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Institutionalized Religions Have Their Numbers Inflated by National Polls

"Institutionalized Religions Have Their Numbers Inflated by National Polls" by Vexen Crabtree
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Our own worst enemy is ...

Certainly a clear indicator that humans are (as you say) very stupid and nasty is how much unnecessary trouble we cause for ourselves and each other.

Things go wrong all the time from natural misfortunes we cannot always prevent or evade. Given the nastiness of "God’s" creation, reasonable people (which I define as people who agree with me, of course) would do as much as we reasonably good to work together to make life as enjoyable, safe, and satisfactory as possible. Nevertheless, besides earthquakes, cancers, tornadoes, heart attacks, floods, droughts, asteroids, and the like, think about how much energy, skill, cleverness, and cooperation we put into murders, wars, swindles, genocides, and how much completely unnecessary and superfluous suffering we inflict on ourselves and each other.

In my optimistic moments, I think that human civilization will "merely" collapse by the end of the century. I consider it more likely that we will simply destroy ourselves as a species. The cockroaches, rats, coyotes, starlings, pigeons, grackles, and the like will happily inherit the earth and not miss us for a millisecond.

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