Well, I will fall back into the answer I have already built for myself, especially now that you have only served to strengthen the house. When language can up and instincts took a back seat, and as man started to fear the unknown, there can a need to reason the unknown and label it. Since most of the things attributed to gods were, at that time, truely unknowns ( like WTF is lightning??), a knowable and testable anser just couldn't do. Its one part wess's looking for the why's and how's driven by the need to label and control (atleast psychologically). Because of the nature of language and what it alows us to do (things that you bring us) man could create god and say he/she/it is the cause of the unknowable. Now, if you come to the idea that god isn't a mass creation but rather a creation of a select fre, you can easily find religion as it still exists today. A thing that is used to controll the masses and support social contract. It also allows us to say that, since god was created by the few, those few were able to give that god qualities that man found favorable. I see the whole thing as a social control devised by the few "thinkers" that left the herd (see earlier in thread) in order to not only give them a place in society (preists and mystics) but also give them some measure of control so that their place remained a constant one. To apease wess, I will point out that this course of actions on the part of the thinkers protects them from being bred out of existance yet keeps them a minority due to the bell curve distribution of intellect. WOW! This shit actually sound viable.