I think

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I think





I've come to the realization that if people would let go of their fear and worry about the
unknown and what is strange to us that we would realize that most religions were created
by ancient, un-evolved minds as a way to answer unanswerable questions as to why mankind
exists, and to subjugate the masses through fear and guilt. If people would stop dying
for conformity and for one second sit back and look at all of the problems religion has
caused, we might actually get somewhere without some ancient book governing our lives.
Perhaps then we could begin to accept each other as individuals -- not Americans,
Russians, Catholics, Muslims, Mormons, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews or whatever. Possibly then
we would lose some of the fear that we have of strangers.

Granted, religions help a lot of people feel more secure and safe in the world. They also
create dogmatism, fanaticism, hatred, and violence. Religion physically harms people, but
it doesn't physically help people. Countless assassinations have been linked to religion.
The bombings in Ireland that kill and dismember innocent women and children, and
terrorist killings' everyday in the Middle East, are all based on the separations of
religion. If this is "God's" will . . . then I've come to the conclusion that God is one
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