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  • Of course it should.

    Why? Because look at history. Through the millenia, religion has killed, slaughtered and condemned people that did not deserve to ever be harmed. Look in the Middle East, a whole war for the sake of Jihad. The Crusades to capture Jerusalem, Monarchs, 'Divine right'. Religion gives people an excuse to cause violence, harm and chaos. It's better if 'God' was taken out of the equation, once and for all.

  • It's time to grow up

    Any sane person stopped believing in Santa and so on by age 6. It is scary to think that so called intelligent adults still play make believe. These are people who are responsible for running countries and passing laws to keep us safe. Most are good people but it shows how gullible they can be. So maybe we should just not let religious people in positions of power and religion would just go away like a bad case of hemorrhoids.

  • The curse of religion

    No matter which religious belief system you follow, it has violence embedded in it at some point in history current or not.

    When it comes to the scientific community religion in the lab give intellectual religious people a reason to no longer pursue knowledge, "gods will" I clearly no longer have to do my job it's magic I don't have to think critically anymore.

    Honestly most religious people I have talked to haven't even read the Bible of the religion the practice well sorta practice since they haven't read the book. Hell if they practiced devoutly they would go to jail, for example those who are follow the old testament would be allowed to have slaves... And currently due to religious freedom legal they should be allowed to, and the Koran teaches you how to properly decapitate a any non believer.. The Mormons have multiple wives, while the new testament says if you get a salesman who sells you garbage cut him down and set him on fire. I can keep going but sadly all popular religions have these violent and barbaric teachings in common.

    And for those that say you need religion for morals that is a flat out lie. Dont believe me answer the next questions.

    Why do people change religions?

    Why is it the the A-theist community makes up some 15-30% of North American population, yet in the correctional institutions is only represented by less than 1% of inmate population?

  • Religion is nothing but fairytales - a man in the sky that hears your every word - seriously?

    Obviously I am not religious and the more I think about it and read the news, so many bad things in the world today as we know it are all down to religion - the war on terror for instance - look at these insane men and women blowing themselves up and killing so many innocent people all for their "God" - seriously? As it says in the title, religious beliefs may as well be put into a book for kids filed next to Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.

  • At least regulate and limit the power of churches.

    It's obviously important to protect the individual's freedom to think and believe without restriction. Churches have a long history of condemning members who express thoughts and beliefs that are not consistent with the current religious paradigm.

    Churches often claim superior moral authority, which can often be used to incite action among it's members. The authority of the church restricts it's member's ability think and believe freely, usually in the face of eternal damnation. Children are extremely susceptible to the restrictions churches can set on their thoughts and beliefs.

    Not all churches are bad, but they all influence members in the same way. People die for the beliefs churches give them! How can anyone say that churches promote free thought when they so clearly and radically restrict it?

    I do not think governments should deny people the ability to participate in religious paradigms, but I do think that governments should limit the power and authority of churches.

  • Only Organized Religion Should be Abolished

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  • Ideally yes, but not by force.

    Although a world without religion would undoubtedly be better than the world at its current state (look at the Middle East for example), we still cannot deny to humanity the fundemental freedom of belief. It is a near inevitability that religion will one day be abolished, but only because it will die out on its own as humanity grows out of it, much like a child grows out of sucking his thumb. We will not need it.

  • Religion is not the problem people are.

    For this very reason religion should be banned. Wether you believe in a God or not is not the problem it's mans interpretation of what this deity means to them. Holy books written down from stories passed down through word of mouth for centuries have all been interpreted by both story teller and recipients according to their world view. God is not the problem but the flawed belief systems that have sprung up around him/her.

  • Causing to much hate between religious groups.

    All religions are made up just like Scientology. Lets get rid of this fake stuff and work together as a human race. If you are afraid that when you die they isn't anything and religion makes you feel safe, its wrong. Because its all a big lie. Live your life while you are alive...Because you only have one life.

  • Religion is going to be the end of the world

    With everyone having their own religion this causes conflict with the other religions, so to stop this bullshit it needs to be repealed not just for our own good but for the media to quit distracting Us with lies, persuading us one way or another which could be wrong or right but to get away from this there needs to be no religions

  • Religion isn't the problem, people are.

    All the ignorant things people do and say in the name of religion isn't actually religion's fault. Not all religious people are ignorant, and being ignorant isn't a cue to someone being religious.
    If we abolish religion, would that solve the problems that people create in the world? No. People will still go to war about ideologies or politics.
    Ignorant people may use religion as a tool to make their ignorance seem more legitimate, but abolishing religion will not get rid of the stupid things people do in this world. Yes, people have done stupid and hurtful things to others in the name of religion. But the problem wasn't religion, it was the ignorant people.
    Abolishing religion won't get rid of those problems; ignorant people will just find a new method of expressing and legitimizing their stupidity.
    I also highly doubt that abolishing religion will actually get rid of it. It'll just make it more difficult for people to practice their religion which can become a whole other danger of its own.

  • No, It Should Not

    Well, sure, as long as you also abolish irreligion and we're a bunch of robots who don't believe anything.
    But seriously, the answer is no. Religion has been responsible for many deaths, but when in peaceful form it is not a danger to anyone.
    There are many things that make human beings diverse, such as skin color. Race has caused many horrible things, but should we outlaw race and make everyone get surgery to become of one global race?Religion is just one of these things. It can be dangerous sometimes, but for all the potential harm it causes, the world would be a worse place without it.
    And also, if you seek to abolish religion, you must be an atheist. Therefore, such an atheist is imposing his irreligion upon me.

  • Freedom to be Delusional

    As someone who is pro-gay marriage and pro-choice; it would be hypocritical in every sense of the word to deny the same rights to theists. People have the right to believe in whatever religion they believe to be true, including no religion at all.

    Do I believe religion to be true, and good in the world? That though, my friends, is a different story.

  • Religion Should Never Be Abolished

    Abolish the freedom of religion, or the right to believe in a spiritual context as one sees fit, would be a foolish and subversive act by any government, or people of such. If abolished, the religious types would have to return to a time centuries ago, when they had to hide, living in fear of expressing their beliefs. Suppressed religion, not even abolished religion, generated centuries of warfare on our planet, and an abolishment of the right to free religious practice and belief, would lead to an even greater sense of turmoil. Certainly as a human race we have evolved more than that over the years. The abolition of religion could very well be soon followed by the abolition of countless more of the freedoms we take for granted.

  • The majority of the world's population are religious.

    This being the case there is overwhelming evidence that religion is important for humans. There is just as much evidence to support that there is a God as that there isn't. Those of us who do believe feel that it is arrogant to ignore the fact that we have been given this beautiful gift of life and want to pretend the giver does not exist.

  • I do not think so!

    I believe that the separation of church and state benefits everyone. I do not believe in mainstream religion, however I do believe that everyone has a choice in what she wants to believe. If the government takes away religion, what other liberties are they willing to take? People have the right and choice to believe in what they feel is in their best interest!

  • This suggestion is fundamentalist and utterly dystopic.

    I can't imagine how dumb someone would have to be to think that religion is the cause of all ills. Abolishing religion would not make the world any less violent - AGGRESSION and fundamentalism is what makes the world violent. The communist anti-religious purge, which tortured and killed many thousands of religious people, is evidence of this.
    Anyone who wants to purge those who disagree with them is the ANTITHESIS OF WESTERN VALUES and of personal freedom, and is EXACTLY THE SAME as the religious fundamentalists they oppose.

  • This suggestion is fundamentalist and utterly dystopic.

    I can't imagine how dumb someone would have to be to think that religion is the cause of all ills. Abolishing religion would not make the world any less violent - AGGRESSION and fundamentalism is what makes the world violent. The communist anti-religious purge, which tortured and killed many thousands of religious people, is evidence of this.
    Anyone who wants to purge those who disagree with them is the ANTITHESIS OF WESTERN VALUES of personal freedom, and is EXACTLY THE SAME as the religious fundamentalists they oppose.

  • Freedom of belief

    What we call religion is no more than a system of shared thoughts and beliefs. Banning someone's thought processes seems ludicrous, and attempting to regulate the public's non violent actions solely based on their reasons for those actions, however erroneous their reasons may be, is a fool's errand. Laws against harming another person should be sufficient to protect us from religious extremism while protecting the right of the world to believe whatever they want, a right we must maintain.

  • Freedom of belief

    What we call religion is no more than a system of shared thoughts and beliefs. Banning someone's thought processes seems ludicrous, and attempting to regulate the public's non violent actions solely based on their reasons for those actions, however erroneous their reasons may be, is a fool's errand. Laws against harming another person should be sufficient to protect us from religious extremism while protecting the right of the world to believe whatever they want, a right we must maintain.


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