posted on Oct, 5 2013 @ 08:48 PM
reply to post by Dragonfly79
Two words man: "Science Monastery". That's what we need in this world. I want to give up all earthly possessions and live in a monastery where I just
dedicate my life to scientific contemplation, reading journals and sending viable theoretical ideas to people with the money to test them, for the
good of the world, and ignore everything else.
Did you see this ATS thread?
Quantum vacuum plasma thruster and Warp Drive.....
Probably a few experts, who were able to find the time to read and read and read figured this out and are working on it, an idea that could get life
out of our solar system. But the noise and insanity of the world could yank them away at any time, and an idea that might be the ONE might be
abandoned for 100 years before someone returns to it.
Point is, in order to advance, we NEED to find a way for people to pull themselves away from the noise and insanity of the world, and just focus on
the ideas we need to make this stuff possible. We can't do it now.
I have had similar thoughts though, from a different perspective.
My main concern is the integration of religion with government, theocracy. We have had a tradition in the western world to separate the church and the
state. Contrary to popular belief, it isn't just an American idea, in fact, many of our states were religious states in the beginning and eventually
came around to the 'modern' view preferring separation.
Going back centuries, it has proven to be better for religions to not have the responsibilities of state management. We now have a religious state and
it is proving to be difficult and problematic for many of the same reasons that the church encountered and ultimately decided (or was forced) to
distance itself from administration of law.
The religion of the state is currently the church of human secularism and it has comparable articles of faith, holy representatives and an acute
intolerance of opposing views. The parallels are surprising and disturbing in their implications.
This is just the beginnings of this idea, I have been mulling it over for some time but, this thread and your specific comment have prompted me to
mention it. Having been excised from the role of government, the church of human secularism could focus on the big questions which, admittedly have
little real world application in the short term (much like theologians) and appear to be incompatible with a healthy, functional and independent
That is a cool thread by the way.
This is a great discussion that touches on this issue:
After Words: Benjamin Wiker, "Worshipping the State: How Liberalism Became Our State Religion," hosted by Krissah
Thompson, Washington Post
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