Originally Posted by Xeno
This thread arises out of this comment in a post by oberg: and my statement that I demur from that view. Oberg continued in response to my invitation to discussion:I agree this forms a sound basis for discussion. My placeholder marks a comment about "holding together" a society. I agree that ritual belief can be important in holding together a society. It is not the same subject as "civilising effect", so I deleted those words and do not propose to discuss them.
I will do my best at discussing this with you. I don't have any time right now though and probably won't get into it until early next week. We have guests at the moment and sitting around on a forum would just be rude