Will technology eventually replace religion?

Atheists only. Do you think technology will eventually replace religion?

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Justin Champion
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Reality replaces religion in the minds of those with free thought. Religious indoctrination suffocates free thought.

Adam Finch
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So yes or no?

Justin Champion 3 years

Only in the minds of those who aren't indoctrinated in stone age & medieval ideology.

Adam Finch 3 years

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?

Justin Champion 3 years

How many theists do you know who've been honest enough to admit their belief was bullshit?

Adam Finch 3 years

Well they wouldn't really be theists now would they?

Justin Champion 3 years

It's already done. It's the majority of humans that can't keep up with progress

Soi Norris
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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

Randolph Barrett
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So yes or no?

Justin Champion 3 years

it has..... just waiting for light to catch up

Randolph Barrett 3 years

Randolph Barrett well it hasn't as we still have religion...

Justin Champion 3 years

Nothing needs to replace religion ... Religions are simply NOT needed ...

Dimitris Pruitt
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I disagree. I think a good part of the population need something bigger than themselves to cling to.

Justin Champion 3 years

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

Dimitris Pruitt 3 years

ok. So what if, in the future we all belong to the hive mind?

Justin Champion 3 years

Hmm ... What if my grandmother had ball bearings in her knees ...

Dimitris Pruitt 3 years

No

Matt Dickerson
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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

Adrian Curtis
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Scientific advancement. Isnt that the definition of technology?

Justin Champion 3 years

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"

Adrian Curtis 3 years

Nah

Vegard Yu
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I pray so lol

Tonye Dennison
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technology is discovering what somebody organized

Nauara Reynolds
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No. But common sense will.

Paul Nielsen
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done

Soi Norris
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Definitely cz technology is here to stay. Religion is out dated same as knowledge based education should be left to machines.

Ayonga Hansen
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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.

Matt Dickerson
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What about when machines start designing and building machines? What aboutA. I. great comment!

Justin Champion 3 years

Justin Champion I have an automation degree... I’m very curious about AI

Matt Dickerson 3 years

Technology can't replace a human mind notion nor will it ever worship a God or Gods.

Soi Norris
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Yes. 100%

Deepu Hogue
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No, seeing how there are many religious scientists no

Barbra Roy
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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

Tonye Dennison 3 years

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

Tonye Dennison 3 years

What if science answers all the great questions of existence?

Justin Champion 3 years

I dont think it will in the near future

Barbra Roy 3 years

Well the time frame doesn't matter for the purpose of this discussion. What if it does?

Justin Champion 3 years
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Neithet synthetic religions nor disarrayed technology will make you human !

Rajesh Hadley
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What does, since you seem to know?

Mike Floyd 3 years

RESPECT YOUR ROOTS !

Rajesh Hadley 3 years

reality not limited into that kind of thought

Carlos Smart
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Why not?

Justin Champion 3 years

what if science answers all the questions of existence that we don't know yet?

Justin Champion 3 years

I know Science can go beyond

Carlos Smart 3 years

If it is used in a different way

Carlos Smart 3 years

yes, you said rightly !

Rajesh Hadley
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Nah.

If anything, religion and technology will blend into each other.

Musa Cody
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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.

Dylan İvey
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Haha ok. But isn't a non-theistic religion a philosophy? Correct me if I am wrong..

Justin Champion 3 years

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.

Dylan İvey 3 years

No, education will replace religion.

Craig Ferguson
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Not only religion, but eventually people itself.

JA Alfre Adkins
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Religions will die out naturally, but it will take a looooooong time.

Steven Connors
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Rational ethics will replace religion. Technology will be kept to the minimum if it has to survive.

Leonardo Hamm
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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.

Leonardo Hamm 3 years

To some extent it already done and advancing fast.

Soi Norris
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you give another race religion so you can advance it tech faster than them

Don Crawford
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