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Submitted by MelM (United States), Nov 19, 2006 at 20:09

"The christian system of religion is an outrage on common sense. Why is man afraid to think?" Tom Paine

The solution is a new and stronger Enlightenment that will sweep all the religions into the history books. It's the lack of such an Enlightenment at this time that permits the mindless prattle of the cults to thrive all over the world and in the U.S. The modern secular systems of unreason--as bad as they are--at least do not ask us to completely abondon reason: implicitly they permit reason and one can argue with them. Religion, however, nulls reason altogether by its demand for faith and its resulting dogma: anything goes. Therefore, religion is worse than post-modernism. Reality is the only valid frame of reference and reason is the only way to know it: holy books and holy men are not. Faith is a vice!

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