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Question: If the original source chapter is split into multiple parts (e.g., 1a, 1b, etc), would you prefer the scanlator...
Translate and release as a single chapter - votes: 2849 (65.8%)
Translate and release it in parts - votes: 1483 (34.2%)
There were 4332 total votes.
The poll ended: September 26th 2020
Scanlators, take note. The people have spoken.
» Trimutius on September 26th, 2020, 8:08pm
» residentgrigo on September 26th, 2020, 10:26pm
If anything try rethinking how societies and their markets are run. That´s where things go the wrongest.
» Suxinn on September 26th, 2020, 10:45pm
Similar to what residentgrigo said, best to reconceptualize how we as a society function as a whole. Bad things stem from a whole host of interrelated issues, and simply cutting off the leaves of it won't solve the core, underlying rot.
So, yeah, about the same gets my vote.
(Now if we were talking about organized religion specifically, my answer might be a tad different...)
» Transdude1996 on September 27th, 2020, 8:01am
Even then, that still requires discussion. On the one hand, the Catholic church has been the common investor in every scientific discovery that's come put of Europe for more than the past millennia. On the other hand, Socialist countries require replacing all beliefs with the religion and worship of the state and government (I'm not exaggerating), and those countries come to a screeching halt within two decades.
» HikaruYami on September 28th, 2020, 10:29am
I answered better because I was specifically thinking of organized religion. You raise an interesting point, but after further consideration, I feel like the only way to completely get rid of religion is to take the belief of *all* supernatural things out of society, which leads to an implication of a more rational human race in general, which makes the world better. Thus, I still think my vote is correct.
The thing is, one can make a religion out of anything supernatural. You could make a religion about ghosts. I've heard of an African culture with a religion geared primarily towards preventing zombies?
I'm not saying religion is the only irrational thing out there, I'm only saying that all irrationality can lead to religion. Therefore, unless you used magic to somehow guide irrational people away from *just* religion, the removal of religion would necessitate the removal of irrationality.
So my vote was and is that it'd make the world Better.
» Transdude1996 on September 28th, 2020, 11:29am
» dasnik on September 29th, 2020, 5:06am
Atheism = believing that there is no spiritual being ( god or otherwise)
Agnostic = believing in what science has proven and nothing that is unknown.
» hkanz on September 27th, 2020, 9:21am
Basically if a religious person can live in a way where they’re not negatively impacting others with their religion, I’m cool with them. If they’re pushing for intelligent design to be taught in schools, trying to bring their religion into laws that should be secular, mounting a crusade or so on, that’s when it gets annoying.
» SKyz007 on September 27th, 2020, 10:46am
Another thing is to look the past with the 21st century glasses. Things weren't as of today. Now you have more sources for everything, to make your decisions or think what do you believe. I'm Christian, but I don't profess it or go to church. I believe in Science and I don't use religion to defend my point of view of life. Maybe I even could be on any other religion or none, depending on my family or values or if I were born in a different moment or country.
The thing is that, from my point of view, you don't do things based on religion solely. You are influenced with many other things and people, and reducing everything to only religion is biased and far from reality.
Oh, and my vote goes to "About the same", because bad people and good people will do things because they want, whatever it is their reason.
» Akemi Mokoto on September 27th, 2020, 5:05pm
In saying that, I have three theories:
1) Religion was made by man to control the masses and it somehow spiraled out of control.
2) Religion started as a rumor that spread like wildfire and became most people's reality.
3) Religion started out as a piece of fiction and somehow became most people's reality.
Now people are religious because of their upbringing or because they're afraid of the idea that when the die, there's nothing. And I imagine without religion, looking at the number of wars, crimes/terrorism started due to religion, the world would probably be better. Especially considering the fact that science, which was held back by Catholics long ago, likely would've made far more and potentially better discoveries and advancements without the extreme interference of religion in the past.
» Jooles on September 28th, 2020, 7:30pm
Change a few words in those sentences while keeping the exact same context, and you're talking about radical islam, Westboro Baptists or religion in the middle ages.
There's nothing inherently wrong with "religion" (rather, a belief in God(s)/Heaven, wanting to live by a code, etc.); the problem is much more about people in general lacking self-awareness and understanding of others.
» dasnik on September 29th, 2020, 5:26am
Extremely precarious equilibrium and not the best with many dissension, but in a better position than if every country was still at war for territorial expansion. Religion made a common ground to unite.
Today most religion are destructive and/or stop any social progress which would cause worst problem if not condone or heavily regulated.
So my answer is it was a good thing now not so much. It would be worst without it but we don't need religion anymore if it continue to be use has a tool for power.
» AUOdere on September 29th, 2020, 4:40pm
So as much as I would have liked to put "about the same" or even better, we lose a lot of our lush heritages without religion since so much of our traditions, stories, and cultures are intertwined with religion.
» Shellshock on September 30th, 2020, 4:24am
» LazyCat3 on October 1st, 2020, 3:16am
If you look at Europe's history you can see how much religion-Christianity helped the progress of society. The western and nordic parts of Europe were barbaric and uncultured before Christianity, the only evolved part of Europe was the southern part, so Europe wouldn't be the way it is today without religion. The society would have progressed much slower.
AIso i see that people still don't know why the crusades started in the first place, you can easily get informed these days but you choose to believe some vag rumor as historical fact, (Crusades didn't do any good, but learn why they started).
Humans were always searching for a higher power to believe in, i guess that's how humans are made, they need someone to make them feel safe (like kids need their parents)
p.s. i'm not religious but i'm glad i was born as a christian-orthodox, and not other forms of christianity, i enjoy the freedom and not having baggage from the past
» itsugo09 on October 1st, 2020, 7:03am
Of course religion is also a tool that let people use conveniently for they own purposes just like the crusaders, inquisition, witch hunt.
human nature needs believes be it religion, science or another, without it we wouldn't be able to strive for better.
I am not a religious person and i admit that to me religion is bulshit but i know that it really helps people out of terrible places and helps them forgive themselves and strive for better.
All in all if there wasn't the concept religion there would be a similar concept created by us, Philosophy (such as Confucianism) is not religion but it gives you a set of values and core rules.
» redlinks on October 1st, 2020, 11:15am