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  •  "What harm does a good fantasy do"? (4+ / 0-)

    Fantasy is fine when it is recognized by all as just that and no more. Fantasy is good for poetry, art, music and drama, but not for decisions about the lives of human beings.

    The basic problem is, we still live in an era fraught by superstitious thinking.  The belief in things without evidence holds back the ability to think about issues with clear minds and blocks the ability to come to reasoned solutions.  When one makes the claim that impossible and unproven beings and events are real, the confusion  and absolutist thinking that results from it can sometimes be deadly to the world.

      I would like to hope that any new age of enlightenment would be an expansion of the "no gods' thinking of some of the last Enlightenment leaders.

    Imagine no religion.

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