Man as Fictionalist, Jesus as Philosopher, Aristotle as Scientist

Man creates the narrative god in order to produce an authority figure who is an arbitrator between different preferences and customs. We invented custom before religion, and religion before law, and law before science. This narrative takes advantage of a quirk in human psychology that seeks to avoid blame. So neither party in an exchange dominates the other and no party seeks to retaliate against the other, because both are adhering to the demands of an ‘alpha’ ruler.

Again, God Narratives take advantage of a quirk in our social instincts.

The problem is, we have passed through mystical, supernatural, theological, rational, legal, and now scientific phases.

And there is no reason to fail to pay the cost of teaching us to circumvent that quirk than there is to fail the cost of teaching reading, math, and reason.