http://www.pnas.org/content/104/50/19751.abstract A recent research showed that unlike monkeys, humans have the tendency to do completely worthless things "just because someone ales do them". Monkeys, do not follow rituals because rituals are worthless, a complete waist of energy while children will copy their parents no matter what so if you grew in a religious family, you are doomed to follow pointless rituals to spend your life following worthless customs and much more. Jesus Christ, all he had to do is to force few family's to follow some rituals he invented such as washing the head of a newborn with water and as long as the grown ups done so, the children would of do so too and then it turns into a ritual, a part of an entire religion. This thread is not about god and so on its just so that religious people (Christians, Muslims, Jews) will understand that whatever they do, most of it is pointless, like going to the church! or to pray every morning? researches showed that religious people DON'T HAVE A LONGER HEALTHIER LIFE!