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    Sounds boring...and like it wouldn't make a difference with fighting. A lot of wars are not caused by religion, they just use it as an excuse, or other people seem to assume so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tawanda View Post
    Sounds boring...and like it wouldn't make a difference with fighting. A lot of wars are not caused by religion, they just use it as an excuse, or other people seem to assume so.
    I've always thought that people caused wars.

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    That is true, yes.

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    I wonder what happens to the spiritual impulse in a world which is even more athiest than the status quo

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    I'm atheist, but I don't think the world would be a better place if everyone was atheist. Richard Dawkins would spit on me for that, I'm sure, but I just don't believe it. It would be same shit, different demographics.

    Even among the group of atheists I know there are power struggles and those wanting to force their will on other atheists (while at the same time talking about what oppressive shitheads religious people are). I think it's funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    I wonder what happens to the spiritual impulse in a world which is even more athiest than the status quo
    Whilst I don't know what that means, last I checked there's over a billion religious atheists, and even more non-religious but spiritual ones (whatever that means).

    I think the spiritual stuff would keep going strong. The atheistic religions would spread a lot faster with reduced competition and people's desire for "spirituality" would still be around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenaphor View Post
    Okay, who hacked gromit's account?
    Haha... what do you mean who hacked my account?

    I'm asking because I've known a couple atheists and they did/do seem to think the world would be a better place without people believing in religion, that it is something that makes people do bad things to each other, and that believing in God is not a rational position (and therefore not valid). Don't know if I really agree with it though. Or at least not all the way.

    Most people I know believe in God in some way, although I prefer the live and let live type than the in-your-face type. Don't we all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by erm View Post
    Whilst I don't know what that means, last I checked there's over a billion religious atheists, and even more non-religious but spiritual ones (whatever that means).

    I think the spiritual stuff would keep going strong. The atheistic religions would spread a lot faster with reduced competition and people's desire for "spirituality" would still be around.
    You checked? How did you check?

    I believe people have a longing for God, you can disbelief, you can deny and bury it deep but its still there. Unfortunately peoples alienation from religion and tradition, even their history, is so great that they've turned against not only it but God too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    You checked? How did you check?
    Religious population statistics. It's why I said the vague "over one billion", not getting too specific. The higher estimates are over two billion, the lower just over one.

    It's a very western thing to associate religion with theism. Fair enough though, most religious people are theistic, but most religions are atheistic (a lot of so called polytheistic religions are actually atheistic when it comes down to it). That's taking atheism to mean without a belief in god.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinker683 View Post
    As an atheist I'd have to say: No.

    Shitheadedness is not determined by one's belief in the existence of "god" (who/whom/whatever it maybe) I'm afraid.
    ^ This. While one could argue that some religious extremists do some shitty things in the name of their religion.... So do many extremists about every political, ethical, moral stance. Thats never going to go away.

    The fact is, it's a very positive force in many people's lives. It brings them comfort and joy, and even if I don't agree with their views, I'm happy they have that. Perhaps even envious.
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