God or No-God?


Suppose we allow that the US has a god/no god population belief ratio of 90% – survey suggests somewhere in the 85-95% range depending on whatever.
Suppose over say a year, for reasons internal to the belief systems of the population, this ratio is smoothly and completely reversed . Is it your prediction that the culture would change dramatically for the
better or worse?>
I will answer the question by an analogy:
God/No-God is like technology/No-technology.
Consider any society which has been affected by technology.
Your question is equivalent to asking: What would happen to it if more technology is introduced into it or less? Will this change society for the better or for the worse?
One can’t predict, because a lot depends on what kind of technology is introduced or removed.
Or again, Will the world change for the better or for the worse if internet is removed?
In many ways for the worse, in many ways for the better.
I think the lives of individuals can be improved with a minimum or no God/religion or technology or internet. But I can’t be so sure about society and civilization as a whole.
This is my assessment, because I have seen the worst of religion and the best of it too.

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About Varadaraja V. Raman

Physicist, philosopher, explorer of ideas, bridge-builder, devotee of Modern Science and Enlightenment, respecter of whatever is good and noble in religious traditions as well as in secular humanism,versifier and humorist, public speaker, dreamer of inter-cultural,international,inter-religious peace.
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