I’m sorry I got sucked into the whole “is there a god” debate…that was not my intention. It is a topic I am passionate about…that’s my only excuse.
My only intention in adding to this thread was to show support for the original poster, who offers the idea of a purely secular society without any religious foundation. I take issue with people who believe that a purely secular society would lack any moral or ethical framework.
I have already shown that:
1) religion does not provide any special moral or ethical framework,
2) the societies and governments that most people here look on as “bad” and are actively trying to escape using seasteading are highly theist. Both their populations and, in an even higher percentage, those who set and enforce policy are highly religious,
3) the only example that most people use when talking about a secular society, the U.S.S.R., is not an example of how secular society is impossible. It does show that secular society is not automatically a utopia…but nobody is arguing that case,
4) nearly all religions incorporate some form of intolerance or inequality towards certain groups. Since a secular society would provide more equal treatment to its citizens it would have a stronger foundation of freedom.
I don’t think any of these four points are disputable, and therefore I believe a seastead government formed on a purely secular system would not only work well, but thrive better than thieist societies.