Losing my religion for equality
It’s not the first time I have read this one, and it is excellent.
I’m an atheist, and I have big problems with religion on some key points.
Most of it is related to how people that are not men, white or straight are treated by most religions. But I also have a big problem with how lesser countries like The United States of America treat atheists. But my main problem is how we let religion get mix up with issues related to free speech, health or politics.
Religion can’t stop equality
Religion can’t stop gay marriage
Religion can’t stop stem cell research
Religion can’t stop distribution of free condoms
Religion can’t stop distribution of free syringes for drug addicts
Religion can’t stop proper education, by demanding dumbass subjects like creationism.
I don’t accept any argument that is only rooted in either religion, culture or “we have always done that”. It’s fine, it is a part of the argument, but it can’t be the only thing.
Yes, I know that every religious person isn’t crazy or terrible, or both. But most religions are built on a foundation that makes it too easy to try to stop the progress of society, and I hate to tell you, but everyone that tries to stop progress, will loose.