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This is exactly what I believe

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Submitted by Richard (United States), Aug 2, 2009 at 01:21

Finally, someone else who understands what I believe. I come from a deeply religious family who have practically shunned me because I have dreams of getting a PhD in genetic engineering and they believe that it's "against god". I've always thought religion was a load of crap and had so many flaws in its logic that it fails to be acceptable. I always felt that religion filled in the gaps of history that we couldn't understand at the time which was okay, but now it's become obsolete and yet it still remains.

The fictional character which we call god has served his purpose and now we can dispose of him much like what we will do with Harry Potter someday. I've also noticed a reocurring trend with religious people, the less intelligent they are, the more religious they become. They decide to use god as an excuse for being too lazy to continue learning or because they're unable too. For example with my family, half of them didn't even graduate highschool, the ones who did barely graduated, and none of them went to college because they found it was too difficult. My brother, sister and me are the first ones to go to college and practically slept through highschool because it really wasn't that hard to us. Religion corrupts people, it just doesn't make them do bad deeds, it makes them lazy, ignorant, worthless, and costly to others. Religion needs to be abolished in order for the world to proceed and advance. The ideas and morals of religion are great guidelines, such as don't kill others or steal. However when relgion starts forcing people to believe in a false beginning and end then it becomes nothing more then a plague infesting the minds of the impuissant.

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