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Scientists have been debating for some time what influence ecology might have on the religious aspects of our culture. It shouldn’t come as a big surprise that culture and the natural environment interact, and there’s reason to believe that believing in god might increase cooperation even in anonymous interactions. Those two factors suggest that societies who most need to cooperate—for example, groups living in places with few resources or unreliable agricultural conditions—might have the sort of gods that would encourage cooperation. .. -Nathan Collins

Fiction Writing Prompt: Add to your character sketch? What does your character’s religious beliefs say about the environment that he/she grew up in?

Journaling Prompt: How do your religious beliefs flow from your childhood and current environments?

Art Prompt: Religion and Ecology

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a story from your childhood and how what you learned is reflected in your beliefs today, especially about the environment.

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