Belief in Science
Faith in the Future
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A rational religion
Why do we regard Futurism as a religion? Because it is a system of
beliefs which gives us hope of addressing some of those difficult and
often disquieting questions. Futurism has similarities and
differences to the more traditional religions:
- We have only one tenet: that it is possible to understand and comprehend anything, given sufficient time and intellectual capacity. Belief in science.
- We have only one commandment: Be good (however you personally define it).
- Our priests and priestesses are scientists and technologists.
- Our holy texts are are the ever-updating peer-reviewed scientific and technical publications, rather than static books or scrolls.
- We 'worship' by educating ourselves, in what ever way is best suited to our particular abilities and interests.
- We seek to educate others with reason, logic and fact, not with dogma and myth.
- We promise eternal life through more practical means; the pursuit of medical science and technology.
- Finally, a religion is incomplete without deity. Our deities, the (from current perspectives) all-knowing and all-powerful beings which will have the answers we seek, shall be either ourselves or our children, empowered and enhanced by scientific and technological progress. Faith in the future.