Cowboys and Indians - the influence of agriculture on ethics

in #religion6 years ago (edited)


My wife is drawn to visit India and explore the roots of Buddhism. That is fine, diversity of interests is inevitable and helps to make people uniquely valuable.

Myself, apart from staying put, living simple, saving money, so I dont need to interfere with business transactions so much. I am more drawn to Canada, Alaska, Africa or even Australia where some of the indigenous cultures remember their connection to ancient food chains.

Agriculture, Industry, and then especially the industrialisation of agriculture have removed most of us from, not just the connection with ancient food webs. We now have no idea even what food is, where it all went or how to get back into some sort of alignment with what was working really well up until about 12,000 years ago. The over hunting of the mega-fauna began much earlier and its probable impact on habitat should not be over-looked.

A friend described to me that this Buddhist symbol,(Ulome) shows how our paths wonder back and fourth trying different things until we find ourselves in alignment with the truth of what simply is.

Buddhism is a wonderful psychology, but does not always appear to be strongly grounded in biology. If anything, like other religions, it appears to be influenced by agriculture. Which makes sense as most religions exist to help people to manage their suffering and return to more peaceful interactions.

Industry and Agriculture have changed our relationships to each other and our habitats. Religions and all schools of education have to adapt to those realities, so there is no criticism in this.


Coping is not thriving, for that we need health and a firm grounding in reality to maintain functionality. We become addicted to comforts to the degree that healthy function is compromised. (I see addiction as the use of harmful habits to alter, otherwise unbearable emotional states).

This is why I feel that in a hierarchy of needs, understanding of biology as a baseline would serve us better than morality, engineering or economics. Ancient cultures lacked the language and the tools to delve into biology as a hard science. We do have them now, and what emerges, as more people have access to the data, will be very interesting.

All dogma's are going to have to evolve or continue to lose credibility against what simply works in a world that will always be governed by the state of its biology.


@freemoceanisnow, Really interesting to read and i have different concepts and opinions for the History and in my opinion in some cases what we've told can be an lie.

We are thinking that Ancient people were less developed, but reality and in my opinion they were more developed and Technologically advanced and all the Ancient Architectures speaks about that.

And some Conspiracy Theorists say that we are not the only generations who achieved these developments, inturn life is an cycle and one day the cycle will end and the generations before were developed too, and this cycle will continue.

And one more thing is very important and that is Ancient Cave Men drawn many cave art and some researches say that after analysing closely then those art were nothing but the Satellite Images.

Wishing you an great day and stay blessed. 🙂

Congratulations @freemoceanisnow! You have completed the following achievement on the Steem blockchain and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

Award for the number of upvotes

Click on the badge to view your Board of Honor.
If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word STOP

Do not miss the last post from @steemitboard:

SteemitBoard Ranking update - Steem Power, Followers and Following added

Support SteemitBoard's project! Vote for its witness and get one more award!

@freemoceanisnow, sorry to see you have less Steem Power.
Your level lowered and you are now a Minnow!

Do not miss the last post from @steemitboard:

The Meet the Steemians Contest is over - Results are coming soon ...

Support SteemitBoard's project! Vote for its witness and get one more award!

Congratulations @freemoceanisnow! You received a personal award!

Happy Birthday! - You are on the Steem blockchain for 3 years!

You can view your badges on your Steem Board and compare to others on the Steem Ranking

Vote for @Steemitboard as a witness to get one more award and increased upvotes!

Coin Marketplace

STEEM 0.20
TRX 0.13
JST 0.029
BTC 68237.15
ETH 3499.75
USDT 1.00
SBD 2.72