Throughout the entirety of history, in every single culture and social group throughout the world, man has prayed to and revered a higher spiritual power. They have spent billions of dollars on religious edifices, worship centers, altars, shrines, sanctuaries, seminaries, doctorates and degrees, literature. There has been holy wars, inquisitions, honour killings, sacrifices, dissentions and factions within families, societies and nations, all in the name of religion. Man has defined himself as either a Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Buddhist, Christian or Jew - all related to religion.You’re unredeeming sarcasm does nothing to defend your now falsified theory.
So. Per you. Humans alone have been granted the divine power of “conscience and sense of morality”.
Yet this has been and continues to be repeatedly falsified.
So.… since your theory has been patently falsified let us alter it. There are multiple options:
- Humanity was not created in the image of God.
- If God started it all, then clearly God created all animals with the same sense of consciousness and morality, yet this truth was somehow left out of the book called ”The Bible“ (translation = “the book” ) and probably other human writings on theology.
- There is no god.
- if this God character did create the universe and all the creatures in it (all of whom have morality), then it didn’t happen the way you think it happened.
- ….etc….etc…..there are many more that I’m sure we could all come up with, with just a little brainstorming.
You see @DNB , the theory must conform to reality.….Not the other way around.
So if your original theory is shown by the facts to be false, (as yours was) then you have to swallow you ego and pride, admit it was wrong, and try to create a new hypothesis which encompasses what we all actually see. That’s how science works.
In other words, have you ever met a Jewish bird, a Christian alligator or Muslim dog? Have you ever seen a fish with a crucifix around its neck, or a camel with a burka on its head?
Don't even try to equate man's intrinsic and definitive spiritual dimension, with the secular and solely instinctive nature of non humans.