Early encounters with religion
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Human beings vs. the rest of the universe

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A list of all animals (or more broadly — things) in the entire universe capable of committing a sin
1. Human beings.

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A list of all animals (or more broadly — things) in the entire universe in need of redemption
1. Human beings.

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A list of all animals (or more broadly — things) in the entire universe who can either go to heaven or hell
1. Human beings.

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A list of all animals (or more broadly — things) in the entire universe who try to save the earth
1. Human beings.

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A list of all animals (or more broadly — things) in the entire universe who think of this place as their planet (which means they feel entitled to it)
1. Human beings.

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A list of all animals (or more broadly — things) in the entire universe who think they can harm the earth (and who think that earth gives a damn)
1. Human beings.

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A list of all animals (or more broadly — things) in the entire universe which, when left to their own devices, are imperfect, unworthy, deserving punishment (can’t be left to their own devices — need constant guidance, someone who will tell them what is and what isn’t good, and who go on and invent that someone and ascribe their own notions of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ to this invented eternal, transcendent being)
1. Human beings.

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A list of all animals (or more broadly — things) in the entire universe who know the concept of God
1. Human beings.

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A list of all animals (or more broadly — things) in the entire universe who subscribe to religions
1. Human beings.

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A list of all animals (or more broadly — things) in the entire universe who want to find out what is the meaning and purpose of all this (and who can’t be at peace when they don’t know it)
1. Human beings.

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A list of all animals (or more broadly — things) in the entire universe who can have trouble finding themselves in all this “mess” (world)
1. Human beings.

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A list of all animals (or more broadly — things) in the entire universe who conclude that life sucks
1. Human beings.

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A list of all animals (or more broadly — things) in the entire universe who know the concepts of success, happiness, love and hate
1. Human beings.

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A list of all animals (or more broadly — things) in the entire universe who think that life (being here) should be easier
1. Human beings.

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A list of all animals (or more broadly — things) in the entire universe who think that nobody’s perfect
1. Human beings.

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A list of all animals (or more broadly — things) in the entire universe who assume that they should know what they will be when they grow up
1. Human beings.

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A list of all animals (or more broadly — things) in the entire universe who blame themselves for their past choices
1. Human beings.

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A list of all animals (or more broadly — things) in the entire universe who believe that there is a better place (plane) and they will go there after their death (that they only need to go through this plane and they will find themselves in this better plane — if they’re good enough / decent)
1. Human beings.

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A list of all animals (or more broadly — things) in the entire universe who believe they will bond with their loved ones after death (because that’s their wish)
1. Human beings.

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A list of all animals (or more broadly — things) in the entire universe who believe in the concept of a messiah (one of them who will come to rescue them all — because, according to their belief, it’s necessary that they should be rescued, or else they’re doomed)
1. Human beings.

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A list of all animals (or more broadly — things) in the entire universe who worry that they might disappoint their families
1. Human beings.

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A list of all animals (or more broadly — things) in the entire universe who think that their offspring owe it to their parents (families) not to embarrass / disappoint them
1. Human beings.

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That’s of course only my assumption, but when I look at the rest of the universe (birds, dogs, flowers, stones, water, etc.) I get the feeling that it is fairly accurate.