I am not playing games. It was totally fine that people believed in those gods back then. However they were designed by people who probably didn't believe in them exactly the way they were portraying them. The ancient times had a much stronger class distinction and liberty was not as evenly distributed as it is today. Common people were designed by society to be stupid and be told what to do. The world had to be built after all, you know, the one you wake up every morning in. Now it's different, we have a much more educated common folk because of the internet. We are in the early stages of a world changing revolution. It doesn't have to be violent, but there will probably be some.
so god was totally cool with every awful thing done in his name because they weren't ignorant back then? god was totally cool with slavery justified in his name because they were ignorant back then?
you are playing games when you try to legitimize as real, something that was clearly not. santa claus is clearly made up. are you going to ttry and legitimize him as real just because it makes little kids happy?
We are stuck with this two class society when we use money, that's what it was designed to accomplish. Eventually the monetary system will be used to assign your worth as a human being because that's the direction that we are heading. That's what the Secular State has to offer.
communism is said to be secular, i'm not quite sure followers of that ideology would agree as to your assesment to the secular world. in any case, you're simply going back to the wild assumption that lives are worthless and meaningless without god. which is very much wrong.
We have seen early stages of this through credit score bureaus. Liberty is not an illusion, not at all.
it is if you somehow think that you must do or die and somehow have a choice...
But if you don't fight for it that can quickly take place in a generation. God didn't make us to hand over our liberties to a currency attached the a rich class that works off the backs of the poor. The rich simply will not be able to hold out forever. Eventually they will step on too many people and uprising will take place. We have already seen things like occupy wallstreet and even the tea party was a real uprising against government spending.
we also saw this sort of thing with the protestant reformation
and we see this with people breaking free of the religious dogma of the ages that strips them of their civil rights