Why should WE favor or follow any organized religion?
THINK, if we didn’t have religion, we would not have had:
** The Crusades , where Christians burned alive Jews and Muslims together in Jerusalem.
** The Inquisition, which lasted over 400 years.
** The Salem witch hangings.
** The “30 year War” between Protestants and Catholics
** The violence and killings in Ireland between Catholics and Protestants.
** The conflict between Hindus and Moslems, in India, including the formation of two states, India and Pakistan.
** The assassination of the source of the above quote “God has no Religion”, Mahatma Ghandi.
** The killings in Iraq between Sunnis and Shias.
** The killings in Afghanistan between Sunnis and Shias.
** The Holocaust.
** The turmoil presently in the Mid-East between Israel and Palestine.
** The possible war between Israel, the United States, and Iran.
If there were no organized religion, none of the above would have happened.
Think of it. None of the above.
“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” Dalai Lama
“More violence has occurred in the name of religion than for any other reason.” Deepak Chopra in New York Times Bestseller “The Book of Secrets”
“Religion is something we can perhaps do without.” – Dalai Lama From his book Ethics for the New Millennium
The Dalai Lama and Deepak Chopra quotes are contained in the new book by Samuel Butler, “Beyond All Religion”.
“The liberty of man is not safe in the hands of any church. Wherever the Bible and sword are in partnership, man is a slave.” Robert Green Ingersoll, in Some Mistakes of Moses:III: The Politicians