The atrocity going on in the Gaza Strip is a prime example of the poison of religion. The death toll is now over 600 including civilians. This is all because of a disagreement of religion. They want this 'sacred' plot of land. We're talking about the massacre of children in a UN school and blatant disregard for 'collateral damage'. People are losing their homes, families and lives over this trivial medieval idea of god. I know its asking a lot but it would be nice for these blind, brainless people to stop and say to themselves "hmm.. we're doing awful shit, maybe we should stop." Or even "this is all pointless." But no. Its all so frustrating. I want to grab these idiots and just shake them.
I think its backwards. We control homosexuals, freespeech, privacy, blacks, asians, mexicans, immigrants, gathering but religion gets to run rampant doing whatever it damn well pleases. Religion should be more controlled than anything else. Most of the world's atrocities have been in the name of some god. Seems like the people in charge ignore this.
I feel so out of control. One can't bring anything to light. One could bring irrefutable evidence to a religious person absolutely proving something and if it doesn't fit into their plan then it was planted by satan to test them. They think that the fact that their prayers are being answered is evidence for god's existence. They don't understand the idea of probablity. If you 'ask' for something for long enough then its likely to happen just due to chance. And if they don't get what they want then it was 'god's will". Its so infuriating.
Something else that is eating at me is miracles. People think that when people 'magically' get better or are cured of some disease or sickness. It seems a far stretch to attribute it to modern medicine, a doctor's work, or just how amazing the human body is to fix itself naturally.
Every violation of civil rights in the US is because of religion. Native Americans because they were here. Blacks because the bible advocates slavery. Stem cell research. Abortion because it is murder. The gays because god says its a sin and its detrimental to the family. Well obviously its now we know that slavery is bad. Abortion is no one's business but the person getting the abortion. It doesn't pertain to anyone but the pregnant woman and her partner. Stem cell research is nothing but a positive thing that contains the cures for many disorders that plague man-kind. Homosexuality is no threat to the family, gays don't just go around spitting in peoples food and turning them gay. there are plenty of hetrosexual couples that well carry on the species. Who someone is attracted to has nothing to do with anyone but that person.
Real Americans need to stand up and show our displeasure in these hate-behaviors. Just let people be people and that would be so much easier without religion. This country was founded on the lack of religion. For the majority our founding fathers weren't religious. There is no national religion even if the christians think this is a christian fundamental country. It's not based on christian fundamental, its actually founded on commonsense laws and rights. This country was founded to be a country of freethinkers but that has been forgotten and left in the alone while our country plunges willfully-ignorant into the 2nd dark ages. The Renaissance period saved European society from the dark ages. We need an American renaissance. Its up to us to make it happen.
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