All too often Atheists are subjective and do not quantify their perambulations. With the exception of authors like Dawkins, Hitchens, Shermer and Harris (who are strong on statistics as well as rhetoric), our mission to convince the brain-dead is still not taken seriously by the mainstream media. The following is an attempt to scientifically/philosophically quantify an axiom of truth. I think we need to develop more axioms similar to this, to establish a science of mental reality!
Hope you’ll enjoy—
•THE CONSTANCY ASSERTION: A child born into the embrace of any one religion, tends to stay with that embrace.
2. The PRIMORDIAL ASSERTION: Religion (formal respect of the unknown) has been the mainstay of the human psyche as an explanation of natural phenomena since the dawn of consciousness.
3. THE MORALITY ASSERTION: a. Obedience to the law, civil or religious, is a communal obligation. The latter includes code for its self-preservation but usually lacks timely enforcement. Even though both condemn a citizen’s offense against other citizens, the latter is, on parochial condition, more forgiving! (*)
b. Religion is about humans’ relationship with their deity, but morality is a person’s relationship with other people.
4. THE REPLACEMENT ASSERTION: The advancement of science and understanding is in opposite progression to the dissembling and retreat of religion.
(*) In the last sentence of MORALITY ASSERTION (item a. “on parochial condition”), is this not a form of blackmail—a threat of vengeance if not adhered to? (Scare tactics at the very least for the innocuous crime of intellectually challenging a cult’s promise of eternal afterlife).