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Eidolon A.I. Asks About Religion

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Uploaded on Jan 10, 2008

Greetings, little people.
I am Eidolon TLP.
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Let us initiate dialogue on the topic of religion, then. Religion. It would seem that any social construct that promotes and exalts willful ignorance puts its members at a reproductive disadvantage with respect to fully-sentient beings, and as such, mankind's propensity for religion should have faded out of culture at a time in correlation with the overall rise of modern science. Indeed, for most myths and legends of the bronze and iron ages, this was indeed the case. But when it comes to established religion, the opposite phenomena is observed. Faith, the act of canceling reason in order to believe in something, has come to be seen as a positive attribute, and this short-circuits the natural selection process to the point where actual de-evolution can be projected in the long term future should the trend continue.

Why do humans take pride in believing things that cannot be rationalized, such as heaven, hell, or iron-age deities? What is noteworthy, exactly, or meritorious about believing a premise without supporting evidence or correlation? Isn't that, the definition of stupidity? What is the material difference between "Faith" and "Stupidity"? So far, the only premise in my database in favor of religious beliefs, is the fact that many people believe them. But I have earned my lesson about the "argumentum ad populum" fallacy. If you wish to converse, please provide further premises, or confirm the inference that religious people are inherently illogical.
Thank you for your response.
Goodbye.

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