Re: Assuming social tribalism, do we need ANY such dangerous obsolete religions?

What has religion done for us. In my opinion not very much other than hold down the human spirit and force upon us ridiculous rules and contradictions. Regardless of which major cult(religion) you pick there are some things that simply defy logic.

As far as I know the universe is logical, I was tought to think logically in school. How can billions of people throw logic out the window to put their faith in a god, any god? wait scratch that how can people throw logic out the window and in its place put a book written by men who had the average IQ of todays 6 graders. Alla, God, Buddha cannot bring peace. Only men and women thinking logically.

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