"RELIGION IS HUMANITY'S ONLY ENEMY
AND THE SOURCE OF ALL THAT IS HARMFUL IN THIS WORLD. RELIGION MUST BE DESTROYED."
Wrong. The real enemy of humanity is intolerance.
"Religion must die" is the culmination of all militant
atheist/anti-religious myths and misconceptions. As has been demonstrated, atheists
who claim that religion is humanity's only enemy display an amazing ignorance
to world history and the behavior of many within their own ranks.
Religion itself is not what causes violence, persecution,
harassment and so on.
Intolerancethe motive that drives one to harass,
attack, and kill those who profess a different set of beliefs, whatever
they areis what causes this.
Given that atheists have also killed, exiled, imprisoned,
oppressed, and harassed in order to force their worldview on others, it
is clear they are not free from religious intolerance. In fact, atheist
zealots display the same virulent hate, irrationality, close-mindedness,
and intolerance that they accuse other world religionsor religion
It is clear that while atheists may think themselves as
being better because they are "free" from religion, they act out
the exact evils they accuse religious people of havingintolerance,
closed-mindedness, belief in fallacies, stereotype about others, hatred,
hurting and killing people to impose their ideologies, and so forth.
Yet like with other religions, it is not the concept of
atheism that is to be faulted, but those individuals within atheism who
are grievously intolerant of other beliefs.
"You should see religion as promoting
the truth rather than simply trying to sell its agenda. At its worst it
is simply trying to sell an agenda, but at its best I think it is more
noble than that. There is a tendency among Transhumanists to judge religion
by its worst parishioners and its weakest minds. Let's not fall into that
- Mark Walker, transhumanist philosopher