Star Light Star Bright
On a coffee run yesterday I was musing with a non-religious colleague about religion and belief. He noted that in his view religious belief tends to wither once human needs are met and people obtain physical comforts.
I replied that this appeared largely true, but the actual reason was not because the meeting of our physical needs negated a psychological need to believe. Rather, our urban technologically advanced society has obscured the stars. I told him that the aquisition of belief in God becomes much more dificult if you can't see the stars.
He laughed a scoffing laugh.
But it's true.