The reason religions, all religions were created is to control the behavior of the masses.<quoted text>
I kind of see that too but I'm not so arrogant as to dismiss them and hate or ridicule them. The basic principals of the religion are good. And most Christians are good. You see what you want to see.
There are no basic principles anymore, it is how it is used. Christianity has become a political machine, it has lost all innocence and is now as open as any politician to criticism and attack.
You cant hide behind the skirts of religion saying " this is holy writ" while using that position for political purposes.
Now this is nothing new, been going on for several thousand years now.
But once you realize ( I came to this realization at a very young age ) what the purpose of religion is, and how it is used. It must be exposed for what it is. And here, in the land of the free, we can do that, same is true in quite a few other nations that enjoy freedom.
Some Christians have descended to the level of a hate group, and need to be treated as exactly what that is. Others have not and I donít try to assume all have. But many of the vocal ones indeed have.
You are free to believe whatever it is you want to believe, be it Islam, or Christianity, or Hindu, or Scientology, or Wicca or the volcano God and you will get no argument from me, as long as you donít try and legislate your beliefs system on others not of your chosen belief system. And as long as you keep whatever brand of religion you choose away from our children without our consent.