Originally Posted by claviculasolomonis
I found this on my lunch break today and found it interesting. Sometimes i wonder why or how alot of major/mainstream religions are sort of backwards.
natural selection. a violent polygamist society that severely persecutes unbelievers, has very high birth rates, is expansionist both territorially and spiritually will eventually conquer its neighbors.
lets pretend its neighbors are pacifists or isolationists or whatever. even if they are superior militarily for the time being. unless somehow their neighbor implodes or they work up the pluck to try and remove it, it is statistically likely that eventually their neighbor will become more powerful at which case they will roll up the pacifist country and replace it religiously.
obviously oversimplified, but its not very hard to imagine how obediance, violence, high birth rates, expansionism and strong community connections will quickly kick the living **** out of some esoteric pacifist society.