posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 01:15 AM
The Religion Drug
By Alex Gomez
Side Effects Of The Religion Drug
The Holding Back Of Human Progress
Drugs themselves are not hazardous to people. Not unless they are abused. Popular drugs such as marijuana, and steroids can actually be
healthy. Steroids are often given to patients with insufficient testosterone, and loss of muscle tissue. Marinol (marijuana in the form of a pill) is
often prescribed for the treatment of nausea, and vomiting in cancer patients. It is also prescribed for the treatment of weight loss in AIDS
patients. The religion drug can also be healthy. Through the centuries religion, and belief in Gods has given many people hope, people who otherwise
would not have any. Many people also claim to have had their prayers answered, and claim to have had their family members mysteriously cured of
illnesses by way of prayer. The religion drug may have a positive effect on believers, but it has some of the worst side effects when it is abused.
These are side effects that not only hurt the user, but millions of people as well. When steroid users abuse their drug, it can lead to anger, rage,
death, and on rare occasions even murder. When a marijuana addict abuses marijuana, it can lead to lowered cognitive abilities, critically lowered
learning abilities, and in some cases even death.
Side Effects of The Religion Drug
1. War – The religion drug is the only drug in history to have "all out war" as one of its side effects. Religion is often used as an excuse to go
to war. There are wars that have been fought over differing religious beliefs. The Muslim Conquests, The French Wars of Religion, The Crusades, and
The Reconquista all come to mind. In this modern age of technology, Shiites, and Sunnis are fighting a never-ending war in the Middle East, because of
their differing religious beliefs.
2. Murder - Another side effect of the religion drug is murder. Effects of this drug have caused some of its radical users to murder abortion doctors,
and bomb abortion clinics. A Saudi Arabian father cut off his daughters tongue, and burned her to death. The motive for the attack, & murder was
simply because she converted to Christianity. In Australia there was a similar case where a husband stabbed his wife to death, because their daughter
spoke of converting to Christianity. It is the Islamic way that "If children fail, the mother is at fault and will bear the brunt of the blame."
3. Prejudice -Yet another side effect of this religion drug is prejudice. In the bible homosexuals are referred to as an abomination. They are to be
stoned as punishment, because the act of homosexuality is seen no differently than an act of murder. Many believers view homosexuality no differently
than they would view bestiality. In doing so they are implying that homosexuals are nothing more than animals. Homosexuals have been attacked,
murdered, and protested against, in large part due to that quote from the bible. The hatred of homosexuals is so deep in religious belief, that during
an interview, a Muslim professor claimed that Allah, as a punishment for homosexuality, and fornication, brought upon the horrible tsunami that struck
Thailand, and South East Asia in December 2004. Homosexuals are ostracized even though homosexuals, and what they choose to do behind closed doors
causes no harm to you, or me, or society as a whole. Religion, on the other hand does.
4. The Holding Back Of Human Progress – The use of Stem Cells had the potential to save millions of lives. However, chronic sufferers of the
religion drug deemed it as nothing more than a massacre, and were successful in delaying further research into stem cells. The main argument of the
religion drug abusers is that extracting stem cells from a non-human cell that cannot be seen by the naked eye is "murder". However, what they fail
to realize is that by delaying Stem Cell Research, they have allowed the deaths of millions of people. Had this delay in Stem Cell Research never
happened, many of those millions of people could have potentially been saved.
We have seen throughout the years, that when a drug has detrimental side effects, it is often outlawed. Such was the case with marijuana, and
steroids. You do not need to read this paper for proof that religion is by far, the most harmful drug that has ever plagued humanity. All the
centuries of war, murder, prejudice, and oppression speak for themselves. Now the question that needs to be asked is this, if we know that the
religion drug has caused the most horrible acts, and has the worst side effects of any drug in history, why has it not been outlawed?