A Religious person said to me…What about the Inquisition when we were speaking about world violence in the world.
History is a study of humanities capabilities and potential and often shines a bit of light into the shadows of the future. In that dim light some thing you can see others are less clear and others a mystery even with the light we have.
But it is not about history. It is about now. It is about mutual respect which will NEVER happen with multiple religions.. Religion…all religion…is actually the main problem. The poor deluded fools doomed to an eternal conflict by non-existent Gods! The Bible, The Quaran, the Torah none are divine…would a God worth believing in not be moved to action at the plight of innocents. No reason would justify a Gods’ inaction in the face of the suffering I have personally been witness to. People have suffered from all religions.
Religion is not the only road to morality. Right and wrong is inside every normal person. Generally an a non-religious person will not feel superior to other people.The non-religious person generally feels everyone begins on the same level although there is admittedly some incredulity and pity at the deluded and what they will do in the name of their delusion.
If you have a God prove it. I am of an open mind, in the face of such proofs I would believe. Proofs must be scientifically verifiable and repeatable.
I expect the next topic to come up would, undoubtedly be faith. If you truly believe that there is a God then where is faith? I suppose you could have faith that this mythic God will protect us yet terrible things continue to happen in the world.
So the what are the proofs of God or Gods seen by me up to now? I have seen none. The closest I get is the search for The Grand Unification Theory.
What are the proofs against the existence of Gods? Let us start with pain and suffering. We can continue with allowing injustice and not saving dying children whether from violence or illness. Who can prove they have seen or heard a God.
I would like to see fewer people being killed and more people be free. I would like to see money spent on war go towards sustainable energy, disease cures, crime prevention, space exploration, worldwide standard of living, and other wonderful things.
You know an old saying was, ‘money is the root of all evil’ but I think ‘religion is the root of all evil’ after all the very rich essentially worship wealth.