Whereas religion has been either the direct cause or a proximate cause of nearly all of the world's wars and social divisions among humanity, therefore religion stands as an apparent obstacle to the peace and the harmony of humanity.
Whereas religion stands opposed to reason in that religion encourages beliefs that either do not appeal to reason or that stand in direct opposition to reason, and given that the advances of humanity in the past three centuries are directly attributable to reason and by extension science and technology, it is found that religion is a threat to continued human progress.
Whereas religion adsorbs inordinate amounts of human attention and resources with little or no benefit it is found that religion is a waste of human life and a waste of the precious resources of life, the least of which is time.
Whereas religion in our society tends to promote the most regressive political sympathies religion is found to be against the goals of a progressive political community.
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Where as religion has no appeal to reason or truth in that no religious principle can be found to be either true or false by means of reason, thus resulting in endless irrational religious debates, religion is found of no use for continued debate, and thus should be excluded from our dialog, except when necessary to point out the futility and impotency of religious dialog or to object to religion's illegitimate claims and interferences in our culture.
Where as in our culture the religious document, the Holy Bible has been a constant obstacle to progressives and our antecedents many of whom were martyred for their objections to the absurdities of faith beginning with the scripture's god who frequently favors one human over another thus giving rise to envy and division among the human race as witnessed by its sanctions of holy war and threats of divine judgments in a supposed after life, and by its apparent affirmation of the divine right of kings, its disposition to grant holy office thus illegitimately exalting one human over another, its sanctions of slavery, its prescription of patriarchy, its implicit racism, its sanctions of genocide, its overall disparagement of humanity and reason, its outrages against children and those who happen to differ, and its condemnation of homosexuality and a thousand other offenses especially against those who would assert reason against revelation, it is found that religion is a general offense against humanity.
Whereas the Church in nearly all of its denominations has and for the most part continues to attempt to hold humanity in a state of terror by promoting a fear of the most natural occurrence among our species, that is our death, by generating a perception of continued suffering beyond our death due to our offenses against their supposed deity, therefore religion is found to a hindrance to the psychological well being of humanity.
Whereas religion propagates itself by making false promises to humanity, namely that this life is to be follow by another one, or that the deity's blessing can be obtained by prayers and oblations, religion is found to be a fraud against humanity and the source of endless disappointment.
Whereas the hope of an afterlife and the promise of new heaven and earth tend to devalue this life and this edition of the planet earth, religion is found to be a threat to our environment.
Whereas the apparent benefits of the religious community can be generated without religion or the assistance of a deity religion is found to be unnecessary.