Religion and Race: the Solution

I’m seeing quite a few Christian posts in my feed, which is obvious both because it’s Easter, and because you always see some. Ardent Christian’s tend to be like cat people, they post frequently and the quality of their content matters far less than just the point they want to hammer home.
On the one hand, I wish all people celebrating Easter to have a happy Easter, and all the Christian people I know personally are good people, so I apologize in advance for any offense this blog may give, but…
I also believe that organized religion is a curse, a tool that has been used by powerful interests for literally millenia to suppress people and support authoritarian regimes, to gin up support for wars and to excuse human failings. It is my deeply held belief (Yes, belief. Other people have other beliefs and just because I write a blog every day doesn’t mean I’m always right, or even know what I’m talking about) that society would be better off without it.
But, I don’t want to fight it head on. That’s antagonizing too great a percentage of the population for no good reason. I see religion in the same way I see race. These are concepts which, a thousand or two thousand years from now, if the human race is fortunate enough to still exist, will no longer be around.
All human beings 2,000 years from now will be such a mish-mosh of blended DNA that it simply won’t matter anymore. There will be a wide range of skin tones and facial features, but it will be a range, rather than a groupment.
Likewise religion. They aren’t gaining many new converts, because the old stories are obviously, now that we know about things like the vastness of space, and the big bang, and microbes, most people are focused on living a long and prosperous life and spending time in prayer, chanting magical words to an invisible being does not have the same appeal it did a thousand years ago.
Like race, it will continue to slip a little bit with each generation until, at some point in the future, it will be a side note. We don’t need to hurry that day. We don’t need to spend a lot of time debating that point. It’s just the way I think the future is going to unfold.
Happy Easter.

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