Would religion exist if the first humans had our scientific knowledge?
I am steadfast in my opposition of religion.
I believe there is a beauty to mystery and living well. I believe religion unknowingly does its followers wrong. It tells them that all beauty you see is God's doing.
I believe God is the ultimate manifestation of not knowing the answers. He is the life-filled alternative to an "I don't know."
I believe religion functions as ethics, as philosophy, for those too weak to act good on their own fruition, and need some sort of motivation to be good: a ticket to heaven will do.
So, my question is this: do you believe that, if the first humans knew everything we know today -- about biology, chemistry, physics, economics, and so on -- would religion exist? If so, why? If not, would this be a good or bad thing?