There really isn’t any other service in the history of the world that has more accurately or extensively aggregated the collective statements, expressions, biases, fears, and desires of mankind at a particular point in time as Google.
Thus, based on what I found this morning and posted below, we have to conclude that the human race, in general, thinks that religion is, in a word, bullshit.
First, let’s look at the world’s most hot button religion at the present time and its stated Western adversary:
Yep, apparently we collectively consider both to be bullshit, as well as “from satan”, “of the devil”, and “false” for Islam (along with a few nice descriptors, to be fair) and “not a religion”, “a lie, and “false” for Christianity (along with only one nice description that rather unconvincingly, when lumped in with so many other pejorative terms, claims it is “true”).
Random thought: What does it mean that Islam is also considered to be “Google”? Not “like Google” but simply “Google”. “Islam is Google” it says. Does this mean Google cannot build a data center a few blocks away from Ground Zero? Because that would suck. But I digress…
It’s not just Christianity and Islam that feel Google’s wrath. Here are a few other religions that the search giant also tells us are considered to be bullshit by the masses in varying degrees.
In fact, Google just straight up tells us that we think religion, in general, is bullshit.
Judaism (which, if you’ll remember, is the father of Christianity and Mormonism and countless others) and Hinduism are spared:
Sure, both are described as “false”, but that’s much better than being called “bullshit”. I anticipate that the anti-Semites among us will chalk this up to a Jewish conspiracy to control Google’s search suggest tool, but such ignorance is to be expected.
Actually, in this case, Google is spot on; the first suggestion for “Judaism is” turns out to be “a race.” This is correct based on history. Judaism is actually a race and a religion, and the lines between the two are too blurred to ever be demarcated. Unfortunately, the next suggestion is “not a race”, which pretty sums up the polarization of almost every religious debate in the world’s history.
So here is my final thought with this post: there have been so many religious debates, so many wars, and so many deaths in the name of religion. Yet, Google tells us that the overwhelming world opinion of religion is that it is bullshit, wrong, a lie, a cult, etc.
So tell me again why so much death and destruction has been caused by something so many people obviously disagree with?