As the continuation of earlier post religion driven success
I want to convince you that believing in some kind of religion could be in some circumstances the best strategy to evolutionary success.
Firstly, i would like to remind what is the definition of evolution success as the result of natural selection –
Natural selection is the gradual process by which biological traits become either more or less common in a population as a function of the effect of inherited traits on the differential reproductive success of organisms interacting with their environment.
That said, imagine you are living in XV century Europe. And, you are an atheist. Would it be easier for you to find a partner and pass further your genes if you would be a catholic? People around you are now creating your “environment”, so the reproductive success is relative to that environment. If religion is factor that changes your chances in reproduction, it can be ultimately positive.