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Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:45 PM

 

What would a world without religion look like?

Religious people are most welcome to post here.

There's another forum for non-religious posters to talk about this option.

So, fifty years from now, 100 years, 200 years, 99% of people living on the planet no longer believe in a religion.

So. what is that world looking like?

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Reply What would a world without religion look like? (Original post)
Si MC Nov 2012 OP
rug Nov 2012 #1
smccarter Nov 2012 #2
cbayer Nov 2012 #7
smccarter Nov 2012 #25
cbayer Nov 2012 #27
malokvale77 Nov 2012 #3
Si MC Nov 2012 #5
malokvale77 Nov 2012 #15
cbayer Nov 2012 #17
malokvale77 Nov 2012 #20
cbayer Nov 2012 #24
Si MC Nov 2012 #21
cbayer Nov 2012 #23
NYC_SKP Nov 2012 #29
cbayer Nov 2012 #30
okasha Nov 2012 #39
cbayer Nov 2012 #40
cbayer Nov 2012 #6
malokvale77 Nov 2012 #32
cbayer Nov 2012 #33
malokvale77 Nov 2012 #35
cbayer Nov 2012 #4
Si MC Nov 2012 #8
cbayer Nov 2012 #11
rug Nov 2012 #19
cbayer Nov 2012 #22
NYC_SKP Nov 2012 #31
Si MC Nov 2012 #26
cbayer Nov 2012 #28
okasha Nov 2012 #41
dimbear Nov 2012 #9
PABigDaddyDemocrat Nov 2012 #10
cbayer Nov 2012 #13
uriel1972 Nov 2012 #18
uriel1972 Nov 2012 #12
immoderate Nov 2012 #14
madrchsod Nov 2012 #16
kwassa Nov 2012 #34
Sam1 Nov 2012 #36
brooklynite Nov 2012 #37
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #38

Response to Si MC (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:45 PM

1. Fantasy.

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Response to Si MC (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:50 PM

2. A wise man once wrote....

Imagine there's no heaven It's easy if you try
No hell below us Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today

Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace

You, you may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world

You, you may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us And the world will live as one

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Response to smccarter (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:57 PM

7. He's talking about much more than religion.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:24 PM

25. Absoluetly

Still wise.

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Response to smccarter (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:25 PM

27. Agree. The song really spoke to me when he did it and still does.

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Response to Si MC (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:51 PM

3. Utopioa

So sorry if I wasn't suppose to post.

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Response to malokvale77 (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:55 PM

5. No apologies

 

Someone could try to fix your spelling mistake, but that would be a religious person, I'm sure.

Suppose: verb, present tense

Supposed: gerund, or past tense verb

Atheists should learn proper grammar, which would probably fade away with Twitter and Facebook and cell phone texting.

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Response to Si MC (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:04 PM

15. Typos

Sorry, meant to correct. I had a pot on the stove. I'm not an atheist. I just don't believe in any religion.

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Response to Si MC (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:07 PM

17. Why would a religious person as opposed to a non-religious person try to fix his spelling

mistake?

Really, I'm truly curious.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:16 PM

20. Okay...

I don't know where you're you going with this, and I frankly don't care. I just happen to think that religion is an excuse for lazy thinkers.

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Response to malokvale77 (Reply #20)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:24 PM

24. My question was not being posed to you at all. I respect your position on this.

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Response to Si MC (Reply #21)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:22 PM

23. Not me, because I've never been to one of those.

Are you calling me a troll?

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Response to cbayer (Reply #23)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:27 PM

29. I have never....

...read such an off the wall insulting (and way off the mark) reply on this board as the one charging you with having been someone they met at a rally or whatever.



wow.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #29)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:29 PM

30. And a troll to boot.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #30)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 01:01 PM

39. The hidden post isn't entirely without merit.

I kind of like the idea of "Wafting" out of an event without dealing with the crowds.

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Response to okasha (Reply #39)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 01:03 PM

40. I've made a fine art out of wafting.

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Response to malokvale77 (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:56 PM

6. How so? How would it be different? And is there any risk of throwing out

the baby with the bathwater?

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Response to cbayer (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:46 PM

32. I don't know about others...

but I always took the baby out before I threw out the bath water. That's common sense.

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Response to malokvale77 (Reply #32)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:10 PM

33. Lol, great response.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #33)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:39 PM

35. Back at you...

Just drank a good cold St. Pauli Girl.

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Response to Si MC (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:54 PM

4. It will never happen, so it might be better to ask how people

of different religions and those with no religion can best co-exist and even work together to make the world a better place.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:57 PM

8. It will never happen, like when democracy came about while

 

Kings and Queens ruled England and Europe?

Remember Marie Antionette?

Are you hoping all people who don't believe will eat your cake?

Somehow, I hit a nerve deeply in your psyche, you felt the need to respond without thinking, reflexively, defensively. You cannot allow your brain to think further ahead than you currently do, I guess.

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Response to Si MC (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:00 PM

11. Eat my cake?

It will never happen. Religion has always been here and always will be, whether some want it to go away or not. Better to find a way to work with it.

Kings and Queens have not.

I really don't get your Marie Antoinette reference at all.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:08 PM

19. He hit a nerve deeply in your psyche.



I missed him.

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Response to rug (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:20 PM

22. I'm just hoping to be the winner of this thread. Maybe he means I will get cake!

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Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:32 PM

31. You just won this thread! By a UNANIMOUS decision!

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Response to cbayer (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:25 PM

26. Religion was here before we landed on the moon

 

Religions thought the moon was something their god controlled, all those eclipses and stuff.

The tides? The MOON!!!

Nope, religion had NOTHING to do with that!

Try again about how "religion has always been here" .. deny and minimize science, I so love when you do that routine! Then you come back with how you love science and think people who don't love science are "......." Oh wait, if I posted that I would be banned, you were never banned for calling some religious nuts ".....'

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Response to Si MC (Reply #26)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:26 PM

28. Where did I deny or minimize science?

Banned? Who's been banned?

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Response to Si MC (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 01:04 PM

41. Remember the Jacobins who followed her to the guillotine?

They tried to create a France without religion. It didn't work out.

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Response to Si MC (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:58 PM

9. This is the intersection of religion and nonreligion. It is a special space where

all views are welcome. Due to the nature of the topic, discussions sometimes seem a bit heated, but all views are welcome.

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Response to Si MC (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:59 PM

10. ...and no religion too.

The initial goals of religion, to answer life's questions and instill within the masses a faith in existence and the establishment of a moral code have been usurped over millennia into a political miasma.

Religion is the one institution that has taken more lives and cost the world more opportunity than anything else mankind has developed.

Fuck religion.

That is not to dismiss God or spirituality, only religion. Because religion is not God and God is not religion.

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Response to PABigDaddyDemocrat (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:02 PM

13. Except maybe weapons designed for the sole purpose of killing others,

but why quibble?

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Response to PABigDaddyDemocrat (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:08 PM

18. I have to disagree

I don't think religion is the biggest cause of warfare. However, I believe it has often acted as an enabler for those wars. "God is on our side" and so on.

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Response to Si MC (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:01 PM

12. Don't want to rain on your parade

but I'm pretty sure we would find something else to fight about.

I'm also sure religion would follow us to different worlds if we ever get spaceflight, just in different forms.

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Response to Si MC (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:03 PM

14. It would look like the planet Kolob.



--imm

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Response to Si MC (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:05 PM

16. booring...

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Response to Si MC (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 09:29 PM

34. You are my new favorite poster.

High entertainment value.

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Response to Si MC (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:12 PM

36. I think it would look pretty much the same.

There can be believers with out religions, to wit the communists, the national socialists, the fascists, and true believers of all strips and colors. Belief is not restricted to religion and religion is not restricted belief. However I think religion will always be around because there will always be mystery and conversations that can not be settled or ended and that is what religion is about. Think about an horizon and walking toward it. No matter how far you walk it is still the same distance away even though the terrain has change and suprises have been encountered along the way. To tell the truth belief is nothing more then to quite walking and conclude one has seen it all. That is to refuse to encounter the new, the wondrous, the mysterious.

There is still religion in the Catholic Church because the Nuns are forcing the hierarchy to get up and walk toward the horizon. When there is no challenge then religion will desert the Church and it will wither and die. You see the religious nature of the church has been maintained by the doubters and the seekers the ones who continue the walk toward the ever receding horizon and are damned by the belivers for it.

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Response to Si MC (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:19 PM

37. Pretty much the same as today

Cultural tribalism will continue to find ways for one group to hate another.

As for ordinary life, most people lead a secular life now; they just clothe their decisions in religious arguments.

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Response to Si MC (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:53 PM

38. When the aliens land they will bring new gods

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