“In view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited
human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there
is no God. But what really makes me angry is that they quote me for the support of such views.” – Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein, Agnostic.
I was offered the suggestion that religion of all sorts should be done away with. The rationalization for this is that, if there were no religions, there would therefore be no religious conflict.
This rationalization is simplistic, incomplete, and completely flawed.
The purpose of the fervent Skeptic is to seek Truth.
The seeking of Truth brings one into areas of different views.
Since no Human Being thinks exactly as another, conflict MUST arise when seeking one’s own Truth in the manner of rationalization.
Therefore, if the purpose of doing away with religion is to do away with conflict, then the purpose of X is to do away with conflict.
Therefore, if removing X would remove conflict, it should be removed.
Imagine then, how many things could be factored in for X.
Love, Lust, Passion, Emotion of any kind, Competition(Sports), Differences of any sort between individuals, as differences can produce conflict.
Therefore, the ideal “Rational” world is one where everyone likes the same music, reads the same books, obeys the same laws, has the same values, has the same (lack of) religion, has no emotions, does not compete in any way, does only what is logical…in short, Human Beings as computers.
As a (fictional) wise man once said…
“Computers make excellent and efficient servants. But I have no desire to serve under them.”
-Puppy >.< Grrr…