ANSWERS: 35
  • I don't have all the answers, but I envision that the put-myself-first-at-whatever-the-harm-to-others spirit that would rule such a world would also be pretty grim and destructive.
  • A world full of fearless people without morals to guide their judgement? No thanks.
  • I wish I could give you more than 5 points, more like 500.
  • Wouldn't matter, if it wasn't religion it would be something else oil, other resources, whatever. And for the guy above who said you need religion to have morals, you're completely wrong.
  • Alliances would still be formed neglecting unification, and without these ideologies, resistance would be a unnecessary stance, leaving many absent of guidance.
  • And don't forget Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Palestine, Nigeria, Tibet
  • well.. i dont know but we all learned something from those days.. like no one goes wich hunting anymore.. people experienced it and learned from it.. if those days didnt happen.. they would in the future.. not really what i would want..
  • Wars are fought over land, resources, and power; religions is just used as a wedge and divider. Religion is not the problem, it's people and their quest for power, control and wealth. How do you think map makers stay in business? National boundaries constantly change. Why? Because of religion? No. Because of power and money. Religion is used to either obtain, maintain, or increase those things. (BTW, the question would have been more effective if most of your examples weren't several centuries old)
  • No. Humans are always looking for an excuse to treat others like shit.
  • Absolutely, I think religion will mean the destruction of human kind, of peace, and human connection. Yes, there is peace within religion - but not between them. Since I've stopped being christian I've become more connected with all types of people and begun understanding that religion causes more harm than good in terms of humanity as a whole.
  • That would almost certainly require the extinction of humans.
  • Imagine all the people Living for today-aaaaaay
  • Without crusades, witch hunts, 9/11 and the inquisition, yes - the world would be a better place. But would it be a better place without the salvation army, the religion-inspired aid agencies, christmas, ramadan, feasts, inspirational songs, poetry, tales and stories? Religion, like every other creation of human ingenuity, is a double-edged sword...
  • Sure, if you understand that religion is made by Satan, Lucifer and that illuminati "control" the world, illuminati are those who follow Lucifer. but ultimately that The Lord in Heaven, Holy Father, King of the Universe, The One True G-d is THE LIVING G-D. seek truth, seek and you shall find. let the truth be known. youtube.com/daanielsong YOUTUBE > "Interview with an Ex Vampire" the idea and concept of religion is a creation of confusion of Lucifer. Let the truth be known. Seek truth. Seek and you shall find. The Holy Father, Lord in Heaven, King of the Universe, is the One True G-d, IS THE LIVING G-D. HALLOWED BE HIS NAME. youtube.com/daanielsong YOUTUBE>Interview with an Ex Vampire tp://home.iae.nl/users/lightnet/world/essays.htm http://www.atgpress.com/kifap/britcol/b1.htm --"When Cornwallis surrendered to Washington he surrendered the battle, not the war. Read the Article of Capitulation signed by Cornwallis at Yorktown (footnote 3) Jonathan Williams recorded in his book, Legions of Satan, 1781, that Cornwallis revealed to Washington during his surrender that "a holy war will now begin on America, and when it is ended America will be supposedly the citadel of freedom, but her millions will unknowingly be loyal subjects to the Crown."...."in less than two hundred years the whole nation will be working for divine world government. That government that they believe to be divine will be the British Empire.""-- --- ...Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Depart, depart, go out from there! Touch no unclean thing! Come out from it and be pure, you who carry the vessels of the LORD. Come out of her, my people, so that you will not share in her sins" "The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her because no one buys their cargoes any more-- {12} cargoes of gold, silver, precious stones and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk and scarlet cloth; every sort of citron wood, and articles of every kind made of ivory, costly wood, bronze, iron and marble; {13} cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and bodies and souls of men. BODIES AND SOULS OF MEN. the illuminati, "the enlightened", they follow Lucifer, "the light bearer" and if you haven't read, most of our "presidents" were masons/illuminati and were loyal to the "british empire" though really if you've seen this video, when people swear allegiance to the "crown" they swear allegiance to a corperation that rules the world basically and as you can guess, is controlled by Lucifer. On http://www.illuminati-news.com/Articles/149.html Illuminati Document, Presented by Wes Penre, Apr 09, 2008 Introduction by Wes Penre, Illuminati News I can't guarantee the authenticity of this document, although the context pretty much describes the truth as it is. We don't know when it was written and exactly by whom, but it looks like it was composed by a British person if we look at the spelling of words, which is British English. This information was sent to me by someone who for obvious reasons wants to be anonymous. This person gave me this reply when I asked if he/she could verify the authenticity of it: THE SECRET COVENANT An illusion it will be, so large, so vast it will escape their perception. Those who will see it will be thought of as insane. We will create separate fronts to prevent them from seeing the connection between us. We will behave as if we are not connected to keep the illusion alive. Our goal will be accomplished one drop at a time so as to never bring suspicion upon ourselves. This will also prevent them from seeing the changes as they occur. We will always stand above the relative field of their experience for we know the secrets of the absolute. We will work together always and will remain bound by blood and secrecy. Death will come to he who speaks. We will keep their lifespan short and their minds weak while pretending to do the opposite. We will use our knowledge of science and technology in subtle ways so they will never see what is happening. We will use soft metals, ageing accelerators and sedatives in food and water, also in the air. They will be blanketed by poisons everywhere they turn. The soft metals will cause them to lose their minds. We will promise to find a cure from our many fronts, yet we will feed them more poison. The poisons will be absorbed through their skin and mouths, they will destroy their minds and reproductive systems. From all this, their children will be born dead, and we will conceal this information. The poisons will be hidden in everything that surrounds them, in what they drink, eat, breathe and wear. We must be ingenious in dispensing the poisons for they can see far. We will teach them that the poisons are good, with fun images and musical tones. Those they look up to will help. We will enlist them to push our poisons. They will see our products being used in film and will grow accustomed to them and will never know their true effect. When they give birth we will inject poisons into the blood of their children and convince them it is for their help. We will start early on, when their minds are young, we will target their children with what children love most, sweet things. When their teeth decay we will fill them with metals that will kill their mind and steal their future. When their ability to learn has been affected, we will create medicine that will make them sicker and cause other diseases for which we will create yet more medicine. We will render them docile and weak before us by our power. They will grow depressed, slow and obese, and when they come to us for help, we will give them more poison. We will focus their attention toward money and material goods so they many never connect with their inner self. We will distract them with fornication, external pleasures and games so they may never be one with the oneness of it all. Their minds will belong to us and they will do as we say. If they refuse we shall find ways to implement mind-altering technology into their lives. We will use fear as our weapon. We will establish their governments and establish opposites within. We will own both sides. We will always hide our objective but carry out our plan. They will perform the labour for us and we shall prosper from their toil. Our families will never mix with theirs. Our blood must be pure always, for it is the way. We will make them kill each other when it suits us. We will keep them separated from the oneness by dogma and religion. We will control all aspects of their lives and tell them what to think and how. We will guide them kindly and gently letting them think they are guiding themselves. We will foment animosity between them through our factions. When a light shall shine among them, we shall extinguish it by ridicule, or death, whichever suits us best. We will make them rip each other's hearts apart and kill their own children. We will accomplish this by using hate as our ally, anger as our friend. The hate will blind them totally, and never shall they see that from their conflicts we emerge as their rulers. They will be busy killing each other. They will bathe in their own blood and kill their neighbours for as long as we see fit. We will benefit greatly from this, for they will not see us, for they cannot see us. We will continue to prosper from their wars and their deaths. We shall repeat this over and over until our ultimate goal is accomplished. We will continue to make them live in fear and anger though images and sounds. We will use all the tools we have to accomplish this. The tools will be provided by their labour. We will make them hate themselves and their neighbours. We will always hide the divine truth from them, that we are all one. This they must never know! They must never know that colour is an illusion, they must always think they are not equal. Drop by drop, drop by drop we will advance our goal. We will take over their land, resources and wealth to exercise total control over them. We will deceive them into accepting laws that will steal the little freedom they will have. We will establish a money system that will imprison them forever, keeping them and their children in debt. When they shall band together, we shall accuse them of crimes and present a different story to the world for we shall own all the media. We will use our media to control the flow of information and their sentiment in our favour. When they shall rise up against us we will crush them like insects, for they are less than that. They will be helpless to do anything for they will have no weapons. We will recruit some of their own to carry out our plans, we will promise them eternal life, but eternal life they will never have for they are not of us. The recruits will be called "initiates" and will be indoctrinated to believe false rites of passage to higher realms. Members of these groups will think they are one with us never knowing the truth. They must never learn this truth for they will turn against us. For their work they will be rewarded with earthly things and great titles, but never will they become immortal and join us, never will they receive the light and travel the stars. They will never reach the higher realms, for the killing of their own kind will prevent passage to the realm of enlightenment. This they will never know. The truth will be hidden in their face, so close they will not be able to focus on it until its too late. Oh yes, so grand the illusion of freedom will be, that they will never know they are our slaves. When all is in place, the reality we will have created for them will own them. This reality will be their prison. They will live in self-delusion. When our goal is accomplished a new era of domination will begin. Their minds will be bound by their beliefs, the beliefs we have established from time immemorial. But if they ever find out they are our equal, we shall perish then. THIS THEY MUST NEVER KNOW. If they ever find out that together they can vanquish us, they will take action. They must never, ever find out what we have done, for if they do, we shall have no place to run, for it will be easy to see who we are once the veil has fallen. Our actions will have revealed who we are and they will hunt us down and no person shall give us shelter. This is the secret covenant by which we shall live the rest of our present and future lives, for this reality will transcend many generations and life spans. This covenant is sealed by blood, our blood. We, the ones who from heaven to earth came. This covenant must NEVER, EVER be known to exist. It must NEVER, EVER be written or spoken of for if it is, the consciousness it will spawn will release the fury of the PRIME CREATOR upon us and we shall be cast to the depths from whence we came and remain there until the end time of infinity itself. and it seems in response to this leaking an anonymous posted a commented Xianist says 12/15/2008: This article is really just a synopsis of The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion...it's nothing new or astounding. Have you ever thought that maybe you've been fed disinformation on purpose? You're not any different then William Cooper. Quite possibly you're already working for us and you don't even realize it. It's as plain as black and white. You either accept this, join us, or perish. It is what is meant to happen. It's humanity's destiny. Evil is good, and good is evil. We are the yang from ying in this world. Without us you would be a mindless drone in "utopia" always worshiping God without really loving him as the great architect of the universe. We bring the order in society. We've created the balance. The very toothpaste, which you use (hopefully multiple times) on a daily basis, could be infecting your body with all of the horrendous materials we've crafted. Our diseases have been pushed into absoluteness. There is nothing that our sinister tentacles have not infiltrated. Why do you think so many believe and trust the FDA? If only they knew the ingeniousness behind the booster shots, flu shots, antibiotics, and their biological mutations. We're profiting from the death of your family, friends, children, spouse, and even you. Ever been to the doctor? Had surgery or have been in the Emergency room? Remember the saline drip? You were never asked for your consent to push this cold clear killing agent into your blood. But, you were led to believe it was to rehydrate your body. As if your body doesn't naturally do so already! Look at the society you live in. Who are the new icons in America? Not politicians, hardly athletes, but your musicians, especially rap artists. We have controlled the African population in the American states so well. We've glorified their impoverished lifestyles. Their purposes are to only breed like the cells of an infectious disease, and completely waste any money we've given to them on a slew of material objects we've designed solely for them. We build them up, making them feel like they have equality. Even gave them a TV station to reach the masses of Africans to continuously force down their throats what, how, and why we want them to act. We've given them their own magazines, as if we actually care about their culture. They have been our best test subjects aside from a few of our own. Our very existence was created by God, for God, of God. We cannot be destroyed without first destroying the great architect of the universe, which is the definition of impossible. My brothers are the ones who serve you at the banks, create your food, made the vehicle you drive, the house you live in, the clothes you wear, the movies you watch, the books you read, the music you listen too, the fragrances you wash with, absolutely everything in you, on you, around you, we have created. God may have made you in his image, but we bred you into existence. What is imperative is that you know the extent of our ownership over you, namely your soul. You have been given a number. We have been given the master list of the numerals enlisted for death. Our savvy is death. Our secondary aptitude is control. Together we have become the unstoppable force, blowing in the wind, inhabiting every shadowy corner of the world. We are that unspoken word, ready to be spoken, but only when we determine the time is right.
  • Getting rid of those things would have been good. However, except for 9/11, the rest are ancient history. But, we would also have no morals, no ethics, no right and no wrong.
  • The world would be a better place without a lot of things. What would you suggest as the replacement for religion? Humanistic Atheism? Many modern-day atheists try to separate themselves from their aggressive forefathers and are now attempting to put forth a new kinder, gentler facade: Humanistic Atheism. The heart and core of Humanistic Atheism is the faith assumption that human nature is essentially good. They hold that human nature is good without the need of God and definitely without the need of fear of God. They also hold that humans have the ability to determine for themselves right and wrong. Furthermore, they have blind faith in Science as the savior of mankind. Quite a package. One need not think long to see the intrinsic problems in this package. If human nature is essentially good, then why all the historic turmoil on this earth? Why is human history saturated with conquests, pillaging, destructions, sadism, endless wars, and bitter feuding at all levels. Why do we have so little co-operation and so much competition? Why do we have terrorism, hunger, AIDS, STD’s without end, divorces by the tens of millions, rapes, murders, etc.? There's no God to blame for the mess, so who do they blame? History gives glaring evidence to the reality that human nature has not proven to be that wonderful after all. The past century, Atheistic Communists have tried to modify it in their brutal ideological experiment, but they failed miserably. In those countries, human nature resisted any attempt at change and remained filled with selfishness, pride, and deceit. Humans everywhere are filled with the same traits -- and Atheistic Humanists are not an exception. They too can be selfish, proud, and dishonest -- though they might not want to admit it. As for the human ability to determine right from wrong, it is naïve thinking for two reasons: First of all, to discover what is right and wrong one must first of all define what is right and what is wrong. The moment one rejects Revelation, one is left with human bias. Try to get a group of philosophers to determine what is right and what is wrong and you will have lots of fun. This honorable attempt has been tried before and the result is among us today; it is called “Moral Relativism.” That is, each human is free to determine right from wrong, for himself. The second problem with this philosophy is that one can easily rationalize that “the end justifies the means,” as Machiavelli taught us. Humans can rationalize all sorts of evil actions as being ultimately “beneficial” for the many. Hitler and Stalin and Mao killed tens of millions so that future multitudes could enjoy heaven on earth. If one deceives himself into believing that his evil actions will finally be beneficial to the many, then all kind of devious actions can be permitted. Atheist Humanists are attempting to deceive many into a philosophy that has no firm foundation. All of them have made the mistake of rejecting the Source of all wisdom and the Source of solutions that work and by so doing they have entered a dark tunnel without an end. So you tell me, if you had a world without religion, would you really want to replace it with Atheistic Humanism? As a side note to blaming death and destruction on "all" religion. Much harm has been done in the name of religion but it pales in comparison with what secular and atheist governments have done. The estimate of this century's death toll at the hands of Communist governments (excluding wars) is at 100 million people. Country by country, deaths by the state in China stand at 65 million, in the USSR 20 million, Vietnam 1 million, North Korea 2 million, Cambodia 2 million, Eastern Europe 1 million, Latin America 150,000, Africa 1.7 million, and Afghanistan 1.5 million. Additionally, the international Communist movement murdered about 10,000 people throughout the world." I would imagine that toll is even higher now.
  • Yes. Maybe we'd still have John Lennon.
  • We'd just find some other way to crush each other's skulls. Religion isn't the problem. People are.
  • Interesting. What race of people would we be then?
  • I believe it would be
  • Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. - Denis Diderot +5
  • Marginally. People will still find a reason to do stupid, hurtful things.
  • No. There will always be an excuse to kill. But the reasons are always the same. Power.
  • Imagine a world without religion... where everyone believed that when they died they were gone forever; a world with out the ten commandments, which are the basis of the legal systems of America and most of Europe. Imagine a world without the charitable teachings of Christ, and without the peace promoting doctrines of Buhdism. Imagine a world where human life has no inherant value, where nothing matters because nothing lasts. Imagine a world where our attrocities are performed in the name of country, race, or polotics
  • I highly doubt it. Religion is used as an excuse to do many things, both good and bad. The followers are often guided by a leader who tells them what "God" wants them to do. If you have a good and just leader, many of the followers will do good things. If you have a corrupt or evil leader, many of the followers will commit evil acts. If you take out religion, these people would likely still find a way to control others and get them to do the leader's will.
  • Imagine: you're planning to move, so you pack up everything and rent the big truck and all that jazz. You have to move boxes, chairs, tables, TV's, everything you normally expect to transport when moving. Lots of stuff to move, sure. But after a little while of moving the items out of the house you keep falling over yourself, dropping the stuff, breaking some stuff you carry, breaking some stuff the carried stuff hit on the way down, stumbling over yourself. You just notice, however, that your shoes aren't tied. They were just a little untied at first, which is when you were able to move a few things, but now they're way out there and it's getting worse and worse. You keep on, though, because you've done okay since before now with the laces undone. All you have to do is tie those damn shoes and you can move on to the other tasks at hand, and you could do them much more effectively. But no, with all this stuff to move, you struggle on with untied laces. You insist that because the untied laces were no problem before, they couldn't possibly be a problem now. If there's a problem, it lies elsewhere. And that's how I see religion.
  • Without a higher cause to answer to. what keeps the world from taking part in murder and mayhem. Stealing from your neighbor or cheating on your spouse! What keeps the world in balance...
  • I honestly believe that there is no possible way to guess such a thing - for gods and goddesses have been conceptualized as far back as our records go.
  • Righto.. 9-11 was a religion based event. No wait..a gummit based event...same thing.
  • Look at countries that claim to be christen and church goers then compare with countries that are less religious and for the most part do not attend church. Which ones are more violent? It's clear.
  • Yes I would bet my soul on it.
  • no man by tradition has always had some form of relgion or belief system~~it is not a belief held by everyone~~but 86% of the people in the USA believe in some form of God and 14% don't~~but the 14% that don't seem to put up an awful fuss trying to reduce the effect of religion I still think there will be wars and rumours of war without relegion~~remember~~most people who say their are religious can be worse then the people who do not believe Is this not a paradox?
  • The world would indeed be a "better" place without organized religion, I believe. It would NOT be a place in which I would wish to live, without Gawd. +5
  • There seems to exist an inherent tendency in human beings to dominate others and 'bend them to our will' (or whichever prettier word for that can be found). At this time ve have an entirely secular example: The anti-smoking lobby that have somehow grown to become strong and influential. So I do not see the decrease of religion to be a way of achieving freedom from such 'mind benders'. Religion may provide pretty words 'to help more people find God', but will will find a way 'for their own good' is just as good when it comes to justifying your attempts to limit the freedom of others.
  • We would find another reason for hating each other.

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