Journal Entry #548
August 30th, 2011
What I am proposing as an experiment in thought is that all have the freedom to choose what they want to believe in regards to religion. We then would delegate certain areas as fair as possible for each of these groups based on population. Now of course this is just a thought experiment.
We can already see this in many parts of the world where countries are dictated by the religious beliefs but if all had the choice with no pressure to choose I would think that things would be very different.
Basically you would have all the religions of the world and a separate category of non-believers. In reference to non-believers I do not mean forced non-belief such as in Communist countries but again a choice.
Would those that proclaim a god still proclaim in the vast numbers they do now?
Would those countries practising beliefs be able to live peacefully with other nations?
I would think that most of the scientists and intelligent people would as statistics show live in the country with no belief in gods.
If we looked at the world 20 years from the time this was set up where would each nation be?
Would those that profess peace and are allowed to act on this ideal be in that position or would others always want what they have?
I do believe that that the nation of non-believers would thrive and work together for the common good. I believe that the nations that follow religions would not as they seem to always be in conflict with one another.
Would they be able to just live in their own little bubble or would the doctrine of the religion force them to spread out? Each religion seems to have a central ideal of world domination at their core whereas nonbelievers do not.
It would be interesting to see the results of this if all were allowed to carry out their chosen faiths only within their borders. I think you would see certain nations continue to advance and most would regress.
What would happen when there is no one to preach to or convert, when all you are doing is preaching to the choir? Could they stand each other after awhile? I think it would break down into chaos.
I think the nation of nonbelievers would flourish and that many over time would want to be part of this nation.
A world without religion has never really been given a chance to see what would happen. Of course there will always be problems but I think that most would be willing to figure out realistic and positive solutions.
I would chose to live where there is no religion as I see this not only as the truth but as our best shot at having a peacful positive world.
My point is this all religions have had their shot in fact for over 2,000 years for some and the results have been poor so why do we keep doing the same thing over and over again expecting things to get better? This is insanity.