I'm always irritated and drawn to atheist vs theist 'discussions'. I grew up with these sort of conversations and the patterns seem comforting, but I also did everything I could to get away from my youth. My question has always been: Is the argument even worth it? Which brings this to my question, which is primarily posed to atheists who are more likely to engage in these sort of scraps. But, anybody feel free to answer:
Imagine that humankind did not ever have the inclination to think any kind of anthropomorphic, or animorphic, or any kind of supernatural entity was responsible for any unexplained phenomena. Let's not say that they didn't have any imagination at all, let's just say that when they saw lightening in the distance, for whatever reason, they didn't attribute it to the great Perkūnas.
How do you think we would have progressed differently? Would inter-human conflict be reduced? How about politics, technology? Get as detailed as you feel.