From an historical perspective (hundreds and thousands of years) I think the human race is maturing, albeit very slowly. Education of children is more common, slavery is officially illegal everywhere, women are increasing their societal foothold, there are fewer primogeniture rulers, civil rights are considered more frequently, many nations have banned execution, many have anti-discrimination laws in place, the list goes on.
Are we, as a human race, fully mature? Oh heck no! Will we be so by tomorrow? Oh heck no! Why? I posit that religions are a major cause of the retardation of our maturation. Some more than others.
Do you think that a swing toward or away from religion impedes or aids our maturity?
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