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Gods of Star Trek – Part 11

> That sounds like a naive question. As much as I fear organized religion
> (because it mostly promotes intellectual laziness and ignorance), I
> wouldn’t want people to only think in scientific terms. That would lead
> to all sorts of expediencies. We evolved with the capacity to do science
> AND to hope with guidance from a naturally spiritual attitude for
> something much better than what the 3.8 billion years of our descent has
> afforded us.

We evolved with the capacity to find right and wrong answers to
questions. Science ultimately is a process for finding right answers
while religion and various spirtualities are processes for finding wrong
answers by treating wishfull thinking and other people’s written
ramblings as reality. Everything we have achieved including the ability
to communicate this way comes from science. Nothing comes from religion
except grandiose claims and the occasional bout of mass murder.

We have not evolved with the capacity to sek guidance from a naturally
spirtual attitude, but along with our evolved intelects we have the
capacity to lose touch with reality and to escape it into wishfull
thinking. This is not an evolutionary achievement but an evolutionary
dead end.

> Society can “go on without it”, but what would result in the long run?

A system where we functioned within reality instead of killing each over
irrelevant matters of doctrine. A system where ethical questions could
be tackled directly. A system that wouldn’t create more divisions for
the human race?

> ‘Care to guess? You don’t have to go far to see it today. As animals,
> we’re not smart enough to dismiss an integral part of our long
> development, we still need to learn as much as we can about religious
> fervor and other psychological drives. Star Trek is a safe venue for
> this, and for all audiences, young and old, progressive and conservative
> etc.

We know all we need to know about religious fervor. We don’t need to
keep a disease around for thousands of years, if we can cure it instead.
Religion isn’t part of our development, it’s what cripples us as human
beings. And in a better future it’s what will be gone forever.

> We evolved with the capacity to find right and wrong answers to
> questions. Science ultimately is a process for finding right answers
> while religion and various spirtualities are processes for finding wrong
> answers by treating wishfull thinking and other people’s written
> ramblings as reality. Everything we have achieved including the ability
> to communicate this way comes from science. Nothing comes from religion
> except grandiose claims and the occasional bout of mass murder.

OK, I’ve stopped laughing enough to respond to this. Your ideas on the
sciences of philosophy, metaphysics, ontology as well as the work of
theology is purely laughable. You sound like a 16 year old indocrinated
in Ayn Rand. Until science can *prove* ideas exists, then you must
allow for the existence of that which is not material. You are
obviously a materialist (you believe nothing exists but matter) which is
very limited and widely criticised belief. Your smug superiority only
makes you look foolish.

Your anger with “religion” is obvious, but your “proof” of it’s falures
is seriously lacking.

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