Atheists only. Do you think technology will eventually replace religion?
Reality replaces religion in the minds of those with free thought. Religious indoctrination suffocates free thought.
So yes or no?
Only in the minds of those who aren't indoctrinated in stone age & medieval ideology.
So you don't believe those same people might one day view technology as an all powerful god? What of the atheists like me that were indoctrinated and are atheists now?
How many theists do you know who've been honest enough to admit their belief was bullshit?
Well they wouldn't really be theists now would they?
It's already done. It's the majority of humans that can't keep up with progress
according to a resent National Geographic survey( which was done over a tow year period ) the four major world religions are on a huge decline... So to state a simple fact:: religionism is dieing being replaced with people no longer wanting any more religious bull shit
it has..... just waiting for light to catch up
Randolph Barrett well it hasn't as we still have religion...
Nothing needs to replace religion ... Religions are simply NOT needed ...
I disagree. I think a good part of the population need something bigger than themselves to cling to.
religion is not necessarily about something bigger ... For many of the theists I know religion is more like giving them a sense of belonging to something ... For them simple social constructs can do the trick, and it wont be a replacement for religion
ok. So what if, in the future we all belong to the hive mind?
Hmm ... What if my grandmother had ball bearings in her knees ...
Not by technology, but by scientific advancements that accurately describe the nature of reality. Also, not replace, but make religion useless. As for the sense of being part in something bigger than yourself, this is called ethics route and it doesn't need religion as people with no religion are ethical as well. Ethics is based on human nature and in its social branch. Therefore, we can continue to advance for the better without indoctrination
Scientific advancement. Isnt that the definition of technology?
Justin Champion Technology are the means, the practical application of science. The "gadgets" based on science is the technology. Scientific advancement is the broadening of knowledge about reality. It doesn't need to have a practical application to be a "scientific advancement"
I pray so lol
technology is discovering what somebody organized
No. But common sense will.
Definitely cz technology is here to stay. Religion is out dated same as knowledge based education should be left to machines.
Religion is worshiping an unseen and unknowable deity. It's a form of submission to a vague idea that most people don't fully grasp. While there are clear parallels that can be drawn to technology in that sense, it's the mystery or subjective idea that there is something "beyond" that makes life worth living. It gives life purpose to a lot of people. While technology isn't always understood by most people, it is understandable and tangible. You can see it, you can use it, you can touch it, and you know it was made in a factory by a man somewhere. The mystery of technology is one of functionality, not of existence. For this reason technology will always be OUR creation, whereas religious people are worshiping that which they believe created US. Technology can't replace that.
What about when machines start designing and building machines? What aboutA. I. great comment!
Justin Champion I have an automation degree... I’m very curious about AI
Technology can't replace a human mind notion nor will it ever worship a God or Gods.
No, seeing how there are many religious scientists no
Religious scientists are dishonest. My uncle is a Professor of Pediatrics. I went to see him once and started talking about Evolution and his eyes lit up and he concurred with my position then the penny dropped. I realised my uncle goes to church out of habit but his true belief is science. Everytime I dismiss religious positions at family meetings I see the unspoken approval in his eyes
Mind you many scientists pretended to be religious at a time when a man's views about the universe could cost him his life. The Enlightenment was barely two centuries ago and old habits die hard. We may have equal rights for gays but prejudice against gays still abounds
What if science answers all the great questions of existence?
I dont think it will in the near future
Well the time frame doesn't matter for the purpose of this discussion. What if it does?
Neithet synthetic religions nor disarrayed technology will make you human !
What does, since you seem to know?
RESPECT YOUR ROOTS !
reality not limited into that kind of thought
what if science answers all the questions of existence that we don't know yet?
I know Science can go beyond
If it is used in a different way
yes, you said rightly !
Nah. If anything, religion and technology will blend into each other.
I'm an atheist. I'm also religious. But you said atheists so I'll respond, maybe that will teach you to not generalize all religion as theistic. No.
Haha ok. But isn't a non-theistic religion a philosophy? Correct me if I am wrong..
No I wouldn't say so. I am theravāda Buddhist. It is still a very religious belief system with aspects that materialists would consider supernatural and a sort of afterlife. It's certainly set apart from most religions but I think closer to them than to just a philosophy.
No, education will replace religion.
Not only religion, but eventually people itself.
Religions will die out naturally, but it will take a looooooong time.
Rational ethics will replace religion. Technology will be kept to the minimum if it has to survive.
I mean, ideas like changing your cell phone every year or twice a year will just have to go. This is ridiculous - and the reason why we need rational ethics. You can call it a religion if you like, that makes no difference, it's just a matter of names.
To some extent it already done and advancing fast.
you give another race religion so you can advance it tech faster than them