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  •  sorry, but if you honestly believe that the (2+ / 0-)
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    tampaedski, OhioNatureMom

    human race will somehow improve once religion disappears--I'd have to say that's an article of faith almost as ludicrous as some of these religions themselves.

    The primary problem with humanity is greed.  Plain and simple:  greed.  Religion is simply one of thousands of tools that can be used to feed the greed.  Not having religion wouldn't make a lick of a difference.

    •  I believe it would make a difference. (0+ / 0-)

      Yes, human nature is human nature, which includes the impulses towards greed and violence, etc.  But what religion has done is given a "divine" stamp of approval to these behaviors that has made them untouchable for far too long.  Consider the history of the Catholic Church and it's position in the world today.  Look at all the crimes committed by this institution that have not been dealt with simply because they were connected to a "faith".   Wars in the name of any god gave a type of protection to the heinous acts.  

      If churches and religions went away, and the whole world took the view of atheism, crimes would not be protected anymore. They would be dealt with in the realm of reality and reason... a place mankind has been struggling to achieve for a long time.

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