November 15, 2015
There may be some good in religious belief, but that good has nothing to do with religion. People are born good and the vast majority of them will be good, regardless of religion.
It takes religion to convert good men into butchers.
It is astonishing that people are pointing fingers at Islam, as if it is the ONLY source of poison in this world. Yes, Islam is poison, but so are ALL other religions.
For well over 35 years I have argued that ALL religions are poison, evil. My survey of religions finds these to be (a) 100% man-made; and (b) overwhelmingly evil. I once thought that the founders of various religions were good people but I’m no longer sure about that.
In getting worked up about Paris, People forget the sheer scale of killings from religion.
100+ is NOTHING, for religion. Religion consumes millions. It is the greatest technology of death ever invented by our species.
Till religion continues, expect to see this butchery continue. In India, Modi leads this butchery today. But he is not the cause of the butchery. It is his religion.
In my manuscript, Discovery of Freedom, I’ve conducted a historical review of all major religions. I’ve given credit where it is due. In a situation where criminal sociopaths led the world till relatively recently, the diversity of religions helped mankind save some of its genuine advances. Islam was of great help to humanity, just like Hinduism and Christianity had their role to play in saving us from total disaster.
But the greatest advance for the human species was made in the USA. It was led by Jefferson, a half-agnostic. Without his approach to liberty and complete rejection of religion as a basis for the new nation, the USA would have been a country of Christian maniacs by now.
To this one man, Jefferson, we owe almost everything meaningful that we see around us, today. Defending Jefferson’s intellectual legacy and expanding it across the world is the only meaningful task for our generation, and for many more generations to come.
Here’s the basic problem.
1) You can’t (should never!) try to kill all Muslims for the crimes of some of them. It would be the worst outcome for everyone if people took upon themselves the idea of fighting ONE out of so many religions. This is definitely about Islam, but fighting it in isolation will only strengthen it.
2) You can’t stop the flow of ideas, people and goods across the world (and shortly, 3D printed guns will be widely available).
3) You can’t stop some young teenagers from getting swayed by terrorist dreams. So you can’t stop the never-ending flow of killers.
You have to have a long term (VERY long term) plan to disband religion. This has taken around 400 years in the West, but even then religion continues to be fairly strong. It will require a concerted effort to educate young children across the world about the dangers of religion. 100 years of such effort may help reduce religious violence. But currently no country even remotely wants to identify the real problem: religion.
Let me repeat again. This is an Islamic problem, but it is not about Islam, alone. This is about religion. [Source]