I'm from the UK, and I think it's about time we think about removing religion, as a whole, from society and creating a 100% non-religious State.
Fact is religion has caused wars, and religion will continue to cause wars.
What do you think... would this be good for society?
If I was Prime Minister in the UK, I would definitely consider it.
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Removing religion from society won't remove it from people's minds and hearts. People who are religious are not going to give up their religion just because the government tries to "ban" it. Therefore, there will still be disagreements among religious people and non-religious people and I seriously doubt anything will actually change.6
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I'm British and I know for a fact that this would be devastating. To sume it up in only one word. it'd have to be "Anarchy"
If by "without religion" you mean by definition there is no God than such society would devoid into chaos as we have the 20th century examples of the most brutal deaths in all of history to have happened without religion. The 20th century which moved forward many sexular atheistic notions has produced the most brutal societies to have ever been witnessed with more deaths than thousands of years of religion as the majority. The atheist party has managed this as a minority over a much shorter period of time. The soviet union, or north korea, communist poland are a testament to the most modern examples of societies that were devoid of religion and to some extent france is turning into it today.
Without God, people tend to worship materialism. The very same thing that caused the economic crisis with greedy bankers not understanding the virtue of being equal minded.
Without religion, we'd also be devoid of a bases of morality. So we'd descend into a society that has no basis for right and wrong, someones choice to work towards one belief about the value of life is nothibng but a subjective opinion. New atheism generally pins it's moral values on Christian ethics. If that didn't exist, they'd follow the past examples of atheist societies (which in all cases have been the shortest lasting of any societies in history).
I don't see why anyone would think we'd need to be considerate of others without religion. Essentially we'd be following a survival of the fittest type of formula, inequality would become even more mainstream than it is today. As Dawkins puts it " you're nothing more than a mindless collection of molecules in motion, dancing to the tune of your DNA" (garden of eden). Or the Noble Lauriette Francis Crik, "You, your joys and your sorrows, your sense of personal identity and free will are in fact no more than a vast assembly of mechanistic nerve cells and their associated molecules". I. e we are no more than DNA with no inherent value beyond subjectivities that can quite easily change.
In and atheistic society, we'd have no rational basis for disagreeing with Eugenics or abortion. Human modification will at some point likely kill us off, human diversity benefits from the diversity of the gene pool which...2
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