Kingkool wrote:I believe that you need something to congregate people, like a common philosophy or religion, in order to start a society. However, if a country is greatly influenced by a religion, would a fear of god(s) slow progress? I believe the answer is yes. Anyone who is atleast a little religious will do things based on their beliefs. If god told Adam and Eve not to seek knowledge, should we do the same and burn books?
KingKool I have to disagree, wouldn't a society with a multitude of individual's be ideal? Instead of all of them having a common philosophy or religion? Doesn't everyone do things based on their beliefs atheist, theist, and agnostic? God told Adam not to eat of the tree of "Knowledge of Good and evil," God didn't tell him don't seek knowledge. So no we should not burn books.