When, how and why did modern gods and religions come into being?

Between ten and five thousand years ago, nomadic people adapted farming in several geographical regions of the world. Around three thousand years ago, cultivation became much popular and provided ample food throughout the year to farmers, and permanent houses with fireplaces protected them from adverse weather and wild animals. These facilities paved the way for a great population explosion. At the same time, farming exposed people to pets, rodents, mosquitoes, houseflies and parasites. All these factors together initiated the outbreak of new diseases such as cholera, tuberculosis, typhoid and plague. Soon, priests began to cure the sick with the help of worship, rituals, magic and herbal drugs. Apart from bodily diseases, population explosion also instigated social evils such as poverty, inequality, injustice, crime and exploitation; consequently, the majority of people began to lead a miserable life no better than hell. For instance, two thousand five hundred years ago, more than half of the urban population of the world was slave. Around this time, several great prophets such as Moses, the Buddha and Jesus invented the causes and remedies of human sufferings. For example, Moses suggested ten morals, sacrifices and prayers to protect people from their miseries. The Buddha was the first to propose that human miseries were the punishments of karma, the sins committed in the previous births. He also suggested certain morals to protect people from the miseries. Jesus proclaimed that possession of demons caused the diseases. These masters were designated as prophets after their demise. Many contemporary priests transcribed the prayers, rituals, myths, allegories and morals preached by these prophets. The ancient scriptures, such as the Vedas, the Bible, the Buddhacharita and the Avesta, were the compilations of such writings. These books advised worship, sacrifices, magic or morals to eradicate human miseries, and the suffering masses had no option but to follow the prescriptions. These holy scriptures fashioned the organized religions of today.[...]

Why, when, and how mankind created their gods?

Since time immemorial, human are facing several mysteries and miseries. During prehistoric era people lived as nomads and they faced the forces of nature such as weather, floods or droughts. At some point in time—we do not know exactly when this happened—people in various far-flung parts of the world developed an instinct. Whenever people encountered some power beyond their control that could harm or help them, they began to worship that power. They believed that worship protected them and sought the blessing of that power. For worship, priests all over the world devised more or less similar methods such as folding their hands, bowing, kneeling, floral offering, prayers and sacrifices. Priests taught these to the masses and gradually designated the powers as gods. For example, climatologists have identified an Ice Age, one that stretched approximately between 30,000 BCE and 10,000 BCE. Humans, living during the Ice Age, had largely inadequate protection against the extreme cold: they were at the mercy of available sunlight, and that was inconsistent and beyond their control. In this scenario, people began solar worship and that was a logical outcome. In a similar manner, humans considered thunder and lightning as devastating, mysterious and frightening. Consequently, their leaders or priests imagined a divine sky god that was behind the changes occurring in the sky. Gradually, they began worshipping the sky as a god. There is enough historical evidence to assert that the ancestors of Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Christians and Muslims worshipped the sun and the sky, before their religions came into practice.[...]

Did human imagination give birth to gods and demons?

Since time immemorial, human are facing several mysteries and miseries. During prehistoric era people lived as nomads and they faced the forces of nature such as weather, floods or droughts. At some point in time—we do not know exactly when this happened—people in various far-flung parts of the world developed an instinct. Whenever people encountered some power beyond their control that could harm or help them, they began to worship that power. They believed that worship protected them and sought the blessing of that power. For worship, priests all over the world devised more or less similar methods such as folding their hands, bowing, kneeling, floral offering, prayers and sacrifices. Priests taught these to the masses and gradually designated the powers as gods. For example, climatologists have identified an Ice Age, one that stretched approximately between 30,000 BCE and 10,000 BCE. Humans, living during the Ice Age, had largely inadequate protection against the extreme cold: they were at the mercy of available sunlight, and that was inconsistent and beyond their control. In this scenario, people began solar worship and that was a logical outcome. In a similar manner, humans considered thunder and lightning as devastating, mysterious and frightening. Consequently, their leaders or priests imagined a divine sky god that was behind the changes occurring in the sky. Gradually, they began worshipping the sky as a god. There is enough historical evidence to assert that the ancestors of Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Christians and Muslims worshipped the sun and the sky, before their religions came into practice.[...]

Did mankind create gods?

Since time immemorial, human are facing several mysteries and miseries. During prehistoric era people lived as nomads and they faced the forces of nature such as weather, floods or droughts. At some point in time—we do not know exactly when this happened—people in various far-flung parts of the world developed an instinct. Whenever people encountered some power beyond their control that could harm or help them, they began to worship that power. They believed that worship protected them and sought the blessing of that power. For worship, priests all over the world devised more or less similar methods such as folding their hands, bowing, kneeling, floral offering, prayers and sacrifices. Priests taught these to the masses and gradually designated the powers as gods. For example, climatologists have identified an Ice Age, one that stretched approximately between 30,000 BCE and 10,000 BCE. Humans, living during the Ice Age, had largely inadequate protection against the extreme cold: they were at the mercy of available sunlight, and that was inconsistent and beyond their control. In this scenario, people began solar worship and that was a logical outcome. In a similar manner, humans considered thunder and lightning as devastating, mysterious and frightening. Consequently, their leaders or priests imagined a divine sky god that was behind the changes occurring in the sky. Gradually, they began worshipping the sky as a god. There is enough historical evidence to assert that the ancestors of Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Christians and Muslims worshipped the sun and the sky, before their religions came into practice.[...]

Can worship procure the desired?

Since time immemorial, human are facing several mysteries and miseries. During prehistoric era people lived as nomads and they faced the forces of nature such as weather, floods or droughts. At some point in time—we do not know exactly when this happened—people in various far-flung parts of the world developed an instinct. Whenever people encountered some power beyond their control that could harm or help them, they began to worship that power. They believed that worship protected them and sought the blessing of that power. For worship, priests all over the world devised more or less similar methods such as folding their hands, bowing, kneeling, floral offering, prayers and sacrifices. Priests taught these to the masses and gradually designated the powers as gods. For example, climatologists have identified an Ice Age, one that stretched approximately between 30,000 BCE and 10,000 BCE. Humans, living during the Ice Age, had largely inadequate protection against the extreme cold: they were at the mercy of available sunlight, and that was inconsistent and beyond their control. In this scenario, people began solar worship and that was a logical outcome. In a similar manner, humans considered thunder and lightning as devastating, mysterious and frightening. Consequently, their leaders or priests imagined a divine sky god that was behind the changes occurring in the sky. Gradually, they began worshipping the sky as a god. There is enough historical evidence to assert that the ancestors of Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Christians and Muslims worshipped the sun and the sky, before their religions came into practice.[...]

Who runs the Sun, the Moon and stars?

Since time immemorial, human are facing several mysteries and miseries. During prehistoric era people lived as nomads and they faced the forces of nature such as weather, floods or droughts. At some point in time—we do not know exactly when this happened—people in various far-flung parts of the world developed an instinct. Whenever people encountered some power beyond their control that could harm or help them, they began to worship that power. They believed that worship protected them and sought the blessing of that power. For worship, priests all over the world devised more or less similar methods such as folding their hands, bowing, kneeling, floral offering, prayers and sacrifices. Priests taught these to the masses and gradually designated the powers as gods. For example, climatologists have identified an Ice Age, one that stretched approximately between 30,000 BCE and 10,000 BCE. Humans, living during the Ice Age, had largely inadequate protection against the extreme cold: they were at the mercy of available sunlight, and that was inconsistent and beyond their control. In this scenario, people began solar worship and that was a logical outcome. In a similar manner, humans considered thunder and lightning as devastating, mysterious and frightening. Consequently, their leaders or priests imagined a divine sky god that was behind the changes occurring in the sky. Gradually, they began worshipping the sky as a god. There is enough historical evidence to assert that the ancestors of Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Christians and Muslims worshipped the sun and the sky, before their religions came into practice.[...]

Which god came on the Earth to request his worship?

Since time immemorial, human are facing several mysteries and miseries. During prehistoric era people lived as nomads and they faced the forces of nature such as weather, floods or droughts. At some point in time—we do not know exactly when this happened—people in various far-flung parts of the world developed an instinct. Whenever people encountered some power beyond their control that could harm or help them, they began to worship that power. They believed that worship protected them and sought the blessing of that power. For worship, priests all over the world devised more or less similar methods such as folding their hands, bowing, kneeling, floral offering, prayers and sacrifices. Priests taught these to the masses and gradually designated the powers as gods. For example, climatologists have identified an Ice Age, one that stretched approximately between 30,000 BCE and 10,000 BCE. Humans, living during the Ice Age, had largely inadequate protection against the extreme cold: they were at the mercy of available sunlight, and that was inconsistent and beyond their control. In this scenario, people began solar worship and that was a logical outcome. In a similar manner, humans considered thunder and lightning as devastating, mysterious and frightening. Consequently, their leaders or priests imagined a divine sky god that was behind the changes occurring in the sky. Gradually, they began worshipping the sky as a god. There is enough historical evidence to assert that the ancestors of Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Christians and Muslims worshipped the sun and the sky, before their religions came into practice.[...]

Why does worship please gods?

Since time immemorial, human are facing several mysteries and miseries. During prehistoric era people lived as nomads and they faced the forces of nature such as weather, floods or droughts. At some point in time—we do not know exactly when this happened—people in various far-flung parts of the world developed an instinct. Whenever people encountered some power beyond their control that could harm or help them, they began to worship that power. They believed that worship protected them and sought the blessing of that power. For worship, priests all over the world devised more or less similar methods such as folding their hands, bowing, kneeling, floral offering, prayers and sacrifices. Priests taught these to the masses and gradually designated the powers as gods. For example, climatologists have identified an Ice Age, one that stretched approximately between 30,000 BCE and 10,000 BCE. Humans, living during the Ice Age, had largely inadequate protection against the extreme cold: they were at the mercy of available sunlight, and that was inconsistent and beyond their control. In this scenario, people began solar worship and that was a logical outcome. In a similar manner, humans considered thunder and lightning as devastating, mysterious and frightening. Consequently, their leaders or priests imagined a divine sky god that was behind the changes occurring in the sky. Gradually, they began worshipping the sky as a god. There is enough historical evidence to assert that the ancestors of Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Christians and Muslims worshipped the sun and the sky, before their religions came into practice.[...]

Are human diseases and other sufferings the punishment of their sins?

Science has not yet found any power that nourishes living beings, determines human fate or punishes the sinners. This was myth fabricated by the priests between two to three thousand years ago. This was to explain the many human sufferings such as diseases, famines and poverty. Priests have to answer why people are suffering when a kind and omnipotent power is in the sky to govern humans. They wisely fabricated a theory that human sufferings are the result of their sins or immoral behaviour. The book has elaborated these questions in detail in the subchapter “The Theory of Sins” of Chapter 11.[...]

Is there any divine power that nurtures humankind and other creatures?

Science has not yet found any power that nourishes living beings, determines human fate or punishes the sinners. This was myth fabricated by the priests between two to three thousand years ago. This was to explain the many human sufferings such as diseases, famines and poverty. Priests have to answer why people are suffering when a kind and omnipotent power is in the sky to govern humans. They wisely fabricated a theory that human sufferings are the result of their sins or immoral behaviour. The book has elaborated these questions in detail in the subchapter “The Theory of Sins” of Chapter 11.[...]

Why are many saintly people suffering with diseases or poverty?

Science has not yet found any power that nourishes living beings, determines human fate or punishes the sinners. This was myth fabricated by the priests between two to three thousand years ago. This was to explain the many human sufferings such as diseases, famines and poverty. Priests have to answer why people are suffering when a kind and omnipotent power is in the sky to govern humans. They wisely fabricated a theory that human sufferings are the result of their sins or immoral behaviour. The book has elaborated these questions in detail in the subchapter “The Theory of Sins” of Chapter 11.[...]

Why does god punish sinners?

Science has not yet found any power that nourishes living beings, determines human fate or punishes the sinners. This was myth fabricated by the priests between two to three thousand years ago. This was to explain the many human sufferings such as diseases, famines and poverty. Priests have to answer why people are suffering when a kind and omnipotent power is in the sky to govern humans. They wisely fabricated a theory that human sufferings are the result of their sins or immoral behaviour. The book has elaborated these questions in detail in the subchapter “The Theory of Sins” of Chapter 11.[...]

How does he record activity of sinners?

Science has not yet found any power that nourishes living beings, determines human fate or punishes the sinners. This was myth fabricated by the priests between two to three thousand years ago. This was to explain the many human sufferings such as diseases, famines and poverty. Priests have to answer why people are suffering when a kind and omnipotent power is in the sky to govern humans. They wisely fabricated a theory that human sufferings are the result of their sins or immoral behaviour. The book has elaborated these questions in detail in the subchapter “The Theory of Sins” of Chapter 11.[...]

Does some god punish sinners?

Science has not yet found any power that nourishes living beings, determines human fate or punishes the sinners. This was myth fabricated by the priests between two to three thousand years ago. This was to explain the many human sufferings such as diseases, famines and poverty. Priests have to answer why people are suffering when a kind and omnipotent power is in the sky to govern humans. They wisely fabricated a theory that human sufferings are the result of their sins or immoral behaviour. The book has elaborated these questions in detail in the subchapter “The Theory of Sins” of Chapter 11.[...]

Who punishes sinners?

Science has not yet found any power that nourishes living beings, determines human fate or punishes the sinners. This was myth fabricated by the priests between two to three thousand years ago. This was to explain the many human sufferings such as diseases, famines and poverty. Priests have to answer why people are suffering when a kind and omnipotent power is in the sky to govern humans. They wisely fabricated a theory that human sufferings are the result of their sins or immoral behaviour. The book has elaborated these questions in detail in the subchapter “The Theory of Sins” of Chapter 11.[...]

Who determines human fate?

Science has not yet found any power that nourishes living beings, determines human fate or punishes the sinners. This was myth fabricated by the priests between two to three thousand years ago. This was to explain the many human sufferings such as diseases, famines and poverty. Priests have to answer why people are suffering when a kind and omnipotent power is in the sky to govern humans. They wisely fabricated a theory that human sufferings are the result of their sins or immoral behaviour. The book has elaborated these questions in detail in the subchapter “The Theory of Sins” of Chapter 11.[...]

Did some god give birth to living beings?

The origin of life on the earth has been a fascinating topic of research for philosophers and biologists as well. Several ancient philosophers propagated their own theories of the origin of life, and the Adam and Eve theory was one of them. In order to find a scientific answer to the question, palaeontologists studied many fossils of the prehistoric age. Now, scientists have discarded all the religious theories; these merely have historical importance. Today, the biochemical origin of life known as the Oparin-Haldane theory is widely accepted, since scientists have enough evidence to prove it. They have established that the human race evolved from Homo erectus, a creature more or less similar to the great apes. The human race came into being between 400,000 and 200,000 years ago. At that time, people lived as nomads or wanderers in groups or bands of fifty to a hundred members and often used fire and stone tools. They had not yet begun cultivating crops and depended largely upon hunting quarry and gathering wild vegetables for their survival. They had not yet learnt language, clothing, morals or religion.[...]

Who gave birth to living creatures on the Earth?

The origin of life on the earth has been a fascinating topic of research for philosophers and biologists as well. Several ancient philosophers propagated their own theories of the origin of life, and the Adam and Eve theory was one of them. In order to find a scientific answer to the question, palaeontologists studied many fossils of the prehistoric age. Now, scientists have discarded all the religious theories; these merely have historical importance. Today, the biochemical origin of life known as the Oparin-Haldane theory is widely accepted, since scientists have enough evidence to prove it. They have established that the human race evolved from Homo erectus, a creature more or less similar to the great apes. The human race came into being between 400,000 and 200,000 years ago. At that time, people lived as nomads or wanderers in groups or bands of fifty to a hundred members and often used fire and stone tools. They had not yet begun cultivating crops and depended largely upon hunting quarry and gathering wild vegetables for their survival. They had not yet learnt language, clothing, morals or religion.[...]