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Atheism
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6/13/2010 10:43:03 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
What do you think would happen if indoctrination was stopped, and people stopped spreading their beliefs for ten generations. When those generations have matured, how do you think the world would be affected by them? Positively, or negatively? Discuss.
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InsertNameHere
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6/13/2010 10:48:41 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Ok, well I would say there would certainly be less religious people as many tend to hold the same beliefs as their parents. There are of course exceptions. I was never indoctrinated as a child and I believe in God.
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6/13/2010 11:09:46 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/13/2010 10:48:41 PM, InsertNameHere wrote:
Ok, well I would say there would certainly be less religious people as many tend to hold the same beliefs as their parents.
Yes, this is true, but what I was looking for was whether literacy rates would increase, inventions would pop up, and things like that. I just want to know if people think that without religion for five generations, the world would become a better place.
There are of course exceptions. I was never indoctrinated as a child and I believe in God.
Lucky you. Indoctrination is horrible.
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6/13/2010 11:11:54 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Teens would be super religious in their rebel years, then feel incredibly embarrassed and look at religion as completely ridiculous and not give it any of the respect it "deserves". Without it being a cultural norm theism and religion'd be a lot less popular.

Does that mean the world suddenly becomes sparkly and magically wonderful? Definitely not. There are plenty of secular countries that still have problems.
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InsertNameHere
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6/13/2010 11:12:12 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/13/2010 11:09:46 PM, Atheism wrote:

Lucky you. Indoctrination is horrible.

Yea, my mother was really open-minded and kind of just allowed me to explore and come to my own conclusions about religion and theology in general. I have a friend who was raised religious and she's all like "I'm bringing my children up religious. It'll teach them good morals." I kind of just glanced at her when she said that, lol.
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6/13/2010 11:14:25 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/13/2010 11:09:46 PM, Atheism wrote:
Indoctrination is horrible.

Got that right I used to be a hardcore Catholic Conservative because of my father.
InsertNameHere wrote: "If we evolved from apes then why are apes still around?

This is semi-serious btw. It's something that seems strange to me. You'd think that entire species would cease to exist if other ones evolved from them."

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popculturepooka
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6/13/2010 11:25:00 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/13/2010 11:09:46 PM, Atheism wrote:
I just want to know if people think that without religion for five generations, the world would become a better place.

No.
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GeoLaureate8
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6/13/2010 11:27:33 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/13/2010 11:25:00 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
At 6/13/2010 11:09:46 PM, Atheism wrote:
I just want to know if people think that without religion for five generations, the world would become a better place.

No.

Lol. I think we witnessed the world becoming a better place when the Enlightenment Era erupted.
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Atheism
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6/13/2010 11:35:36 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/13/2010 11:11:54 PM, Yvette wrote:
Does that mean the world suddenly becomes sparkly and magically wonderful? Definitely not. There are plenty of secular countries that still have problems.
If the world became sparkly, that would be awesome. You look at the ground, and you are blinded forever.
If the world was magically wonderful, I'd go off to kill some leprechauns. :D
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Atheism
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6/13/2010 11:36:18 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/13/2010 11:25:00 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
At 6/13/2010 11:09:46 PM, Atheism wrote:
I just want to know if people think that without religion for five generations, the world would become a better place.

No.
Why not?
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DATCMOTO
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6/14/2010 3:22:41 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/13/2010 10:43:03 PM, Atheism wrote:
What do you think would happen if indoctrination was stopped, and people stopped spreading their beliefs for ten generations. When those generations have matured, how do you think the world would be affected by them? Positively, or negatively? Discuss.

Including evolutionry theory?
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