But an underlying respect for the fellow humanness within is what keeps things stable

Fighting is for power. All the other stuff is used as excuses-for-the-power. Religions have been around from the dawn of mankind. There’s no reason they won’t continue forever in some form, even if we change its name.

I’d love a Star Trek Utopia but I don’t think it’s likely without some REALLY GOOD diplomacy. With diplomacy, religion doesn’t matter because civility will rule. Civility is as basic as anything. Religions will happily continue doing the religious things. Politicians will continue their rises to power and their falls from grace. But it’s civility that keeps us a strong planet; accepting disagreements with an underlying respect for the common humanity.

This idea is one of the threads that’s tucked away within many religions; this respect for others. Nothing wrong with one group thinking they’re better. But an underlying respect for the fellow humanness within is what keeps things stable imo.

Of course I could be naive too smile emoticon

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