Originally Posted by jamasiel
While it has produced interesting discussions like this thread, the positing by Dawkins and "The New Atheists" (term from the Wired article featuring him and other associates) of a "world without religion" seems pointless - religion will always be with us. What shall we then do?
This is not a statement on what I believe is "true" or what my religion or spirituality might be - it's observing the world. Yes, we know religion has been the excuse for countless terrible things throughout history and even before - what shall we then do? Yes, it also provides an excuse to remain ignorant of science, to be intolerant, to kill and oppress - what shall we then do?
- 'equality' or the concept of it has been used to be intolerant, kill and opress
- science has been used as an excuse to remain ignorant, to kill, to opress. - Dawkins is a self-evident example of a 'scientist ' being actively ignorant
- governments, and even democracy in particular have been used to kill, opress and be intolerant - should we do away with government? democracy? science?