Removal Of "Higher Religion" Does Not Produce Atheism Because Of People's Innate Inclinations Towards Supernatural Beliefs

With the decline in institutional religion in the West one would predict folk beliefs to reemerge [due to humans innate predisposition toward supernatural beliefs], as the control of mass belief by the elites is no longer enforced by the state or higher institutions.

-- Razib Khan

from "Who believes in the evil eye?"

Quoted on Fri Jun 24th, 2011