Sunday, July 28, 2013

What if you built your own religion?

Listening to a podcast one day the caller questioned whether or not humanism could properly address racism and its negative effects. Matt Dillahunty explained a concept that I had never been exposed to before and I can't stop thinking about it:

To address equality ...Think of any system (a company, a family, a school, a religion, government, city, state, country, world) And 'build' it not knowing what part of it you will be.

So if you were to build a company, you would imagine and design every facet and position within not knowing if when the business is set to go what part in it you will be. You will pull out of a hat your position - it could be CEO or it could be janitor. If the world really operated liked that could it be a lot better?

It has also been a strong confirmation to me that the church is not true.

If a man sat a drawing board with the instruction to build a religion but wouldn't know if he'd wake up a female in that faith... I don't think most religions would look the way that they do.

In Mormonism would men be comfortable making their covenants through their spouse?
Or spending more on the young men's youth programs than the young women's?
Or having only men sitting up on the stand?
Would the hierarchy of the church be all male?
Priesthood limited to men?
Would polygamy and polyandry have taken place?
Would the LGBT community be so poorly treated?

I also read that if all that is known about religion and science were to disappear tomorrow, science would eventually get back to where it is now, religion could return but it would be different.

Here is the segment that has been brain food to chew on.

I have spent a lot of time reading, watching religion debates and being absolutely inspired by Neil deGrasse Tyson, its fascinating what you can learn when you step out of your worldview and open up to new concepts

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