why did such an intelligent response follow a stupid remark. Did it take me to insult you to be civilized? It's a shame your response to me wasn't your entry comment...it could have been a nice discussion instead of chastising each other.
In my opinion, laws are required. Otherwise you would have mayhem. More so than now. I would be interested to know which Muslim country you have lived in and which intolerance to freedom did you face.
From your words it sounds like no atheist has ever done wrong..which is certainly not true.
If you think religion is the cause of trouble in the world, think again. I can tell you that if it was not for religion and fear of the after life and laws imposed by society, the world would be a lot worse than you know it.
All religion says in a nut shell is common sense along with a instilled fear of a super being. No religion is evil so I don't see why the presence of it can cause harm.
As an example, you and I both know that you should not hurt your fellow human, religion preaches to be kind to your neighbor. Please explain how they are different. Just because it was the word of God and you don't Believe God exists? That's hardly a reason to slate religion.
Funny thing I find about non believers is that they like to lead thier life as good people, and every quality in a person needed to do so is preached by all religions, they just don't like the idea of there being a super being so they dismiss the whole thing as nonsense.
Surely your parents taught you right from wrong.. so what if believer finds the same knowledge in greater depth from a book written thousands of years ago. Is it really that much different just because Moses, Muhammed, Jesus or Shiva said it?
I apologize for snapping at you earlier, but your comments came across as what your idea of a "generic religious person"..racist, bigoted and intolerant.
You mention that you left certain countries because of prejudice, but that is exactly how you entered the thread. Strange.
Peace be with you.