WHY? DO WE TEACH RELIGION? COST AND ERROR.
– Myth must only be envisioned and accepted.
– Philosophy must be reasoned and understood to be envisioned and accepted.
– Science must be measured, reasoned, and understood, to be envisioned and accepted.
1) Myths are easier to teach than measurement, calculation and reason.
2) Myths are false in that they are mere analogies, but having stood thd test of time they produce ‘true’ or ‘correspondent’ actions.
3) it is easy commit error with measurement, calculation, and reason – and hard in myth.
Why? That which we convey by myth requires only analogy to experience. That which we must measure calculate and reason is de facto outside of our direct experience.
In other words, there is more falsehood but less error in religion.
Along the same lines:
Why do we possess these forms of ethics:
instinctual, imitated, mythical, virtue, rule, and outcome?
Why do we possess fairy tails, myths and legends, history, literature, and philosophy?
Why do we teach arithmetic, mathematics, geometry, calculus, non-euclidean geometry, and statistics?
Why do we argue with one another using emotive approval and disapproval, morality, reason, rationalism, historical analogy, empirical evidence(direct), economic evidence(indirect), and ratio-operational-empirical argument?