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Essential To Sociocultural Viability: A Belief in God

March 29, 2013

Essential To Sociocultural viability: A Belief in God

I have read extensively on the rise and decline of sociocultures.

The most central factor associated with the rise of a socioculture is a strong and organizing belief in God. The resulting advantages to the society and culture appear to be the adoption of a moral code that organizes and regularizes prosocial behavior. This strengthens trust amongst the population, which in turn aids cooperation among citizens and efficiencies in commerce.

A uniting faith in God also motivates the population to teach their faith to their children and to also naturally acculturate the children in the ways of their beloved society that has been blessed into strong existence by God.

A haunting historical observation is that when previously successful sociocultures enter relative modernity they tend to lose faith in God, the culture weakens and moral behavior dispates into chaos. Concurrently, the population becomes less civil, it becomes less fertile, and it ages into ineffectualness.

As with the aging person, nothing works as well as it once did and in time he or she is taken down by one, or a combination, of any number of common maladies.

None of this should be considered new news.

 VTM, 3/29/13

 
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“The belief in a God All Powerful wise and good, is so essential to the moral order of the world and to the happiness of man, that arguments which enforce it cannot be drawn from too many sources nor adapted with too much solicitude to the different characters and capacities impressed with it.”

James Madison, letter to Frederick Beasley, 1825


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