"That is hard to answer. I mean if you only remove the dark age, which was about 500-600 years, assuming science came to a halt during that period, we should of had iphones around the time christopher columbus discovered america. With the…"
I wonder if anyone can provide an educated value for the following question?How far behind are we? In terms of scientific progress how many "lost" years could we attribute to the last two thousand years of repression, fear and ignorance? Answers must include a modern day object or scientific advancement in its religion free timeline. i.e. a 747 flown by the Wright brothers.Serious answers and silliness both welcome.... See More
"And back to my initial statement - I don't feel anyone should have the right to tell their children that punishment might include being burned alive. If your church could avoid that then certainly others could as well."
"I grew up in the Episcopal church, and all I can say is that Hell was almost never discussed. In fact, the only time I can even remember the word coming up is in the Lord's Prayer which claims that Jesus descended into Hell during the period…"
"Again Thank you to all who replied... I refer you back to my original comment made three years ago when this question was originally posted (no idea how it flared up again?)
..... it is very interesting that this disbelieving hoarde…"
"Yeah, and if I cornered their children and told them all about death, and how once you die "that's it", game over, you don't exist anymore - then I suppose that might be abuse. That's not what I'm proposing,…"
"I would like to put a ban on the sorts of ideas that can be passed on to children, however. Primarily, I feel that no one should have the right to tell their children that a possible punishment might include being burned alive.
@ Heather - I…"
"Constitutionally it is a violation. But if it were banned w/o also removing the concept of religion from the minds of everyone it would still fail to accomplish anything ultimately. Remember how well the Prohibition era worked in the first part of…"
"You can’t ban religion without banning thinking; and I would never want do that. Banning thinking is what religion is all about. The solution is not to join them (in stifling free thought), but for free thinkers to continue to…"
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