Homo species started existing some 2.5 million years ago, Homo erectus was one of the earliest ones to go out of Africa and colonize Asia and Europe, and developed to various hominids, which ended up becoming various ethnic groups, also erectus was of the first hunter gatherer societies.
All nice and good, brain size been increasing in size among the various kinds of Homo evolving around the world, around 10,000 years ago, homo sapience diverge from his diet and invent agriculture, still a species living in the nature, having languages that are quite developed, our species start to have a consciousness of its difference from nature, possibly due to the fact that our diet at this point is completely un-natural and causing lots of problem with our new life styles, which we don’t quite know how to explain.
However with this new bred consciousness, some societies starting to consider themselves as sons of gods, in particular the Jewish, the Japanese, possibly other culture that has various gods at this point, and as that they establish the first strong ethnic connections known to us today.
Other groups adopted other notions of god and prophets, some in a more humble ways.
Agriculture is traced back to have started in the Middle East some 12,000-15,000 years ago.
While the first academic institution traces back to be a more recent invention by Muslim society, Judaism has been one of the strong religions that came early to effect big portions of the world, probably due to the fact that in this area we been deviating from our original diet for the longest, and had the most time to solidify unnatural ideas.
Asian societies seemed to have been paying closer observation to nature since they had come with more holistic philosophies that are closer in resemblance to nature; however they too had their share of mysticism.
Other tribe of homo sapience had other believe. Though not as well established since agriculture took many thousands of years to spread.
As for the Jewish people, once they got scattered across the globe, their strength of conviction and the results that their life styles offered, must have left a big impression on other races, as they have been recruited large number of homos from various races into the mix, other races that must have dropped their believes in order to join a stronger force that proved to have certainty mixed with things to show for it.
Other religions also originated at that region possibly due to similar circumstances, and followed similar route.
Various religions and ideologies didn’t recognized the validity of others, and since as a species we always liked to fight nearby tribes (like chimps like to do), we started using those religions and following stories, together with the bloody history that existed, to justify further killing and blood shed.
And this bring us to the point today, were we still kill other humans for belonging to other race or ethnic group, still build our cause on religious reasons or other political reason, though completely ignoring our history and the way we developed and brought up together as a species, developing from chimps into so many spectacular varieties, and ways of living.
Religion is an important tool to develop faith, and faith brings with it the ability to develop discipline, which is important in order to acquire skills in nowadays reality, our reality is very creative, a lot already had been done, and in order to renew, there is a need to have a lot of knowledge about what had been created in order to better it, that takes vision, faith and discipline.
This kind of creation that been taking place were at times probably enhanced by religious ideas, where the values that had been taught in religious places could help people in their spiritual development, and produced better individuals obviously, however there were always the war mongers, the ones who like to use religious for it’s darker sides.
While that always took place in the past, now there are a growing number of people that been fed up with this tendency of religious organizations. Plus many of the spiritual tools had been distilled and are now being taught in regardless of religions with great results, developing and teaching humans all of those personal skills.
Still there is a lot of confusion about this issue, since with the loss of religion there becomes a void, a lack of substance, and superficiality can infiltrate in.
A good solution to that I find in knowing more about where we come from and who we really are.
Now of course everyone knows of evolution, and that we came from apes, and Neanderthals, but do we really KNOW it? We all still think we are so different from nature, that somewhere we are sons of gods, and not animals like chimps and Neanderthals. And that is exactly what I mean.
If there were a Neanderthal among us today (and there really are) they aren’t doing so badly, even though they didn’t invent what we have here today back then.
We are those Hominids, we still develop, the stories we made were very nice but they don’t serve us anymore, they hold us back now.
Our deviation from nature is holding us back, our commercial diet is holding us back, science is yet to come with a diet as good as the one Mother Nature had for us.
Time to drop holding on to believes and ideas that are so far from the obvious truth about us, time to realize who we are, and connecting to those notions, so that we can better live in peace with each other, so that we can be healthier, and so we can truly protect what is here to protect before it is too late. Time to know the dangers within our nature, so that we can better defend ourselves against ourselves.