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Religion is on its way out in "the West", but Islam is growing faster than anything worldwide.
Originally posted by Davood
Pacifistic Atheism is the way to go.
Originally posted by MajorMalfunction
Religion is psychic poison, that's why some of us speak out against it. It poisons everything in a disguise of warm and cuddly love.
It may be on its way out, but it won't find its way unless someone shows it the door.
Pacifism? What's that? Not speaking out against something disagreeable in the hopes that it will just go away on its own? Nothing works that way in life. Fence sitters and waverers need strong voices to help them see the way clear of the mind virus known as religion.
If you don't want to help guide people out of the religious closet, that's fine, it's your choice. But some of us don't feel like sitting quietly and waiting to see if religion will die out on its own or if it will go out with a bang as fundamentalist Christians and Muslims hijack their respective governments and drag us all into their bloody "holy" war -- a contradiction in terms if ever there was one.
I am proud to stand up, speak out, and decry religion for what it is. I will not stop until my rights to not having to deal with religion in public life are assured, religion finally does go away on its own, or I get bored and find a new hobby.