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Submitted by Alexandros (United Kingdom), May 18, 2012 at 10:21

Let's assume for a moment that what we call God actually exists. All religions support that God is a creature that we are unable to understand, so how can someone claim that has the best knowledge of God? Even if God revealed his truth to humans, is no't the most accurate thing to believe that those humans (prophets) were actually unable to fully understand the revelation and for that reason they were also unable to interpret it 100% accurately?

Is there any religion that suggests to kill in the name of it's God, except maybe Satanism, even though i am not aware of this religion might claim?

Is there anyone who actually believes in Adam and Eve? Because if there is, then i am unable to convince him/her for anything.

Is anyone bothered to be called a sheep by his religion?

Is anyone bothered by the fact that religions ask you a blind and uncritical belief?

Is it just luck that sciences and social ideas flourished in regions and eras that religion was a bit undermined or at least did not control everything and is it luck that civilisation moves to darkness when religion rules?

P.S. I am not in favour of absolute lack of religion, because then we are talking about communism and these states make sure to create their own godspells. isn't it nice when everyone is free to believe in whatever he wants and not in a fanatic way? At least in my opinion it is ridiculous to believe that one religion possesses the absolute truth!

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