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Imagine A World Without Religion…

Seth Adam Smith

Imagine a world without religion.

Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? No religious bigotry, no “righteous” judgement, no cruelty “in the name of God,” no holy wars, no honor killings, and no shame in just being yourself.

Truly, the world would be a better place without religion, wouldn’t it?

Well, let’s try it out. Let’s imagine what the world would be like without religion.

There is, however, one small catch: if we are to do away with religion, we must—out of fairness—erase all of the good which it has inspired. After all, religion itself is not in the à la carte business. Religion doesn’t allow us to pick and choose which teachings and commandments we like and discard those we don’t like. No, religion works in absolutes. So if we’re going to do away with all the nasty parts of religion, let’s make sure we pull up the entire tree—roots…

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