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Submitted by Daniel (United States), Jan 20, 2006 at 08:39

Could it be that you are ALL totally WRONG?

You argue and speak of this magical, mystical, rightous and forgiving God (By whatever name you've been conditioned to call "Him") . . . and purport to know His words/ideals and intentions for mankind: now - and in the (promised), afterlife.

Let me ask you this one, simple question: (technically, it's one question)

If there IS a God . . . why would He "allow" there to be all these different, competing, "religions" - which (so obviously), lead men and nations to engage in perpetual warfare: in His name . .? all claiming that He is one their side . . ? that they are doing His will . . ?

Let me guess: freewill? (Strange how so many "religions" seek to stifle that very thing - granted by God - and ridicule or kill anyone so foolish as to exercise it!)

I can't help but marvel at the stupidity and idiocy that's inherent in the human race's propensity to commit mindless, horrific violence - based on and encouraged by the Word(s) of a supposedly omnipotent, loving and benevolent God and/or His messenger(s)!

This God must have one sick sense of humor - condemning His People to such unending suffering!

Why can't Man just be content to exist? And live with his fellow Man in peace and harmony? And always strive to better one's self and improve the lot of humanity, as a whole?

Don't you think THAT would/could/should truly be God's will?

Most of you are so blinded by your Faith and hatred for one another there can't possibly be a place in Heaven for you! The vast majority of Mankind should hang their heads in shame and beg forgiveness for hubris, arrogance and folly.
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