Religion is merely humans attempts to understand God, this attempt is completely neutral and natural at onset but can be used as a tool to accomplish good and bad outcomes. As it is a product of humans typically we see that it creates more bad than good. I am not shocked at this as it seems to reflect the nature of Humanity in general.
God has nothing at all to do with religion.
The belief that there is no God is just another man made attempt to understand this universe in which we find ourselves, and i fear could be used to propagate as much if not more evil upon other human beings than any other belief system every widely held by a group of people. I think this because there are no restrains at all in a no God religion. Look at all the rules that were held by all the religions and even under the effect of these restraining rules designed to curb the appetite for human evil and destruction Very MUCH still occurred. It is hard for me to imagine what humanity may be capable of with only there own subjective experiences and consciences to hold them back. I suspect that using humanities history as a guidebook and a pointer to were we are headed that things may get very bad indeed.
Is it possible or not that we may see any of these scenarios played out Why or Why not?
1. Anyone believing in a God or Gods should be sterilized so as to keep the virus from spreading?
2. Anyone believing in a God or Gods should be admitted to psychiatric ward to undergo drug treatment?
3. Those that believe in a God or Gods should have less rights then those that do not as they are not of sound mind?
4. Anyone believing in a God or Gods should not be allowed to hold private property?
5. Anyone believing in a God or Gods should pay a special tax to compensate society for such disruptive belief it causes of the general well being of society?
That is just to name a few I am sure there are many that my Mind cannot even conceive.
Originally America was founded on the Idea that everyone should have to freedom to believe as they see fit. I believe that this trend is rapidly coming to a close and no longer being a freedom afforded to the people therein. Returning us to a Pre 1600's Europe where in order to have equal protection under the law you must belong to the State Religion. America was set up that their should be NO State Religion, and that all should be able to believe without interference from the government, A very noble cause indeed.
In my honest opinion however; Atheism is quickly becoming the NEW State Religion.... do you respectfully agree or disagree??
I believe that we would all agree that this is a very distinct possibility that warrants investigation.
In the name of the virtues we should all hold closely Freedom, Love, Peace..... Matthjar.
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