Where would the world be without religion?

Posted by: MysticEgg

In terms of scientific achievement and technology level.

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Exploring other galaxies in the hundreds!

Out of the milky way.
58 votes
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Maybe a little further.

Meh. Not much.
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Slightly behind.

Religion helped us and our sense of wonder a little more than destroying us.
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4

Still in the medieval periods...

We need religion to get us anywhere commendable.
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5

We wouldn't; we'd still be where we are now.

Religion hasn't really affected us....
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We would be on another planet!

In our galaxy.
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Science without religion? Give me a break...

Absolutely vital to science. Without religion; we'd all be suffering from allergy, polio and stuff! We'd be knocking rocks together!
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manelmadeira says2013-09-21T06:49:26.9079642-05:00
We would be much more advanced, without a doubt.
Greematthew says2013-09-21T16:35:41.7989623-05:00
The world would be a disaster, without a doubt. No hope, happiness eliminated, nothing to live for. And no we would not be "exploring other galaxies" if religion was eliminated because we don't even have the ability to do that you stupid, ignorant, tards.
MassiveDump says2013-09-21T17:06:34.6453879-05:00
^Credible, credible, credibl- AH... Name-calling. #SoClose.
MassiveDump says2013-09-21T17:09:00.7175318-05:00
I also have some questions for the graph above. The Y-axis shows "scientific advancement." How do you measure that? Inches? Milliliters?
Skeptikitten says2013-09-22T22:29:36.2085494-05:00
Joules. ACtually in paradigm changes or major technology shifts over time.
Juan_Pablo says2013-09-27T01:19:20.2057534-05:00
"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." --Albert Einstein.
Flipper72725 says2013-09-30T23:12:51.5847964-05:00
The still in the med evil periods would be beyond incorrect. Need i remind you that it was (and we are learning about this in world history right now, the renaissance and the enlightenment eras), need i remind you that it was in fact religion that was holding back science for CENTURIES, if not millennia, teaching people that the earth is the center of the universe, and there are no microscopic organisms living on our body. If there were no religion, there would be no cause to deny that which is blatantly obvious. ({[also there's this REALLY pretty girl at my school, shes kind of shy and I'm not really shy, i know her pretty well and I'm in choir with her and all and we've become pretty good friends. The thing is, i kind of want to ask her out, but i don't really want to ruin our friendship, cause I haven't really had much luck in dating so far. What should i do? Message me or reply or whatever.]})
Flipper72725 says2013-09-30T23:12:55.9372243-05:00
The still in the med evil periods would be beyond incorrect. Need i remind you that it was (and we are learning about this in world history right now, the renaissance and the enlightenment eras), need i remind you that it was in fact religion that was holding back science for CENTURIES, if not millennia, teaching people that the earth is the center of the universe, and there are no microscopic organisms living on our body. If there were no religion, there would be no cause to deny that which is blatantly obvious. ({[also there's this REALLY pretty girl at my school, shes kind of shy and I'm not really shy, i know her pretty well and I'm in choir with her and all and we've become pretty good friends. The thing is, i kind of want to ask her out, but i don't really want to ruin our friendship, cause I haven't really had much luck in dating so far. What should i do? Message me or reply or whatever.]})
Jingram994 says2013-10-01T01:46:20.5250653-05:00
So, umm... Were you here to talk about religion, or this girl? I know how you feel, sir. Are you *good* friends with her, or just on a 'friendly acquaintance' level? No history that might get in the way of any of this? At any rate, I would recommend caution, perhaps with an eye toward seeing if she likes you as well. Keep in mind that I have never been out with a girl before, though apparently I am actually quite popular and well liked, so take my advice with a grain of salt.
Flipper72725 says2013-10-01T21:56:14.3661189-05:00
Im not really popular myself, but i have alot of friends at this school. Truth is i just didn't really know where to post this (except facebook which would have been REALLY embarresing) but the thing is, our homecoming dance is is 4 days, and i was thinking about maybe asking her to go with me as a friend and seeing if it will go any farther, its just that im also good friends with her brother and we have kindof the same social group, and i didn't really want to make things akward for everyone if it doesn't go too well.
Jingram994 says2013-10-02T01:43:25.5323202-05:00
Heh, yeah, same here. Lot of friends, wouldn't actually class myself as really being 'popular' as such. Hmm.... Well, I suppose that plan couldn't really work out that badly, could it? I guess just do that, and if things go well, try a little light flirting. If you are actually good friends with her brother, then he should understand. Just don't 'overplay your hand'; if things *don't* go well, don't push it, and don't rush or force the issue. I suppose just try and 'let things happen'. Honestly, though, I'm not sure I'm the best person to be giving advice on starting a relationship.
Flipper72725 says2013-10-02T22:33:35.0806910-05:00
Yeah sometimes she'll smile at me from across the room and i'll smile back, and we'll make weird faces at each other. I get some vibes that she might kind of like me too, but she always talks to me and looks at me like just a friend, but i was thinking of asking her when we get out of class tomorrow. (something like, hey I think you're really fun, and i was wondering if you'd like to, as a friend, go to homecoming with me?)
Jingram994 says2013-10-03T00:31:38.7109527-05:00
Well yeah. Try that. Going on what you're saying, it may very well be the case that she also likes you. Go for it. But remember, I'm just some guy on the internet; don't take my word as actual fact. Also, probably just message me if you need any more advice/whatever. Best keep this poll on topic.
asparagus21 says2013-11-20T19:48:04.6858727-06:00
Religion has lead to the collapse of entire civilizations as well as constant fighting and internal turmoil which stunts the growth of nations even today.
richardvonburk says2013-12-29T20:55:45.7166528-06:00
Well it did preserve knowledge and give humanity hope during the dark ages. For example knowledge of Roman and Greek medicine was preserved by those of the Church.
Installgentoo says2014-01-10T17:06:55.3200026-06:00
What a retarded graph. There was plenty of scientific advancement made during the Dark Ages. How many people were burnt or tortured for practising science back then any way? Oh right, zero.
Fredx says2014-02-26T21:55:26.7706880-06:00
A world without religion. Be a world that is already found peace Religion is nothing more than another form of government And send it to conform and control the masses. Religion has been the basis of nearly every war ever fought. Based on the history of modern religions Stalin and Hitler should be gods. Religions are pounded into your head from your very earliest memories. Free your mind that free yourself Burn your Quran burn Your Bible. Stop acting and Dying As sheep. Stop religion stop the wars. Allow the world's brightest to live And show us the way to the stars. Our planet is growing old. And will as all things do die. The human race will only survive If we as a people in religion Come together as one And find all way too far away galaxies. I'll be a Lewis and Clark and set out for an adventure RB at David and Goliath And I for a False prophet There is no Jesus no god no Muhammad Religion goes hand in hand with death. So choose a new path or follow a fake profit to your death
micycle says2014-04-28T12:12:34.6141340-05:00
"Religion has been the basis of nearly every war ever fought" Philip and Axelrod’s three-volume Encyclopedia of Wars chronicles 1,763 wars that have been waged over the course of human history. Of those wars, the authors categorize 123 as being religious in nature which is an astonishingly low 6.98% of all wars. However, when one subtracts out those waged in the name of Islam (66), the percentage is cut by more than half to 3.23%. Http://books.Google.Co.Uk/books?Id=sF8wv_Y54j8C&pg=PA104&lpg=PA104&dq=encyclopedia+of+wars+%22Almohad+conquest+of+Muslim+Spain%22&source=bl&ots=VBRkLHXHj3&sig=XLT88ICr2Lu98L1_eldxRwMPgIY&hl=en&sa=X&ei=SdKKT4jLHIr1gAf8vNjiCQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=encyclopedia%20of%20wars%20%22Almohad%20conquest%20of%20Muslim%20Spain%22&f=false

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