The fanatic religious idiocy HAS to stop. And I don't care if it is current moslem craziness to attack the christian West or the protestant/catholiic craziness of just a couple decades ago, or the hindu/moslem craziness of many decades. IT HAS TO STOP!
We can't continue like this.
We can't continue as a species this way. When will we realize that, as humans with our particular bizarre and unproven religious views, that if there is a Deity, it probably doesn't care how we think of it, it being being incomprehensible.
And that is assuming that a deity DOES exist, for which we have no evidence.
These minor arguements about the nature of a possible deity sicken me when people kill each other in ITS name. IF there is a deity, we cannot possibly know anything about it, IT being beyond all comprehension. And if there was not one, how would we know there was not? The universe, existing, would seem the same.
But suppose there was a deity. It could be be Zeus, Odin, God, Allah, Vishnu, etc, and how would we know? And all the beliefs about each one differ.
If you want to have some set of beliefs about the nature of a deity, go right ahead. But stop killing other people about it. Today, its the crazy Moslems. Yesterday, it was the catholics and protestants. Before that, it was the Mongols and the great Sky God. Before them, there was some other idea of was a deity was. Etc etc, back through time to where the earliest humanoid conceived the idea of a deity.
Really, does it make any sense that so superior a Being would CARE how it was thought of by us? Do you care what ants think?
Can we just please stop killing each other about what we THINK a Deity might care about how we imagine it to be or want from us???
At the risk of being called an godless atheist (and I am), I say that all religious texts are written by humans trying to understand how we should live in groups, why we die, and what happens after.
We can answer the 1st question. All religious texts basically describe how people managed to live together without lower primate mayhem at the time of the writing. It was codified social rules for sensible behavior at the time..
The answer to the 2nd question is that all organic beings wear out, and cease to function.. Your great-grand-parents wore out, you and I will wear out, earthworms wear out. Organic material is AWESOME, but it can't last forever.
The 3rd question is unanswerable to us. Not a single human has ever come back from death to expalin what he/she saw on some other side. And never will.
So please, stop killing each other in the name of vague ideas about what a deity might be. Please.
Let there be a day when we just stop the fanatic religious madness.... Let it be today....