I am curious what you all think about a city that is only only for science. No religious institutions are allowed to be built in the city. Science and free thinkers only.
The best example I could give would be a island similar to the show "LOST" Or perhaps even the video game Bio Shock (with out the crazy stuff) Yes I have a 360! Or hell, even SeaLab 2021 they implode in every episode!
Would a city of this stature ultimately implode just like Lost and Bio Shock/SeaLab 2021? Yes I know those shows are sci-fi. But really!
I would love to hear your ideas and thoughts oh this science/atheist city!
The coolest part for me about a city like this is that there would be a true community. Where everyone you meet is atheist! How cool would that be!?
You seem to know me so well...
Anyway... I don't know why you couldn't just answer my question. Why did you have to take it so personal? I'm not criticising you, I just find the whole moral that seems to be the point of the whole story irrelevant. I'm not sorry, because that's how I feel, and I wanted to know why you think it would be interesting to write about. That was all. Anyway, I don't want to derail this topic too, so I wish you won't reply to my message. Cheers!
Well that was the point of the story, it seems I'm not a very good writer, at least in english, because the point didn't come across well...
So, to sum it up, the story is about atheist exclusive society which has a problem with first ever born hardheaded agnostic that can't except the fact that god doesn't exist but doesn't become a part of any religion after reading about them, and religion is the thing atheist tried to exclude from their society. So what to do with him? - I called this question a moral, but It's actually a question, apparently...
So the question is actually where do atheist who want to build such a city stand on agnosticism?
Well, I've always thought of isolating myself from humanity while everyone else kills each other over whose god can beat up whoever else's god, then emerge triumphantly once the dust has settled. Why not find some company, eh? As George Carlin put it, "I don't care if the world burns. I want to watch the world burn. I just don't want to burn with it."
I think the idea that ANYONE remotely intelligent can be admitted, however, religious worship is only allowed in private, and cannot be introduced to others forcefully. That way everything's relatively secular and no one's proselytizing anyone else.
Also, if the BioShock scenario ever occurs... well, who's got a decent swing with a wrench?
Not sure if it's already been said, but there was one guy - or there is - with a similar idea, he called it 'Zeitgeist Movement'. It was exactly that, one world led by science, no religion, no money, and so on.
As far as I know, he came out with his idea - which wasn't all that bad - on some movies, but along with that, to try to gain some public's attention, he put some conspiracy theories in those movies, which made him loose some respect and the entire focus of the movie.
Yes, that's the name of it!
I think we go back to the idea people proposed after the 2000 or 2004 election. That we split North America into two countries. Yes, there would still be theists among us, but the politics would be soooo different. The country is so divided politically. Let's give the conservatives and religious nuts their country and we'll have ours. Sorry southern atheists, but you're welcome in our new country.