Christophe wrote:Exnihiloest wrote:So either we make a totalitarian society which constrains these instincts and prevents temptation
Some have tried some time ago ... Let us quote the Our Father:
"And do not submit us to temptation" changed recently in "And don't let us get into temptation"
When we see what has been done in the name of Christ and even that it is happening within the Christian church (churches without gilding it is quite rare) I do not believe that this aphorism is really taken seriously. .human nature always takes over!
Absolutely. It is terrible to think that religious conditioning can be an alternative to the neglect of entertainment in our societies. We are not far from the choice between plague and cholera.
Human nature which would always take over, is it not always that which pleases us in our illusions, whether that of eternal religious paradise, of an ecological Eden, of a drug, or of virtual reality d a video game?
So you have to deal with it. The culture that opens us to a whole lot of angles of view and the research of how our universe works seems to me a good palliative to entertainment by channeling our nature.
A well-placed curiosity leads to the acquisition of the most objective knowledge possible, provides us with a better understanding of our situation, puts it into perspective, in addition to giving us keys to solve concrete practical problems, and with the jubilant side of discovery of the unknown that we find on the way.
For the definitive answers to the existential questions, let us leave it, the political ideologues, the prophets and the messiahs have already proved that they are vain and even harmful or even fatal.