Better world without Religion

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Better world without Religion

As long as there is Religion, there will never be peace in this world. Religion has caused more pain, death, and destruction than anything else since the begining of time. What is the ROOT cause of the seemingly never ending wars that have been going on for decades, and decades, costing countries ( especially the USA) countless lives, trillions of dollars, and causing turmoil among citizens, breaking the country apart? RELIGION!!! There is NO TOLERANCE for anyones beliefs, OR non-beliefs. Why can't people just keep their beliefs, superstitions, worships, what have you, among themselves, without having to "push" these things on to others, and live in peace? It is a nice thought, but unfortunately, will NEVER HAPPEN. This world would truly be better off WITHOUT RELIGION.

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mysticrose's picture
I highly agree with your

I highly agree with your statements. Religion can just hinder improvement and creativity.

ImFree's picture
I hate the way religion preys

I hate the way religion preys on captive audiences to shove their nonsense in other people’s faces. What really gets on my nerves is when they come on my private property to spout their nonsense. No long ago a couple of religious nuts didn’t get the hint when I would not answer the door when they knocked. They came to my back door and knocked, I answered and they wanted to know if I would be interested in a “scripture reading session” I told them to get off my property and never return. No respect for a person’s private space.

The Inimitable E. Cypher's picture
Religion is nothing but a

Religion is nothing but a blight on this world. The likes of ISIS and Al-Qaeda, the WBC... none of these hate groups would exist were it not for religion. It gives people what they consider to be a license to discriminate against anyone different from them.

As for the religions keeping it to themselves... I wish. Not many things irritate me more than people trying to push their religion on me. Especially the damn Witnesses... their "Memorial" is coming up on this Friday, and my Witness mother keeps trying to talk me into going with her, and it's simply not going to happen.

Religion is toxic.

ImFree's picture
I'm tempted to buy this sign:

I'm tempted to buy this sign:

I'm tired of the pamphlets and privacy disrespect. I wonder how they would react to me approaching children on their church grounds with pamphlets describing evolution?

ThePragmatic's picture
But surely religions like

But surely religions like Hinduism is peaceful and loving enough to not have a bad effect on the world?

"a 45-year-old woman was gang raped at gunpoint for allegedly refusing to ‘donate’ towards a traditional Hindu ritual"
"“They beat up my father with shovels and sharp weapons, badly damaging his legs. My brother was later administered a horrific beating. They then set upon my mother with a pistol to her head, brutally assaulting her. No one in the mob of 150-odd people who had gathered, ventured to help,” said the shocked daughter."

science's picture
In the words of George Carlin

In the words of George Carlin, " One of the 10 Commandments is Thou Shall Not Kill"... unless you do not believe as I do. Then killing suddenly becomes negotiable...and the more religious these people are, the more negotiable killing becomes." Truer words were never spoken...look what has happened, and is STILL happening in the name of religion!!

ThePragmatic's picture
I never saw this one, almost

I never saw this one, almost a year old article:

"St. Louis Archbishop Says He Didn’t Know It Was Illegal For Priests To Have Sex With Kids", “I understand today it’s a crime.”

Yes, the world would definitively be better of without religion.

Jeff Vella Leone's picture
Didn't see this one, thanks

Didn't see this one, thanks pragmatic.

What do you expect from persons(if you can call then that) that think that people are so stupid to believe that a loving father would crucify his son rather then forgive.
Of course that priests would think that they can get away with everything.

But i was more interested with a nice story i found on that same site.

After reading it, a reasonable person cannot even think that the Vatican is nothing else but the origin of what later we would call Mafia.

ThePragmatic's picture
Another one I hadn't heard

Another one I hadn't heard about.
"It conservatively estimated that 1,400 children had been sexually abused in the town between 1997 and 2013, predominantly by gangs of British-Pakistani men of Muslim faith."

But I'm sure it has #NothingToDoWithIslam

ImFree's picture
Revealing article Jeff,

Revealing article Jeff, reduced my already low opinion of the Catholic church even further.

Pitar's picture
For the amount of bad

For the amount of bad religion has imparted to this world, the good over-shadows it by far.

Religious people are the ignorant masses who are prone to perpetrating violence upon each other over whose religious culture is the more righteous. If these same ignoramuses were to experience the sudden revelation that no god exists, their religions are shams and scams and, worst of all, their lives held no reward of immortality, who knows what calamities they'd commit. That's a scary proposition. They would have no franchise with life and their values, normally thought to be god given gifts, would be in jeopardy. Religion keeps their violent ways contained, for the most part, as a guideline to live peacefully by. I recommend letting them celebrate it as often as they feel the need.

I believe religion will be slowly and methodically superseded by discoveries in the sciences. People will evolve away from their once-beloved supernatural mystics and violence will be spun off and replaced by competition in rapid technological advancements of a spectacular rate. I'm talking well after we're dusty bones. In the meantime, let them be happy in their obliviousness.

Kataclismic's picture
I like to believe that

I like to believe that religious good over-shadows the bad. Local churches do a lot to help their communities usually, but... When you think about things like the World Trade disaster and how that whole thing stemmed from some misguided religious idea, it's very very difficult. And that's just one sample. All those people dead because some idiots thought it was the expressway to paradise. Not to say that they wouldn't have found some excuse if religion was non-existent, but we'll never know.

Jeff Vella Leone's picture
Religion is the very first

A Theistic Religion is the very first weapon of mass destruction: MIND CONTROL

For that alone it is evil in nature and can never be a good thing.

It takes the freedom of the individual and places it into one person that represents god.
Now that person dictates what god wants and the sheep follow.

It might be good or it might be bad, it does not matter, Mind Control is evil.

CyberLN's picture
Jeff, please define 'mind

Jeff, please define 'mind control'.

Jordan's picture
While I agree entirely about

While I agree entirely about the negative impact religion has had on the world, I understand it isn't all bad. Perhaps long ago, we needed guidelines: a way to keep us from mercilessly killing each other (not like it helped).

It (in my opinion) was made for a good INTENT, yet now it has done nothing good for us, as now—without religion—we have become more tolerable to 'different'.

In short, religion has finished being useful—we have our own morals now. And all that is left of it is hate

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US Catholic Church shells out

US Catholic Church shells out $150 million over sexual abuse claims and pedophilia prevention

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