"If it weren't for God sending me to Hell, I'd just kill you and take your cheeseburger, brother."Not exactly a moral animal, to be sure. Ethics and behavior should stand free of supernatural threats.
Yes, but for the majority of our history, most of our species have required the threat of hell for them to behave and the promise of eternal bliss to get them to risk their own lives whilst slaughtering other tribes.
Otherwise, we are just the family dog...or less!
Well, we just may be some advanced beings' or civilizations pet, food source or sadistic form of
entertainment. How's that for cosmic paranoia?