• I have wondered the same thing. When I was religious, I used to think atheists were just free spirited people that did whatever they wanted, but now that I am somewhat of an atheist, I am not like that, I still obey the law and that is good enough for me. It's hard to decide, one part thinks there would be more crime and anarchy, another part thinks the world would be better off now than ever before if religion wasn't involved.
  • It's hard to say. In my opinion, religion is just another form of control. It's possible that something else would have come along to replace this particular control mechanism, or we would have evolved as freer beings. Maybe we're evolving past it anyway. Ask me again in about 10,000 years.
  • We'd still be killing each other just not in the name of a god and, in between all the fighting, we won't have the shit rammed down our throats so all in all, it'll definetely be better
  • Probably what...
  • I really believe, that even if all of religion was snipped away - we, as humans, would find other things to wage war over.
  • The world would undoubtedly be better off without most organized religion, but NOT better off without true spirituality.
  • Well, currently, likely one less war?! [here come the incessant anonymous DRs!] ;-)
  • There would be hardly or no wars at all. We would be living relatively peacefully.
  • There would be a lot more peace. But knowing how human beings can be, I think we would find another excuse to start a war with our fellow man!
  • Nervana
  • i believe there would be peace in the mid east!
  • less BS
  • China, the Third Reich, the old Soviet Union.. do you need any other utopian examples?
  • wow wouldn't that be a wonderful world to live in! I don't know if it would be better or worse but sonsidering all the many people who have died in the name of religion over thousands of years, all the hypocrisy, control and oppression caused by it...I don't things could be any worse and people might actually have to take responsibility for their actions instead of putting all the blame on their deity.
  • Utopia for sure. Like The Soviet Union. Or North Korea. Peace loving societies that rid themselves of those pesky hate-filled religious nuts.
  • I'm very religious, but why would you need to ask this question when you have the answer right in front of you? Imagine there's no Heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people Living for today Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people Living life in peace You may say that I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will be as one Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man Imagine all the people Sharing all the world You may say that I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will live as one
  • Utopia, of course.
  • I would look a lot like it does today, except we would have one less reason to kill eachother. - Also, scientific progress would get a jumpstart. Once we leave behind our ancient superstitions, our minds will be able to be open to all sorts of other things.
  • Consider four of the largest Atheistic experiments in history: + The executions and repression of the Reign of Terror following the French Revolution + The Soviet Union + Communist China + North Korea We would also have to throw out the freedoms of: + Religion - you cannot worship God + Speech - you cannot talk about God + Press - you cannot write about God and you cannot write about people being persecuted for worshipping or talking about God And most importantly, Catholics believe the desire for God is written in the human heart. Without a relationship with God, this desire would not be fulfilled and most people would be unhappy. With love in Christ.

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