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How theistic world view can contribute to development and under development

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I think a theistic worldview has no place in the developed or developing world. I don't think a theistic worldview can contribute to modern society at all; at its best, it is a poison subculture undermining progress and at its worst it is terrorism and toxic to culture altogether. I.e. humanities verdict based on reflection of interloping religious dogmatism within society.

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It largely depends upon the religion in question. Religions that tend to attack market forces, profit seeking, and knowledge seeking are likely far worse than those that don't. It's quite possible that a religion encouraging prosperity and truth seeking could be a positive force for (human and economic) development.

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Religion in the US leads the way in preventing stem-cell research. There are potentially huge advancements that may come from this research. Fortunately there are other countries in the world that allow this, but it does leave the US looking rather silly.

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It was a theistic world view, or more correctly the practice of it, that perpetuated medieval ignorance and the suffering the accompanied it. Also led to despicable endeavors like witch hunts, the Inquisition and Crusades. The Black Plague was contrived as a punishment from god, not a medical catastrophe thanks to the insistence of small minded theists. The advancement of science and human knowledge was suppressed for centuries by organizations of theists. Now what has been learned by man and can be no longer denied by religion becomes woven with the very dogma that once opposed it. The spread of instant worldwide communications is slowly, too slowly, allowing the average human access to insight into the falsehoods and misdeeds perpetuated by faiths of fear and mythical promises.

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Development of what? Define "theistic". Being a theist means nothing to millions of people.

I think that the Christian worldview has contributed to the development of civilization, science, music, art, literature, family values, law and order, social work, charity, etc in a most positive and powerful manner. Want to start with Mother Teresa or Francis Bacon. Can't bring the whole library here.

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Mother Teresa was actually a fairly horrible person. Poor example.

And it was not the "Christian worldview" that contributed to those things any more than an "atheistic worldview" would- it is he nature of the people involved, which does not change no matter what they believe.
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Anyone who, even at 80 years old, refuses to buy more than three sets of clothing for herself and feeds the poor and needy, is in my opinion a good woman.
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Best answer IMO.
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"Feeds the poor and needy"- oh right, because running slum condition "hospices" where no one actually receives any medical care, aren't allowed visitors, and live in deplorable conditions is a "good woman". A woman who advocated for her nuns to baptize the Hindus under her care without their knowledge or agreement. A woman who sent over 90% of the monies donated to her right to the church coffers or used them to build NUNNERIES. Mother Teresa did nothing to help the poor of Calcutta, and didn't WANT to. She stated multiple times that suffering was good because it brought a person "closer to god". She had no interest in alleviating poverty.
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geek, as the atheist like say, "prove it"
All you have sounds like bitter grapes.
Have you ever met and discussed first hand with anyone who worked with Mother Teresa?
I have.
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And you can blame pagan superstition for the slums in India.

To claim, as you did ^ that beliefs do not impact what people do, is against all rational thinking. If beliefs do not change how people feel and act, then the multi-billion dollar advertising industry is wasting its time and money. But they know better.
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http://www.patheos.com/blogs/daylightatheism/2008/05/mother-teresa/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/04/mother-teresa-myth_n_2805697.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2287427/Was-Mother-Teresa-saintly-Researchers-spark-controversy-claiming-care-sick-dubious-handling-cash-suspicious.html

Christopher Hitchens also wrote an entire book about Mother Teresa, and the mistaken myth of her saintliness.

And yes, I have met people who worked with her first hand. I was very involved in Catholic Charities as a teenager.

AGain- no one said beliefs cannot affect how people act, but to suggest that, say, Leonardo da Vinci would never have been an artist or an inventor of such genius if his religious affiliation was different is just against all rational thinking.
Think about it from your own experience- would you suddenly become a bad person if you lost your faith in your god? If so, you weren't a good person to begin with. Would you suddenly lose whatever talents or expertise you possess, or the desire to put them to use? Doubtful. It certainly never happened to any atheist I know, nor to those I know who converted TO a religion as an adult.
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You look at things in a very narrow and legalistic way. Sad.
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I agree with redDragon

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it doesn't so much with education, mostly spirituality.

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