reply to post by demonologist842012
most people don't pray their lives away. they go to school, they go to work. maybe there are people who are scientists that go to praise and worship
on the week-end.
not everyone has the will or want for scientific studies. so most folks are not bound to be scientists to begin with. the masses are bound for more
basic labor, if/when the jobs are available. scientists are very bright. most folks, not so much.
there was a time long ago when religion was first and foremost in many peoples lives, but still their days were filled with labor. they worked their
farms, tended livestock, saw after the crops. it was not all that long ago in history when many people did not get to go to school for very long.
there was mouths to feed and everyone had their share of chores to do.
it was over generations that America went from a norm of little education and little wealth to the point where children were not primarily laborers,
and were able to become students earning high school degrees. higher education, college & university, was largely reserved for the money class that
could afford better educations for their children.
look at the big picture. much more than government, religion or science, it is the lack of wealth that has hindered much of our social structure.
fast-forward to today. most people have lifestyles similar to what past celebrities and the wealthy enjoyed. everyone is a rock star. designer
clothes, purebred dogs, hairstyles, leisure time activities, eating well, on it goes. for most the standard is pretty high.
education is not just for the wealthy now, hasn't been that way for a while. but many colleges & universities are more concerned with churning profit
than turning out graduates of high merit. America has an excess of schooled people with little job opportunities. So where is the real danger?
government, religion and science is a factor in peoples lives. but when people can't earn a living and enjoy the fruit of their labor (paychecks)
people grow angry with the government, the faithful may spend even more time with their beliefs and science suffers from lack of funding.
religion isn't as dead as the internet nay-sayers would like you to believe. not having a President that says "God bless America" and "God bless"
after every sentence (as we did for some time) merely lessens the false emphasis. this has large impact on the social conscious. there are huge
amounts of churches, synagogues and non-denominational houses of worship coast to coast, and they are well attended.
the bottom line: it seems like most people hold themselves back, they've got no one else to blame, but they still do. after you've gone through the
education system and attended the house of worship your parents did or did not take you to, you're all grown up and it's time to look around and
choose your direction.
religion? science? i've seen too many not give a damn about much more than having a good time, focused on their own pleasure, to make any
contribution or to be much affected by religion, science and government. there are a lot of people that ignore the world around them and live in their
own bliss. most people really are their own worst enemy. people being lazy and stupid has had a greater impact than science and religion has.
-- my opinion only, based on observation not on statistics or research.