May 2nd, 2004


(no subject)

One of the problems with the modern world is that we've taken away the simple reason to be nice to each other "God wants you to be nice." without having a good reason to replace it.

Sure, you can work through things and realise that being nice to people makes the world a nicer place to be, and that as you live in the world it's worth putting in the effort to make it nicer. But most people don't get that far.

In some ways religion was a handy way to make less smart people want to be nice. (and no, I can't think of a nicer way of saying that).