My own views on religions are contained in my post from 2012, Religions, what are they for? and in many ways my thoughts have not changed.
So I do not wish to remove any religions from today’s world, but they all do need to reflect how their supposed original teachings or basic concepts relate to the world as it is now. None should debase the others and their followers need to act accordingly as tolerance and understanding of others points of view should be, always, the way forward.
The three Abrahamic religions started up way back in the dawn of time – in a time of medieval ignorance.
Judaism has its roots 3000 years ago.
Christianity 2000 years ago.
Islam 1500 years ago.
They originated in nomadic tribes of Arabs in a small area of the Middle East renowned for its many sects and religious fanatics.
They all claim that ‘God’ spoke to their originator when they were alone in a cave, up a mountain or in the wilderness – with no witnesses.
None of the originators wrote anything down.
The writings in the holy books were either accumulated from the prevailing genesis stories or myths or written down generations later from accounts passed down by word of mouth. Yet the adherents claim they are the exact word of God (despite the inconsistencies, obvious social context pertaining to that Arab culture, ambiguities and contradictions).
These holy words have…
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