Today I read an article by one who once was training to be a priest.
Alex Mooney says:
There are no gods, no heaven, no hell, no miracles. There never has been. There never will be. This is way beyond reasonable doubt now.
There is not one shred of evidence anywhere to prove the existence of a supernatural entity.
Yesterday I read two articles. In the first people are fleeing Christian militia.
Christian vigilantes wielding machetes have killed scores of Muslims, who are a minority here, and burned and looted their houses and mosques in recent days, …
In the second article, Boko Haram have killed an estimated 2,000.
… a senior government official in Borno, said Boko Haram killed more than 2,000 people which, if true, would mean the group equaled its total kill count last year in one attack.
All this death over religion. Over othering. Where is the western outrage over these deaths?
I accept that people believe in some almighty creator. I don’t understand it, but I accept it.
Believe if you like – just stop the killing!
I also recognise that if there were no religions, fanatics would simply find something else to be fanatical about. I’m not convinced no religions would solve the problem.
I’ve also heard it said something along the lines of “religions don’t kill people, people kill people”. That is a line the American gun lobby like to use too: “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.”
I have no solution, I just wish the killing would stop! Do we have so many fanatics because of some environmental damage we’ve done?