Firstly let me give a good example why religion gas deep evolutionary roots people like Carl Jung figure out that in 20st by studying mythology and religions, i have argument with other guy other day about same thing so i made same point so i will copy paste that, Reason why this religious stories exist over other religious stories is because this stories mean something deeper to us humans, i can give you one example from story of adam and eve which is deeply and has a lot to say i mean if you think that religion is stupid and unintelligent you don't understand it, let me start now, So basically story is deeply evolutionary and i'm glad that you responded btw, So firtly i got this story from JBP is professor but i think he isn't now but anyway and he got this from the book called "The Fruit, the Tree, and the Serpent" by Lynne A. Isbell she's great scinetists, So she discovered that reasons that human beings have such a good vision is that human beings coevolved with snakes, And for the same reasons that we see colors is that we are fruit eating mammals, We were living on the trees and we were eating fruits, So we Split from the chimps maybe like 8 millions years ago, And there is a difference between homo female and the chimp female mamels, Differents is that chimp woman never rejects chimp males but that is not true to humans, Woman homo species always rejected males and that is one of the things that made us self-conscious, So let's go back to book of genesis, There is a fruit tree and there is a snake on it and god tells to adamn to not eat from the tree or he will die, So what is happens next is that eve tooks adam to tree "woman" tells him to eat from that tree (i will stop you there and will remind you that whole point of the story is coming of man to self-conscious) this story explains how human beings became self-conscious and this story happened to be a true, So this is why in this story are reflected woman, snake and the fruit, So when snake tells them to eat from this tree of the knowladge of the good and evil and aslo tells them that they are not gona die but they will be like god himself, Adam and eve really eat fruit from that tree so what is happened next? They were ashamed that they were naked and hide it from each other, Then god comes along and tells them that why they eat from the tree becasue god said to not to from that tree or they will die, So what's happened? Adam and eve disvoered that they will die, So how? So human beings are only spesies that know that they are going to die, When we became self-conscious we gone crazy and that is where history started in the bible so as in real life, i hope i was enough clear about this issue, Maybe i didn't really explained as good as it was explained to me but i tried my best i will give some link and more interesting stuff about religions, That is why stories of adam and eve are reflected not only in judaism but in all sorts of other traditions same applies to the flood and to the dragons, There is same evolutionary reasons to this stories and this stories exist because they are most deep stories about humankind, for us this stories means more to us then anything and they are true, symbolicly, because religious langauge it's symbolical and if you really want to learn more about that as i said in previous comment read the jung, And you said that religion stops humans to progressig but that is not true, religion is what got us to this day and when we lost it in 20st ceuntry millions of people died because of that and people like nietzsche predicted that long time ago before everything happened he said "god is dead and we have killed him and never gonna find enough water to wash away his blood" and he clearly stated that million of people will die becasue of death of god but i don't want to get into this i think i said enough. It's time for you guys to stand up and take an issue seriously i clearly made a case that millions of people died because of lose of the same religion and people like nietzsche and dostoyevsky predicted that 40 years before, So let me jump into other point that i make time and time again but you seem to ignore it, So christianity (New testament) Self-evidently is a peaceful book it's commends not to kill and to stole and it's commends to be nice and love each other and don't kill each other, So regards to people killing other people to spread let's say Christ's word, Well i will say firstly that Christ not commends to kill to spread his word, Secondly is point that i'm making over and over again is that human beings are by nature violent and nothing you can do about that as i said many times before people are killing each other regardless of religion,politics, etc, They are killing each other over everything every time and Christianity and other peaceful religions are no exception and you cannot put your fingers on specific religion because problem is deeper then that, Do you think that for example last 2 thousand years would be much better if there was no religion and rational atheists should rule the world? Fuck no, We have it already 20st century was worst, You can self-evidently see now that religion has nothing to do with wars, conflitcs, So tell why is that? why? people are rational right now right? a better? how about no and if it has something to do with religion then it's islam and i think that islam is big problem, So problem with islam is that they didn't got their archetypal here right, For example christians have christ who was man of peace samd is true to buddhists but they got muhammad one wonder why there is so many terrorist attacks now days because of them, To shortly put is that muhammad was a bad man and he killed a lot of people and he is not very good example to have as father figure to imitate, Also btw being christian is means to imitate christ therefor do a good things and stuff like that you got my point and i don't care if people didn't do that in history, Most ironic part in all of this is that whole western civilization is based on judeo-christianity and on it's principles and laws and you are using rights that it gave you to criticize it, nietzsche called people like you "critics of what they were created from" something like that, So overall my point is that it's time to take god-damn biology seriously and give up that stupid hatred towards your culture, all this sjws, feminists, crazy leftists are driven to think that culture is corrupted and we should destroy it, That is stupid beyond belief and they are send by their professors to protest and west their time for their stupid marxism that killed millions of people in 20st century, So we should take all the problems seriously. Oh and it's only a evil religion who controls people and their political views lmao not at all so please man that isn't serious discussion, I actually said 3 times more then this text is but you have to understand what i'm talking about, So yeah.