After reading a few threads here I've got to thinking about religion. Now first up I'm only looking for serious thought on this.
Ancient Greeks had gods, plenty of them. They died out and are thought of as laughable these days. If I seriously prayed to Zuus, I'd be thought of a lunatic.
Can anyone see a time when our current batch of religion has run it's course? The realist in me refuses to believe in God or Gods. To me, it's just an evalution we are going through, much like the "world is flat" routine and for now we are so scared to accept we are truly alone in this world (or other as yet unknown worlds) and there is no higher being. This is it and we must take responsiblities for one's own actions. I see religion as a good fable that much like Aesop's stories have a moral and shouldn't be taken too literally.
I know religion fills a void in many people's lives and can be good, but does religion in this day and age (or any time for that matter) do more harm than good?
The floor is now open