[Challenge:Future] Rise of Religion


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[Challenge:Future] Rise of Religion

  1. 1. Rise of Religion Its dogma and fundamentalism Prevention: Rise of Science and Rationality A.Venkata Sohith Kumar Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies,APIIIT INDIA 21 st Century Disaster
  2. 2. Rise of Religion <ul><li>Rise of Religious Dogmatism,Fanatism and Fundamentalism and Authority. </li></ul><ul><li>Terrorist attacks,Wars,Irrational beliefs and supertitions,Intolerance,Irresponsibility. </li></ul><ul><li>Denial of Science and its fruits like Medicines,technology,evolution and understanding of nature. </li></ul><ul><li>Blind following of cults and self-denial attitude like human bombing and possibly Nuclear Terror. </li></ul>
  3. 3. History : Rise of Religion <ul><li>All the greatest disasters in human history are caused by Religions! </li></ul><ul><li>Crusades,Slavery,Witch-hunting </li></ul><ul><li>Israeli/Palestinian Wars. </li></ul><ul><li>Indian Partition Bloodshed. </li></ul><ul><li>Denial of Human Rights to </li></ul><ul><li>Females and Children. </li></ul><ul><li>Halocaust and Persecution </li></ul><ul><li>of Jews as “Jesus Killers” </li></ul><ul><li>Honour Killings and Ethnic cleansing of weaker section. </li></ul><ul><li>Persecution of Homosexuals,Thinkers and Scientists! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Circumstances : Rise of Religion <ul><li>Religious Dogma,Faith,Science Denial. </li></ul><ul><li>Gap between Scientists and General Public. </li></ul><ul><li>Silence of Intellectuals,Atheists and Humanists </li></ul><ul><li>Tolerance of Intolerance in the name of secular. </li></ul><ul><li>Ex:Not condemning attacks and fatwas on </li></ul><ul><li>vaccinations,evolution,non-believers,writers. </li></ul><ul><li>An Entire generation of Closed Minded People who will be in a responsible jobs like police,hospitals and even scientists! </li></ul><ul><li>Rise of hypocritic Politicians and Religious leaders weilding power. Ex:Mullahs,Pope etc.(Happening right now) </li></ul><ul><li>The fundamentalists acquiring Weapons of mass destruction </li></ul><ul><li>Resulting in disaster of War possibly Nuclear War. </li></ul>
  5. 5. My Idea! Rise of Science and Rationality <ul><li>Science liberates people from irrational fears and delusions.Educating from young with strong emphasis on science and discouraging religion. </li></ul><ul><li>Making Scientific,skeptic and rational thinking a norm of society and human life. </li></ul><ul><li>A Global movement for Science and Rationality therey creating a platform for dissemination of Science and Rationality by bringing together Humanists, Atheists,Rationalists, Skeptics to fight Religious Dogma, irrationality and fundamentalism. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Question Everything! <ul><li>Be a Skeptic! </li></ul><ul><li>Be Rational and Logical! </li></ul><ul><li>Question all claims until </li></ul><ul><li>you see evidence and reason! </li></ul><ul><li>Religion fears Science </li></ul><ul><li>because it questions everything. </li></ul><ul><li>Stop believing and start questioning religion. </li></ul><ul><li>Make People debate on Religion openly and freely without fear. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>The idea of being Good to please or by fearing God is ridiculous. </li></ul><ul><li>Removal of Religion from education and government should be done. Indoctrining children with religious ideology is nothing but violation of their human rights . </li></ul><ul><li>Inculcate the idea that </li></ul><ul><li>“ We can be Good </li></ul><ul><li>just because </li></ul><ul><li>we want to be Good.” </li></ul><ul><li>We need to explain people that they can live a life of ideals like secularism, tolerance, freedom, rights and morals without God.Through science we can have a better appreciation of life and nature and of morality. </li></ul>No need of God to be Good
  8. 8. Global Movement for Science <ul><li>Eventhough many organizations and individuals are fighting this cause like richard dawkins,randy,rationlists groups,skeptics, agnostics, atheists,humanists etc., but they are still far from achieving a critical mass. </li></ul><ul><li>A Global Movement combining all the above to achieve “Critical mass” is necessary to be recognized and to fight back the religion and its attacks on science.Also,to tackle fundamentalists from spreading like creationism in educational curriculum etc., an efficient scientific lobby is required to create laws and policies rationally not religiously. </li></ul><ul><li>Show to many people that they can live a rational life without fear of religions. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Goal: To eradicate Religious Irrationality and fundamentalism By : Protecting children from religious indoctrination and by edcuating science,rational thinking,responsibility and morals like tolerance and secularism.Strict laws to tackle any spreading of irrational beliefs,practice and methods. Target: To achieve a critical mass of rational,scientific people who will protect world from future disasters. By: The Global movement by all rational and scientific people culminating in popularizing and coming out of atheists and rationalists.
  10. 10. I want to see the following disappear from world forever <ul><li>“ Condemnation of use of Condoms in Africa by religions where HIV/AIDS disaster is hitting hard.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Anti-Abortionist religious fanatics destroying health of women & their rights.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Prosecution of great people who impact the world from Galileo,Einstein. Harassing scientists,artists,writers,intellectuals like salman rushdie and taslima nasrin in the name of religion and obstructing freedom.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Denouncing science,evolution in favour of myths of religions.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Disturbing sexual and other personal space of people and mutilating them.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Killing people of other faiths at the first chance and believing in medieval era myths.Killing people by denying medicines and using faith healing.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Indoctrining children and destroying their self and critical thinking and making them into hard headed fools and fundamentalists harming the society.” </li></ul><ul><li>Sources: Blind Watchmaker, God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, http://ffrf.org , http://reason.com , www.skeptic.com ,God is not Great by Christopher Hitchens,Randy Foundation(www.randi.org),http://www.atheistalliance.org/. </li></ul>