Culture and Religion

Observations about society, including culture and religion, and about life. With our inherent social nature, group behaviors are important, such as divide and conquer, absolute power, or conformance, in the critical issues of our day. A team with diverse skills can accomplish what an individual cannot. Our problems are solved when we work together.

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Our Global Community

An Example Community

Cultural Maturity

Righteous Mind in a Group

Social Evolution

Social Equilibrium

Social Classes

Studies of Behavior, Class, Power

Infant Social Development

Culture Conceives Religion

Racism, Fear, and Hate

Culture of Fear


Hard Wired to Compare

Social Groups


These pages are about culture and society. The date shown in parentheses is the date that page was last changed.

Our global community. A human being is a social creature. The denial of that part of our nature has major consequences. (04/06/2003)

An example community - a large city To illustrate our social structure: consider Detroit from a view high in the sky. (04/06/2003)

Cultural Maturity Does America have the cultural maturity to sustain our prosperity or are we headed for collapse? (09/25/2005)

Righteous Mind in a Group Critical points missed in the book by Jonathan Haidt (10/07/2012)

Social Evolution Can contemporary society evolve to avoid the imminent disaster as power is concentrated among only a few? (04/28/2013)

Social Equilibrium Globalization has disrupted any earlier social equilibrium and it is unclear what form it will take when stabilized again. (06/16/2013)

Social Classes Mankind over its history does not manage well the lower levels of a hierarchy. (11/10/2013)

Studies of Behavior, Class, and Power Most people are aware of the adage “absolute power corrupts absolutely” but there have been a number of academic studies that reveal just what that means in terms of different behaviors. (01/09/2014)

Infant Social Development Recent studies reveal social interaction is a critical aspect of an infant’s development when less than a year old. (01/10/2015)

Culture Conceives Religion The culture defines the religion for its community. Historically many cultures spawned a polytheistic religion but more recently a few cultures spawned monotheistic religions, most notably Christianity and Islam. Both religions are individualistic, with the individual’s concern over the afterlife taking precedence over concerns of society.(02/01/2015)

Racism, Fear, and Hate The many recent stories of police murdering blacks and the recent investigation into the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department reveal the pervasive racism in our American society. (03/08/2015)

Culture of Fear The recent terrorist acts in America maintain a culture of fear. These false flag operations maintain a strategy of tension, so the American campaign for world empire remains unaffected by the electorate. (12/30/2015)

Introverts Comments about the highly recommended book Quiet by Susan Cain, a book about introverts in modern society. (04/02/2016)

Hard Wired to Compare Our inherent capacity for empathy means we are hard wired to compare ourselves to others, to always relate to others. (04/03/2016)

Social Groups People are inherently groupish so social groups are important in society. (05/11/2018)

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