We can all agree that people are great.
I know I’m pretty great.
Most of the time.
Unless I’m driving or shopping or conversing or interacting with other people.
By myself, I’m great.
Which is the central dogma of the Freedom From Religion people:
Just ignore the first sentence about moral progress being brought about by non-religious people.
It’s not true.
But this post is about Utopia, not truth!
If we get sidetracked by the truth, we’ll never reach Utopia.
Because we arrive at Utopia by eliminating religion.
To put it another way:
Humanism thus derives the goals of life from human need and interest rather than from theological or ideological abstractions, and asserts that humanity must take responsibility for its own destiny. – AmericanHumanist.org
I know! I know!
The statement contradicts itself!
“Humanism thus derives the goals of life from human need and interest” is itself an ideological abstraction.
You’re getting distracted again.
The point is, we’ve got to get rid of religion.
(Yes…Humanism is sort of religious…STOP SIDETRACKING ME! I’m not telling you again!)
Imagine life without the guilt, shame, judgment, discrimination, and hostility that religious people produce!
Imagine a world governed not by ancient superstitions, but by our innate greatness.
A civilization built on the foundation of human virtue.
Can you see it?
We wouldn’t lock our doors anymore.
We wouldn’t need prisons.
We wouldn’t need government.
Our children could roam the streets in complete safety.
Every action would be a deliberate effort to benefit all of mankind, rather than just ourselves.
This is how we’re wired!
We don’t need religion to tell us how to behave.
Am I right?
Of course, I’m right!
People are always right.
People are great.