Bribri10134, there are some assumptions in your post that must be addressed.
[quote author=“bribri10134”] If we all disregard religion, and allow the possibility of science to be king,
Science has never been about supplanting religion, despite the claims of creationists. Science rejects supernaturalism, but that is not the same thing as religion. I’ve long argued that religion should never make claims about the natural world, because that leads to hateful ideas such as natural disasters being punishments from angry deities.
[quote author=“bribri10134”]do we face the danger of becoming emotionally numb, a population of machine like zombies? Is Sam’s proposition a slippery slope into emotional void?
What do you mean by an “emotional void”? Why would religion deprive people of emotions? As others here have said, emotions are a biological phenomenon.