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Obama and Islam

Reader comment on item: "How Dare You Defame Islam"

Submitted by Janusz Kowalik (United States), Feb 25, 2008 at 14:23

Whether Obama was or is a Muslim should be totally irrelevant for the political process of running for the US presidency. The problem is much more general and profound. A new born child is not a Moslem or a Christian. Every newborn child is an atheist who knows nothing about religions .Then every child is subjected to indoctrination before it can think and judge. This is a common method of creating Muslims, Christians and believers of Judaism.

After a child reaches adulthood it has in theory freedom to convert but conversion has social and family risks and is difficult to accomplish. The real problem is how to stop early indoctrination of children and delay the religious choice to some later age after children can be exposed to ethical education and learn that there are many religions that propose mutually contradictory claims without any valid rvidence. Removing religion from schools would be hard or even impossible but if the world wants peace and harmony then throwing all religions to a huge garbage bin is the only solution.

Enough blood has been spilled in religious disputes and wars and it is time for humanity to develop a secular principles of ethics and consider all religions as the historical fairy tale that had some function at the early stages of humanity but it is now not required .Science is a much better tool for solving mysteries of life. Science never led to murder and conflicts.It can be gradually improved and openly discussed without a threat of inquisition, stonning or other uncivilized methods of protecting religious lies.

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