It's all well and good for somebody to have faith in something... As for a so-called 'religion'... well technically [by my definition anyway] there's a fine line between religion, philosophy, and politics... When philosophy is based in ideas on how the world works and how things came to be and should be, then it's somewhere between religion and philosophy, when a philosophy tends to control people's minds and enforce that something should be one way or another, it's politics...on the other hand, when religion gets tied together with politics to the point when the two are indistinguishable, then it's gone too far... Why should we allow something that could be mere 'mythology' and can't be proven except by scientific experimentation and research to rule our lives and to enforce a way of living on others who may not believe in the same set of beliefs... it's all fine for people to believe in Jesus or Muhammad or Buddha and what they were and/or stood for, but when we start living our lives by those beliefs to the point that we form laws around them and kill others for being 'heretics' or going against your own viewpoint, then religion has become evil and a thing to be avoided... History of a religion is one thing, but religious history has shown that wars and countries rise and fall over some silly belief that just because somebody else doesn't believe in the same religion as you they are inherently evil or should be rectified in some way... Besides, even with all this so-called 'proof' such as 'pieces of the true cross' or whatever they claim to have, unless you have a video of some miracle having been performed by such and such a person or something of that nature, then you have no scientific evidence to prove otherwise, faith alone simply doesn't cut it as peoples faiths differ and people could have written anything... people exaggerate the truth all the time and who knows if religious scriptures have been correctly translated over their thousands of years of history? Especially the ones that predate written history, or at least have been passed down through oral tradition over the generations... does the game 'telephone' come to mind anybody?
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