start from the premise that, in some form or other and at some moment or other, people require order and leadership in their lives and, particularly, in their societies. The answer here does not propose to discuss why that is, although, as a general assumption, it may be related to an overall rejection of chaos and what this brings about, especially from what history has taught us about periods of chaos in our lives and society.

Starting with religion, the first notable thing to be analyzed is that, from a philosophical perspective, the world has no meaning to an individual. One is born, goes through life (which usually means working hard to make a living and to survive every single day) and dies. There seems to be no overarching purpose in all this.

So, this is where religion intervenes initially. It gives us a better understanding of things and all...
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