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A world without religion, how will it really look?

The voices against religious belief are growing stronger in recent years as is to be expected in this age of information, but would there really be an idyllic world waiting in the end of this war?

Would the people susceptible to the religious doctrines really abandon illogical thinking, or will we see the various "New Age" movements get stronger with new pseudo scientific lies that might seem like an easier path to take than the proof demanding science, as we see today from many secular people around the world?

How far are we from completely embracing knowledge and research? How do you envision such a world?


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    Mar 11 2011: What are companies at the Apex of the sciences doing with the knowledge and technology they have so "graciously" copyrighted or made secret? ie Monsanto.

    I think this is a most salient point most of those who rail against faith miss.

    Science, the summum bonum of our ability to define and thereby control our environment, must always work in tandem with morality, which is the root of our accountability.

    Raw science has no intersest in accountability other than proving an observatiion infallible, and securing the means (Money) to continue research. So what if we cripple our bioshpere or kill millions in the process.

    I would go so far as to say that anytime science has been used to the betterment of mankind it happened because those involved with the genisis of the technology had some sense of morals which, like it or not, have origins in the wisdom intrinsic to some faith.
    • Mar 12 2011: FYI it wasn't scientists who decided to copyright seeds, it was politicians (the majority of whom in this country are "christian"), who were in turn influenced by businessmen. Raw science has interest in accountability and morals, they are called ethics boards, and they are in place for most scientific research. That is why experiments like the stanford prison experiment, or the little albert experiment would never be allowed nowadays. Einstein regretted his letter to FDR suggesting the weaponization of fission until the day he died. Morals do not come from faith, they come from the fact that if you are a monkey and you kill another monkey for no reason, you get booted from the tribe. Faith is control through seduction (heaven), or fear (hell).
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        Mar 13 2011: I would argue that they are at least guilty by association (specifically where such abominations contain kill genes etc...).

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