I believe spirituality and social discourse are separate from organized religion and politics, so when I say that I think the world would be a better place without religion and politics, I speak of the institutionalized versions only. We can no more abolish spirituality and social discourse than we can abolish breathing.
It’s not enough that we’ve discovered something really cool. We have to make sure everyone knows that it’s the only cool thing in the universe. It’s cooler than all other cool things, world without end, amen. And it belongs exclusively to our group. Not that one. This one.