A Civilization advance.
The evolution of religion traces back to elementary systems of belief and practice concerning those events that primitive people felt were uncontrollable and mysterious, like weather and death. Religion gave people a sense that they could understand the world around them and, perhaps, plead to some greater force that would intervene on their behalf. When leaders began to claim special relationships with these forces, organized religion emerged to strengthen, codyfy, and eventually supplant individual belief. At times, a common religious belief, and the code of behavior that comes with it, has been the only uniting bond that held a fragmenting society together. Unfortunately, organized religion has also been responsible for inquisitions, wars of genocide, and the suppression of scientific inquiry.
Prerequisites: Philosophy and Writing.
Allows for: none.

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