Perhaps more. Religious bias still slows scientific research. I honestly have no clue how far we would be if the idea of a god was never brought in to existence. Humans are a questioning species. God has simply provided an easy answer. Why does it rain? God of course. Well we now know the exact reason why it rains. Imagine a world where questions were never answered by god and instead were constantly researched and analysed. I can't even begin to imagine how advanced we would be without the idea of a god.
I agree, although I think a lot of people would not be able to cope knowing there's no real purpose in life. On the other hand, it might cause people to appreciate life more.
Assuming god didn't exist the world would be significantly different. Without the creation of the church, scientific research wouldn't have been brought to a stand still for 1,500 years. So yea. The world be A LOT different.
so you're saying we would be 1000+ years more advanced.
I get what you're saying but I was hoping they could look past that.
I never said it wasn't in this life. But in a world where that wasn't an option you have to think entirely differently. You keep trying to relate our world to the hypothetical world. You can't do that. And "the church" has very few scientific discoveries. I say few although I can't honestly think of any. They accepted Aristotle's theories and informed everyone for 1,500 years that this was how it was because that's how god made it. It wasn't until Copernicus that anyone ever openly questioned the church. Why should they? They were so clearly right in their eyes and questioning the beliefs of the church made them a heretic which would have them thrown in prison or killed. And even he had to wait until after his own death to have his work published. So yes the church did put a serious dent in the timeline of scientific research that quite plainly wouldn't have been there without the idea of a god.
Well again if we're assuming the idea of a god was never invented (even if there is a god. And assuming this god allows free will) we would have given "purpose of life" to bettering ourselves in non spiritual ways. Now I've also been saying that we would be more advanced and I still believe this. But there's no guarantee these technologies would have been used for good. We were a primitive species trying to figure out how everything works. The idea of "this is all there is" is permanently instilled in our minds. So we begin to question and wonder. Another civilisation does the same thing but they live differently than we do. This is so strange. We were all there was. We attack. The same way we did in our actual history. So yes there might still have been different civilisations but only due to general location. We would go through the stages that we personally have gone through but quickly our science only species will realise that we are not truly different and without the separation of religion the fighting will quickly cease (meaning 100s of years.) My guess is by the time Earth reached its current age we will have already colonised space and be living as one compatible species.
I'm not even religious and I'm getting fucking pissed off with all these self righteous non religion threads. It's not your life, why do you care what the other person thinks? Just shut up about it.
Because every second post lately is a person with one mind set trying to convince the other mind set that they're wrong in some way.
I care because I'm curious. You get pissed off reading this shit, why do you care?