> > If people didn't get something out of the concept of god, how long do
> > think the idea would last?
> You misunderstand the concept of meme's. Then again.....maybe you don't.
> point is that in a certain number of brains......<god> finds a fertile
> nesting area and replicates.
> This replication has nothing to do with how 'real" <god> is or whether or
> it benifits the brains that it infects.
I know. But there are many ways of getting a payoff that aren't necessarily beneficial. For instance, drug users get something out of using their drug, even if it is otherwise ruining their lives. Women who stay with men who beat them are getting some kind of payoff, even though we many think they are nuts.