrection is definitely a motif; man's antediluvian resurrection. All of these megalithic temples are designed to commemorate the flood and man's survival of it and place down on record man's history preceding it and also, they acted, or their construction rather, acted as a sort of gathering post for fragmented antediluvian societies to gather around and start rebuilding themselves into coherent civilizations.
Who was it who came to gather these people together in these spots so they could build these temples? That's very interesting, because most of these temples have carvings or stele or hieroglyphs on them that point to a figure or figures who came to gather the people together and teach them. Bearded men. Fish-headed men. Men from the ocean. They're often depicted at these monuments. It was these prophet/teacher/priest figures who brought religion, agriculture, architecture and so on to these fragmented post-flood peoples.
So what you say is true in parts, but religion certainly wasn't created at GT. Religion was resurrected at GT and the other megalithic temples.
>many archaeologists and geologists are beginning to realize that most megalithic structures, from Angkor to Giza to the Easter Islands and South America were all built at the same time -- c.12,500 years ago
Humans began to believe they were masters of nature way before of religion.
Some researchers says that the rock paintings had ritualistic means, and painted what they wanted to happen. They thought they could "capture" the "soul" of the animals and bending it's destiny at their will, by representing their fate in a painting. It gave confidence to the hunters, and made them hunt better.
Not religion, just mysticism. And they were hunters yet.
>Scientists now deduce that religion
fixed it for you.
Christ is eternal and made those blasphemous scientists, you have been deceived by fools, but feel free to keep on believing that you are related to a banana and that you are traveling 1000+ mph standing still. Such is the fruit of this "science" utter foolishness
>find a building
"Ow that must be a temple, people back then didn't had science to explain nature they were very religious"
>find a carving on a stone
"Ow they must have worshiped /insert animal here/, people back then didn't had science to explain nature, they were very religious"
I hate archeologists.
>So, it turns out religion was invented at this place, Göbekli Tepe
No, its just one of the places (that we know of) that wasn't flooded at the end of the last ice age. Then it was buried by its makers so that it wouldn't be wrecked by the hordes of refugees from the coastal areas.
lol, like any of you faggots have ever seen a live human vagina.
>bunch of carved stones proving religion to be fake
What an incredible scientific finding!