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I'm asking because it's a question thats been on my mind for a really long time. Would we even be a type one civilization had there not been the dark ages and the supression of knowledge itself. I ask this out of simple curiosity and to see what people think. Plus there was a post on here about religious prophecy and the affect it has on the human psyche. fear for example if religion in itself had not used fear tactics. one such example are these so called after life ideas basically "if you dont worship my god, my god gonna tourture you for an eternity." Or "if your not a christian jesus isnt going to rapture you from the end times." We've seen the wars that stemed from religion (crusades anyone? this so called war in the mid east anyone?) it makes me wonder would the world be better off if there was no religion at all?edit on 16-9-2013 by truthofnitrous because: (no reason given)
Also someone said they thought it would be like Rome was, well they seem to have forgotten basic history when they said that because they were polytheistic and it was the monotheistic beliefs in Christianity that helped destroy that empire.
if I had to give a mental age to the current human species, I would say 9 or 10 years old. The age at which a human being starts to understand and to question the existence of santa.
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Bringing me to the main point, These peoples were unified under one rule. They didn't have multiple religions that caused wars and caused them to hold themselves back like we do today. We have a large amount of religions and everyone thinks they are right when it comes to their specific beliefs.