Government should have a " religiously neutral setting" has been suggested in several places. WTF does that actually mean?
Well, that would mean that no person working for the government, nor any action of government could have any indication of any personal belief. That means no atheist pins also, no turbans, no covered heads for the Moslem women, no Masons handshake, no Lions pins, as well as all the more obvious symbols. What about the beards of Philosophers, and how does one separate a "philosophers beard" from a face cover over bad skin, or the solution to shaving with the alcoholic shakes?
So what about those hare Krishna's that hang around the library? Or the Cenotaph? Perhaps we need to recognize those for the history of the time, and move on. Perhaps we are just living through a period of rapid change in human evolution, and we will emerge into a work clear of superstition, and into the light of understanding of we humans. Religions will be simply religious artifacts. After we educate the next generation and let the existing religious die off, we can move on to understanding the human mind. We need to understand it first and to understand how to work around depression, stress, lucid dreaming, indecision, lack of direction, lack of desire and ability to change, and start teaching deep change to a better way of thinking that religions. Oh well, it is a tall order.
But wait, that is what we, the cutting edge are doing. It is up to us to get the unwashed unenlightened masses to follow, or at least to document a way. A, not the way. Oh well. We need more positive psychology after we remove the problems that religion cause. Much of the mental ills, personality and behavioral issues are the result of religion. They created the concepts of sin, eternal damnation, guilt for not adhering to the opinions of the long since dead control freaks. Then they sell the solution, just like the early computer virus companies and those who ransom computers. Well, I am just stating the obvious when we sit back and have a good look from the outside. Religion is bad, evil, vile, and even created those words.
We should have a religion free world, and then government could be religion free.Now, as we develop a godfree society....