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DEAR YNNATCHAH

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Submitted by DANIEL REDMOND (United States), Jan 13, 2008 at 17:29

Dear Ynnatchah,

I read your post and I understand that English is probably your second (or perhaps third) language, which has resulted in a somewhat convoluted grammatical structure that was difficult to follow. Put more bluntly; I could hardly comprehend a word you said. But in so far as you went to the trouble to present your opinion, whatever it was, let me clarify my own point of view.

I do not take sides in religious conflicts, whether they be intellectual or physical; as in the debate regarding Christian vs Muslim superiority. I simply believe that religions are based upon a primitive need to explain or come to terms with our collective existence here on Earth, and as such they have held a significant place in human history and development but that they are no longer a positive force in today's world. Science has explained most of nature's mysteries and religion has proven incapable of answering the deepest spiritual questions regarding our existence, while simultaneously serving to stifle science and research throughout the ages.

It is time for the anachronistic belief systems of religion to be cast aside in favor of the truth as shown by verifiable realities.

- Daniel Redmond

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