A new chapter ?
In theory, as set forth by many of our Constitutions, we, are to have a clear division of church and State, which has been debated many times as the topic of our sovereignty.
We have evolved greatly as the human race. At exponential rates, particularly over the last 100 or so years.
But not across the board.
Technologically, yes. Of this, there is absolutely no doubt.
Socially? Not nearly in a commensurate fashion.
There is a great think tank, among individuals in this organization, and others like it. And there is much that can still be accomplished, much like the huge gains to humanity that abolishing slavery, and the equal rights movements did to change (in some places) the societal landscape virtually overnight, leading us out of the dark ages, and propelling us into a more modern, just, and productive race.
These were the efforts of previous generations of rational thinkers. And that progression should not rest on it's laurels.
We are still not that much more evolved, in many aspects, socially, than centuries (perhaps millenia) ago.
A strategy would be instrumental to make the next quantum leap forwared, and to abolish the fairy tale 'goblins and demon' nightmares being bred into every new generation of a modern society.
To that end, a firm groundwork would need to be set, to firmly establish some new precedents, and enforce judiciary law, for the crimes that are clearly demonstrable in religious society, and hopefully, others here will be inspired to contribute (in any way they can, even if it's just to put forth ideas, and dialogue, and build momentum), and be instrumental, in furthering a conscious new effort in abolishing the freedom, and blind eye (hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil) that has been afforded by those religious zealots who commit these crimes by proxy, as moral agents for an absent 'leader'.
Among them, are:
1- The crime of fraud.
The legal definition of which appears most often as; fraud is a deliberate misrepresentation which causes another person to suffer damages.
2- The crime of tort.
The legal definition of which appears most often as; a tort is a civil wrong arising from an act or failure to act, independently of any contract, for which an action for personal injury or property damages may be brought .
3- The crime of menacing.
The legal definition of which appears most often as; menacing is something that threatens to cause evil, harm, injury, etc.; a threat The crime of terrorism.
The legal definition of which appears most often as; terrorism is the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce.The state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization, or a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.
5- The crime of collusion.
The legal definition of which appears most often as; collusion is an agreement between two or more persons, sometimes illegal and therefore secretive, to limit open competition by deceiving, misleading, or defrauding others of their legal rights, or to obtain an objective forbidden by law typically by defrauding or gaining an unfair advantage
It occurred to me that even the very notion that the 'holy bible' is in fact 'holy' is a complete fraud, based on the etymology of the word, which defines the word 'holy' to mean 'uninjured, sound, healthy, entire, complete’, which it is demonstrably not.
Yet, it uses this method of declaration of 'holiness' as a means to certify itself and instill a false confidence. This can also be looked at, as conflict of interest, and collusion.
The effort of all this, would NOT be to abolish the human rights of individuals to live to a moral code of their choice, but to not abolish the coercion tactics of religions WRONGLY (and therefore ILLEGALLY) claiming unfalsifiable testimony as FACTS that individuals SHOULD behave in any proposed manner, or SUFFER the consequences, as put forth in their unfalsifiable (and therefore ILLEGAL, UNJUST, UNETHICAL) manifetsos.
Terrorising the human physche with the threat of eternal pain and suffering for non adherance to their individual manifestos, should be used to set a new precedent for terrorism, and psychological abuse.
Awareness of all these atrocities exists among us, but needs to be accompanied by it's strongest ally.
Theism and dogma are spread like a virus. They are communicable from the host to the recipient, in a hostile method of delivery. The methods of delivery have been outlined, and demonstrated to be administered in a criminal fashion.
If 'we', as a collective of 'rationalistic' individuals, truly are as we claim, then we will be able to accomplish greatly propelling the next evolutionary step in the human race, by establishing new precendents, and perhaps, a new chapter...
I keep asking myself " Are they just playin' stupid, or are they just plain stupid?..."
"To explain the unknown by the known is a logical procedure; to explain the known by the unknown is a form of theological lunacy" : David Brooks
" Only on the subject of God can smart people still imagine that they reap the fruits of human intelligence even as they plow them under." : Sam Harris