Since the dawn of man, people have had their own forms of religion. Be it simple
ceremonial burial or complex blessing rituals, each person had their own way to explain the
wonders of nature like, how did we come here and what our purpose here was. Another thing
that each individual person had was their own morals. Morals are what define a civilization.
Labels like peaceful or barbaric are put on different civilizations because of their morals. The
morality of each civilization defined their religious beliefs.
The lives of people who lived in the early ancient history time period were tough.
They had to roam the land always looking for new game to hunt and plants and berries to
gather. The people weren't united because of all this traveling, and therefore contact with
other people was minimal. Morals are hard to develop without much contact with other people
and so the religion of these early people was minimal.
Then came the development of farming
into this time period. Farming brought the people together. Small cities began to develop
because the people didn't have to move around as much. With all this closeness, the people
developed moral views on what to think about thieves or murderers. If certain civilizations
didn't mind violence and killing, then they developed into a Brutal civilization. Consequently,
the religions of these civilizations were evolved around sacrificial rituals and allegiance to
brutal gods. The Assyrian civilization worked around this principle. They used scare tactics to
overcome their enemies and treated their captives badly. They also believed in powerful gods
who they feared. If certain civilizations became peaceful, then their religion reflected their
peaceful nature and didn't have things like sacrifices. The people in peaceful civilizations
believed in their religion because they wanted to not because they were...