September 22, 2013

Religion is so special

It's hard to read the news lately. There are more bombings and killings every day, and almost all are caused by religion. No, I'm not going to link to any of the stories about these disasters. Why bother? It's the background of our lives; I'm sure you're familiar with it.

Religion is killing humanity. Once someone accepts nonsense as truth, they are immediately lost in the wilderness. (See the US G.O.P. for an example of how this plays out.) For many, insanity sets in once they accept religion. They seethe and rage and kill. In the US, this is done with drones and bombs dropped from airplanes -- lest we soil our fingers or conscience by seeing the people we kill. Muslims do it with bombs, terror, torture and murder. Same thing.

But what if people realized that there are no gods? Obviously, all this would settle down. Why kill for Jeebus or Allah when they're not real? Why be Muslim or Jewish when there's nothing at the heart of your religion? It would all collapse.

And then people might notice the real world. It's right in front of everyone's eyes but people have been too busy thinking about fairytales to notice. Oh, and the world is about to have a calamity that threatens all living creatures. It's called climate change. Maybe once religion is gone, people could focus on that and do something about it. After all, they'd have so much more time on their hands, what with the end of prayer and religious services.

All the land occupied by churches and temples would be re-purposed and sold to people who would, of all things, pay taxes on the land -- and that money could be used to support local populations. And Sundays (Saturdays for some) would become normal days of the week, where people could visit family or have sex or do other positive, real things.

Soon, people could be themselves without being called sinners. That's a biggie. And children would no longer be threatened with the possibility of burning in hell for all eternity. That's a huge plus right there.

It's just a dream, of course. But it sounds so nice.

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