posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 09:54 AM
Originally posted by nicolee123nd
Some people may see the growth in nonreligious people as a bad thing, weather it's for the sake of their religion or that they just don't like
atheists. But I see this as a good thing. I'm an atheist, and I'm gonna admit, I think religion is holding us back from advancing, scientifically
An atheist population can become more scientifically advanced, mostly because religious activists won't get in the way. For example, the only reason
evolution is a theory and not a law is because there are too many creationists in the equation. Face it, there's too much evidence and nothing to
disprove evolution. Aside from evolution, there would be so much more scientific opportunities for the future, such as stem cell research, better
birth control, origins of life on earth, searching for life on other planets, origins of the universe, and so much more. All because the Bible isn't
stopping us anymore.
Without religion (Christianity in particular), we could have a better society overall. No longer would gays, women, blacks, and anyone else looked
down on in some religions be considered lesser citizens. Kids wouldn't be bullied for their beliefs. It's a fact that, if there was no religion,
most wars wouldn't have been fought. Some say 90% of wars are started because of religion, some say only 15%, but there is no way to tell really.
There's no debating that America is becoming less and less religious. Do you think this is good or bad? What would you say is up for the future?
Here's a thought, and I wonder if anyone has brought this up. I've read that just as many people are still "religious" or Spiritual (man's laws)
but less are going to or registered at a place of worship (Church, etc.) Know what I mean?
Also, I know it's only your personal opinion, I consider myself Christian, I'm a woman and I don't look down on Gays, Blacks other women, etc.
Children will be made fun of or bullied for the silliest things, not just religion! Heh! (For example, when I was in 5th grade and new to the school I
was going to I was introduced to the class as a boy because my haircut was SUPER short and, um, I wasn't "developed" yet
and for that, I was
made fun of HORRIBLY.) Actually I never knew where anyone I knew was made fun of for their religion...in school, but I know it does happen. (And
teasing of any kind really sucks, and is NOT ok, EVER.)
I just don't think that religion, "especially" Christianity, makes the world a worse place. There have been plenty of dictators and not-so-nice
people that were atheist or agnostic who have done not so nice things, you know? I think religion is just a vehicle, like say a gun, that can be used
for good or bad. It's the people who do these things that are to blame. (good) or bad. On that note, I would like to point out that if it were not
for my parish, my family would have gone the winter with out heating in our house. All things must be taken with a grain of salt and through
Thank you for your post and provoking good discussion, and allowing me the chance to respectfully disagree with you!