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Terrorism and Refugees; The Holy Grail Of Ignorant America

Wouldn't it be both amazing and sad to look on the human race as an alien species? Think about all the crazy things you would see, and hear. One species completely isolated from one another, by regions, by water, and by ideologies. America has lost the war on rational thinking, and paranoia is king. Worse than that is the facts surrounding the terrorism, and what in the world is going on. We can't be sure of our neighbors, and we sure can't be sure of ourselves.

I remember back in my budding youth when the Internet and I were young, how I loved to talk to people from other countries. I was a Christian back then, and I was curious. I wanted to know why religions couldn't get along. All Abrahamic religions share the same God, so why not just be peaceful about it. So I spent many nights in chat rooms with people from around the world. I soon learned why they couldn't get along. Because everyone had this idea of religion that they created.

In atheism we often use the …

Why religion is a mental illness.

I am respectfully writing a rebuttal to a fellow atheist who says that religion is not a mental illness. This is not an attempt to belittle the work of my fellow atheist, but instead challenge what they think.

I have this perspective on religion, that comes from the one church I went to when I was young, but since then have seen many examples of deviant and disturbing behavior on the part of religious people, and religions. That's why I think religion creates, employs, and uses mental illness to its self sustainability.

Reason one for my thinking. The external locus of control. You must submit. "We are Borg, you will be assimilated." Religion teaches you to be codependent, you must rely on God, a thing, a higher power, nature, or just the wind for your better self to exist. You're not in control, other forces are driving you and you must either let them, or give into them. I'm not a therapist, but, that's dangerous thinking. Yes, it's sick, and yes it…