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Religion is a farce...

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Submitted by Last Caress (United Kingdom), Oct 6, 2006 at 10:54

Religion is a man made concept created to fill the void of the unknown. As a species we are generally quite weak and very fearful of the unknown. We do not understand how we got here – nor our purpose in this world, therefore we create a fantasy world to fill in the blanks.

Over the millennia, mankind has passed these theories and stories down from generation to generation, and the truth has become blurred and no longer truly recognisable.

Once man evolved to a slightly higher level of understanding, it created a concept of faith, an inner and personal belief in a supreme being or creator. Since this time, this has been hijacked by people looking to control the masses and represent a ‘greater power' to their own effect, this is where modern religions were born.

In today's debate, religion blurs everything, dividing our population like nothing else on earth. It is guilty of mass murder, slavery and hypocrisy and continues to drive a wedge between continents and societies. The scariest thing to me is the blind zealots which continue to use religion as a means of power and control.

I fear our Muslim brothers get singled out more than most due to their attire, which in many western cultures does stand out more. However, across the Atlantic in the USA, we are faced with the equal and opposite extremist who seems obsessed with the clashing of swords and the demonstrative domination of their way of thinking.

This is truly scary but we have all been duped by the religion illusion and forgotten about all the wonderful things nature can provide us with. After all, we are simply guests on this planet, no different to the mammals and rodents simply going about their business (no fussed or burdened with a flawed and oppressive concept).

Stay focused. See religion for what it is and be nice to people…

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