I brought this subject up in response to some comments in This Thread
Considering the subject, however, I thought the subject might profit from it's own thread.
Throughout the socio-political climate of history, religions in one form or another have had their prickly relations.
Seems everyone wants their own bit of insulated xenophobic club-members only patch of dirt.
Possible solution: colonize space.
Granted, colonizing space would be a task and effort that would take several hundreds of years, but, each religious organization, whether it's the
Catholic Church, Judaism, Islam, whichever, control large sums of cash.
With effort, and time, each of these groups could have their own bit of rock to stomp around on far away from anyone bothering them, or them causing
trouble with anyone else.
A quick search on google shows estimates of the Catholic church controlling a guesstimated 40billion in the bank, not counting assests tied up in
realestate, investments, and other hard assests.
A quick search on net worth of Judaism brings up percentages stating that 18% of America's Billionaires are Jewish. Judaism has quite a bit of
privately controlled scratch.
Others have their own reserves and pools to pull funds from.
Each group, on their own, or in cooperation with Nasa, Roscosmos, ESU, or any national/international space program could very well toss their
hats/yarmulkes/turbans/whatevers into the space race with their own goals to eventually realize their very own promised lands.
This infusion of currency would further the development of technologies for the benefit of all mankind in efforts to establish a sustainable presence
off this rock, plus, it'd be a step toward each prickly religious faction setting up their own little bit of paradise somewhere in the heavens so they
can stop fighting over bits of dirt here on Earth.
With enough effort, everyone could have their own little corner of the moon, a few rocks in the asteroid belt, bases on moons around Jupiter + Saturn,
and/or even out into the far icy reaches of the Kuiper belt/Oort Cloud.
What are your thoughts on this?
The international space exploration concern, I think would benefit from an infusion of cash, regardless of where it comes from, and programs
developed, over time, could benefit everyone.
There'd be no more need for fights over scraps of land when whichever 'people' you belong to or identify with got their own little piece of heaven in
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