Originally Posted by Human Rasengan
by all means that's what we should do.. faith in a higher power hasn't stopped human progression all these years so why would it now.
but in the meantime there's enough room on this planet to for a world view .. one of tolerance , one of good will, scientific, technological, and medicinal advancements, and making the world a better place for all who live in it
It hasn't stopped progression but it's been detrimental to the development of it. In limiting thought, prosecuting those who strive for advancement, being one of the primary causes of conflict in history, encouraging ignorance, retarded absolute morality and so on.
There isn't enough room on this planet for a world view, please, please understand that not every opinion deserves the same amount of tolerance as others. Ignorance needs to be attacked and rightly so. You have the right to an opinion and people have the same right to tell you when and why it's fucking retarded and that it can be damaging, especially when that opinion might end up affecting public policy. A lot of scientific, technological, medicinal, humanitarian and other forms of advancement is held back by various religious. For Christianity, take a look at the prosecution of scientific community and others, at stem cells research, marriage for gay people and the people itself, condoms in Africa (more of the Catholic Church side despite some back peddling in recent years) and many other examples, for Islam just take one look at the Middle-East and Islamic law.
It feeds ignorance and encourages it, a few good deeds which would have been possible even without religion are not enough to hide the stench of bullshit and neither is a "wait and see" approach to it all.