RE: Debunk All Religiosity Equally (D.A.R.E.)

From: Reason (
Date: Fri Jul 06 2001 - 15:43:54 MDT

> From: "Reason" <>
> > So without removing a, b, c, you're never going to be able to get rid of
> > religiosity of some form.
> You may be right. Getting rid of religiosity (I.E., the most
> regressive force
> now operating in society) may require more drastic measures.

The drastic measure would be, in fact, becoming posthuman in the mind sense.

> Here's some relevant material along these lines.
> Why God Won't Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief
> Andrew Newberg, Eugene D'Aquili, and Vince Rause
> Ballantine, New York, 2001. 234 pp. $24.95, C$37.95. ISBN: 0-345-44033-1.
> -------------------
> Emphasizing their interpretation of the neurophysiology of mystic
> experiences,
> the authors argue that the religious impulse is rooted in the
> biology of the
> brain.

My point above there...

So I would say that your quest to get rid of religiosity would require you
to in fact ignore religiosity and focus your efforts on assisting a drive
for species-wide transcendence. Although I do think that removing aging as a
more do-able first step would greatly mitigate one of the larger factors
driving the formation and evolution of organized religions.


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