I don't think humanity will survive religion
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27-02-2015, 04:00 PM
RE: I don't think humanity will survive religion
(27-02-2015 02:00 PM)yakherder Wrote:  Change happens slowly. People may be stubborn, but laws are slowly becoming more and more secular. Certain places fighting this change by going in the other direction (to the extreme) is a somewhat predictable outcome, as are clashes with groups like ISIS. Abrahamic religions have proliferated the world over the past couple thousand years, and it might take another thousand for them to get beat down. But the mere fact that they no longer provide a survival advantage to the societies which practices them will ultimately be their downfall.

Step 1: Beat down the "extremists" while encouraging countries to adapt laws that are more secular in nature.
Step 2: Let the "moderates" die out as culture slowly adapts to fit the new environment we face.

Baby steps.

Or if we end up nuking ourselves out of existence before then, so be it. Such is life.

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27-02-2015, 04:17 PM
RE: I don't think humanity will survive religion
(27-02-2015 01:21 PM)pablo Wrote:  As soon as aliens picked up an old broadcast of The 700 Club, they'd turn around and go back home.

But what if they didn't? Consider What if they thought the 700 Club was the most compelling theology and philosophy ever conceived? Shocking

We'd be done for. Weeping

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27-02-2015, 04:51 PM
RE: I don't think humanity will survive religion
(27-02-2015 11:20 AM)The Q Continuum Wrote:  
(27-02-2015 09:52 AM)Toney Wrote:  With technology advancing at the rate it is and with religion hanging on and on, I'm thinking that humanity is doomed by peoples need for god(s). Our brains must be wired in such a way, that a persons own death, is so unthinkable, that delusion is preferred above reason and logic. If we could make it long enough, reason would prevail but I don't see that humanity has the time. Religious nuts just don't have stones to throw anymore. I think that religious nuts will kill humanity off in the name of their bullshit god.

I wonder that with the vastness of the universe and the amount of time its been around, if there's been "intelligent" life in the universe before and it always destroys itself as soon as its' technology allows it to do so.

Wouldn't it be funny if when the religious nuts started hurling nuclear weapons at one another, aliens came down from their spacecraft and saved all the Atheist? I'd love to see the look on Pat Robertson face!
Smile

PS: The good news is: I'm getting old enough not to care.

Sorry for the ramble

Right. It has to be about religion. It couldn't be the end of the world is pressured by:

*child porn
*proliferation of nukes
*rampant warfare
*gangs and killings and uprisals/reprisals
*totalitarianism
*etc. which are condemned by evangelical Christians--if not by Muslim extremists

My point is it isn't ALL religions just like it's not all about you.If the world was atheist it would be a dull place to live.Consider

"If the world was atheist it would be a dull place to live" NO

The world be a better, happier and safer place if Christianity disappeared. Visualize societies in which many more minority groups are sincerely respected. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all the time and energy currently used in going to church was somehow channeled into humanitarian projects to improve dietary health, sanitation and education? Think of the good work that could be done through secular organizations using money saved by not subsidizing churches.

Some people would suffer a temporary deep-seated loss, but I think most individuals would be happier and healthier, particularly if they embraced a newfound confidence in the wisdom and companionship, not of imaginary friends in the sky, but of their fellow men.

The only people likely to suffer any long-term consequences would be some bean counters and clergy, who would lose their jobs, income and status, although most of them would be happier too when they found more meaningful employment.
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28-02-2015, 08:55 AM
RE: I don't think humanity will survive religion
Atheism killed billions of civilizations in universe(fermi paradox)
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28-02-2015, 09:01 AM
RE: I don't think humanity will survive religion
What's a universe without religion???

The same big place, with one less delusion.

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28-02-2015, 10:23 AM
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(28-02-2015 08:55 AM)dimaniac Wrote:  Atheism killed billions of civilizations in universe(fermi paradox)

On tablet, so potentially speaking out of the wrong orifice here.
Doesn't the Fermi paradox just say that we think there SHOULD be intelligent life all over the galaxy by now but there ISN'T? That is, we don't know there were/are other civilizations out there to kill off?
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28-02-2015, 10:31 AM
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(28-02-2015 10:23 AM)OddGamer Wrote:  
(28-02-2015 08:55 AM)dimaniac Wrote:  Atheism killed billions of civilizations in universe(fermi paradox)

On tablet, so potentially speaking out of the wrong orifice here.
Doesn't the Fermi paradox just say that we think there SHOULD be intelligent life all over the galaxy by now but there ISN'T? That is, we don't know there were/are other civilizations out there to kill off?
Fermi paradox means that technologically advanced civilizations don't last long(obviously because of atheism)
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28-02-2015, 11:15 AM
RE: I don't think humanity will survive religion
(28-02-2015 10:31 AM)dimaniac Wrote:  
(28-02-2015 10:23 AM)OddGamer Wrote:  On tablet, so potentially speaking out of the wrong orifice here.
Doesn't the Fermi paradox just say that we think there SHOULD be intelligent life all over the galaxy by now but there ISN'T? That is, we don't know there were/are other civilizations out there to kill off?
Fermi paradox means that technologically advanced civilizations don't last long(obviously because of atheism)

Obviously? To your limited mind, perhaps.

And besides, the Fermi Paradox doesn't say that. It merely asks the question "where are they?"

The answer may well be that they are out there but the distances are insurmountable.

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28-02-2015, 11:34 AM
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(28-02-2015 11:15 AM)Chas Wrote:  The answer may well be that they are out there but the distances are insurmountable.
That's wrong. It takes less than million years to colonize galaxy and there are plenty of sun like stars in Milky Way.
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28-02-2015, 11:40 AM
RE: I don't think humanity will survive religion
(28-02-2015 11:34 AM)dimaniac Wrote:  
(28-02-2015 11:15 AM)Chas Wrote:  The answer may well be that they are out there but the distances are insurmountable.
That's wrong. It takes less than million years to colonize galaxy and there are plenty of sun like stars in Milky Way.

Wow, there are too many unsupported assumptions there. You have no idea if colonizing a galaxy is even possible, let alone put a time estimate on it.

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