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Luka96
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If it were possible, would you like to see religion disappear from existence?
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It's not that I would want to see religion demolished. But I think it causes far more harm then good now, so yes. Maybe years ago religion helped us stay REASONABLY moral, but not today. In my opinion religion only exists to this day due to family basically forcing their children to follow that particular religion.

"should schools teach atheism?"
No. There's no need to "teach" atheism. It's the natural result of education without indoctrination.



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no - I don't claim that I know universal truths about the universe compared to others, and I don't see myself as being legitimate to exercise force over peaceful people who happen to be religious. banning religion is not only ridiculous in its disgust towards human freedom and human rationality (e.g. it assumes we're not smart enough to decide truth from non-truth in these matters and ultimately suggests that truth must be enforced not via itself but via force/law) but also anti human liberty and peace. I don't care if religion is bad and a cause of misery to many in this and other societies - culture is another cause of those things - can we ban "culture"? culture is a cause for sexism and homophobia just like religion. why stop and religion and culture? why not just ban all ideas that have negative impacts, like the conceptualisation or representation of violence? let's ban movies and books with killings in them. let's ban video games. see how ridiculous this is?

"should schools teach atheism?"
I think schools, if they are to teach *about* religion, should also teach *about* atheism, yes - maybe replace religious studies with "philosophy" so no side is being privileged. otherwise, religion should have *nothing* to do with school/education - if we're to teach about religion, let it be taught within the context of classics or mythology. what's the difference other than "we believe that these myths are true"?
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Religions themselves are not the problem. Some disciples are. Religions will disappear though.

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I'd much rather ban people from asking stupid questions.
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I think schools, if they are to teach *about* religion, should also teach *about* atheism, yes?
They do, its called science.
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No. Freedom of religion is a basic human right and banning religion would create countless violent extremists from lots of different religions.
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Nah, secularism is enough, as long as people learn about religions objectively. That's probably why America is still shackled by religion, as although it is a secular country with a godless constitution, they have gone too far by banning religious education in schools, being taught objectively about every religion tends to lead to atheism or agnosticism.
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(Original post by Luka96)
If it were possible, would you like to see religion disappear from existence?
Shut your trap, Karl Marx. It was tried in the Soviet Union. Didn't work.
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They do, its called science.
Not really. You can still be an Anglican Christian and know about science.
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