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islams not evil, really but...ALL MOSLEMS, CHRISTIANS, JEWS etc SHOULD READ THIS! its about this 'religion' thing...

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Submitted by jimbob (United Kingdom), Oct 16, 2007 at 14:13

islam isn't evil itself, after all its simply recounted stories concerning an arab preacher from the early middle ages. muhammad probably wasn't evil, unforunately, a lot of people are. i dont understand how anyone can base their life on something that started with one man, became a community, then a religion, then an army that conquered large parts of the middle east, europe and north africa hundreds of years ago. i mean, woah, people, let it go. islam and christianity are the distorted stories of so-called 'prophets' who attributed this status to their designation as such by the jewish God which was described, invented, whatever by a bunch of rabbis eons ago. why is any of this relevance to life in the 21th century?

you can seperate a moral life from a religious one so archaic texts are not required as a guide to understanding or appreciating what constitutes an acceptable way of life. i wish people would put down those dusty tomes and come to terms with the fact there is much about life and our universe that we don't and probably never will understand, atleast at the level we are now as a species and civilization. why make exceedingly illogical leaps of fate to compensate for that then argue to the death over them?

i'm not going to sit here and say, 'ooo be religious if you want, its your choice, pray to thin air if it makes you feel good,' because as a responsible human being i feel i have a duty not to encourage dangerous superstitions and belief structures that belong in the dark ages. i see the creation of a personal god as the single greatest arrogance in human history. we live in a unimaginably vast universe, on a comparatively tiny and irrelevant rock near an unexceptional star. Yet Jews are a 'chosen people,' 'there is no God but Allah,' and Jesus was 'the son of God,' a god who supposedly crafted our gigantic reality, and therefore if he does exist would consider earth, muslims, christians and humanity as being equivalent to the dirt beneath his fingernails - in all seriousness, not even that!

The logical explanation for this gap in logic is that it was the best people could deduce thousands of years ago...before the age of modern scientific inquiry and discovery (say of science what you will, it has discovered ALOT). Look around you, my freinds, and see all that humanity has achieved on this Earth, and take comfort in the fact it was humanity and humanity alone that achieved it. There is no 'God,' no 'Allah' and certainly no 'heaven' or 'hell.' And as for the devil...he's like the boogeyman that just won't go away, the monster in the cupboard, indeed, completely imagined. I hardly think i'm gonna be strung up by meat hooks and poked in the butt by some horned pervert in a nasty afterlife for saying this ('ooo sorry god, i didn't bewieve! i didn't bewieve! eternal suffering it is for me then...' yea, right) My best advice to people who consider such a viewpoint shocking, could only be, GET OVER IT, and your pooped-out phoney 'religions' too.

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