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22-03-2011, 01:13 PM
RE: Religion to become extinct
(22-03-2011 12:30 PM)gaglamesh731 Wrote:  This is my fear as well.
There will always be beliefs but hopefully with education society can move to a more rational perspective.
A while ago we explained the events of our planets through gods.
Maybe one day we won't need them to explain the universe.

That is not a fear of me. The only fear I have is when religion gets corrupt and try to control others who don't believe or use government.

Let me share this with you. This is from J. Michael Straczynski. A great writer and he wrote almost every episode of Babylon 5. He IS an atheist, but he acknowledge that we can't not get rid of religion. This is why his show Babylon 5 portrays many different religions from Earth and Alien.
Quote:Let me just lay the foundation here for a moment in the area of
religion and Babylon 5. I'm an atheist, that simple. But that's me. If
you look at the long history of human society, religion -- whether you
describe that as organized, disorganized, or the various degrees of
accepted superstition -- has always been present. And it will be present
200 years from now. That may not thrill me, but when one is a writer, one
must deal with realities, and that's one of them. To totally ignore that
part of the human equation would be as false and wrong-headed as ignoring
the fact that people get mad, or passionate, or strive for better lives.

So we do deal with the questions of religion, and spirituality, and
their definitions, without being abusive. A couple of stories on this
area, like David Gerrold's "Believers" may be very controversial. On the
other hand, my script for "The Parliament of Dreams" is a straight-ahead
showcase, in which every species on B5 is encouraged to demonstrate his
or her dominant belief system, as practiced back home. So we learn more
about Minbari religion, more about the Centauri's rather Bacchanallian
form of religion, along with others. And Sinclair is put in the difficult
position of being asked to show what Earth's dominant belief system is.
The solution to which is, I think, kinda cool.

In the Babylon 5 universe, all the things that make us human -- our
obsessions, our interests, our language, our culture, our flaws and our
wonderfulnesses -- are all still intact.

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“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.” ~ Gautama Buddha
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22-03-2011, 04:17 PM
RE: Religion to become extinct
That is a wonderful post.
Have to watch Babylon5 sometime.
I'm more of a Star Trek fan so I'm more for the no-religion society.Well, there was some religion in Deep Space Nine and Enterprise but it was never attributed to humans as a dominant part of their lives.
I guess I'm more optimistic people are willing to accept a more reason-based position on life.
I have no doubt superstition and personal beliefs will linger for many generations to come but I'd like to see organized religion go.I wish people would each have their own opinion that was not indoctrinated into them by a religious leader who has an agenda.I'd like to see people read books and debate ideas in open forums rather than obey unquestioningly what they were told at their place of worship.
It's just my hope.

Atheism is a religion like OFF is a TV channel !!!

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23-03-2011, 09:13 AM
RE: Religion to become extinct
Hey, Doc.

Babylon 5. Best. Show. Evar.

For me, what is powerful about that moment is the acceptance of diversity. Diversity saves. Homogeneity destroys.

Peace and Love and Empathy,

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23-03-2011, 06:42 PM
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I think religion will become extinct in the industrialized countries, except maybe the USA Sad as we still have a long way to go. There are too many religiotards in this country. People in the other industrialized countries how is it not having to put up with religion as much? I have to put up with it a lot whether it be on Facebook or around campus.....
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24-03-2011, 12:16 AM
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I can't see religion becoming extinct. I would like it to, but I don't think that the human race has enough people who are able and willing to accept reality for that to happen. My hope is that religion will be treated as a belief and not as fact. That is probably the best that could happen.

When I find myself in times of trouble, Richard Dawkins comes to me, speaking words of reason, now I see, now I see.
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