posted on Aug, 21 2004 @ 10:25 AM
Its important to distiguish "religions" from the people who claim to be followers of such religions. Most Christians around the world do not in any
way represent the Biblical presentation of Christanity. Also, Islam is a highly misunderstood religion around the world. I don't know the intricicies
of Islam, but I know there are several major faction which all interpret the Quran very differently.
"Religious leaders," who interpret holy books, or ancient beliefs to modern people are to blame in my opinion. They have their own agenda, distorted
beliefs, or other misguided practices that they think everyone should follow. Religions aren't all evil. Most do, however, teach that all others are
wrong, but they still demand their followers live a good lifestyle and treat others fairly. Religion has been the foundation of cultural evolution
throughout history. There are many bad examples to show how religion is a negative thing for man, but I think its our fault, not religion's.