Consider Christian history. There have been literally hundreds of wars started or inflamed by Christian intolerance.
Millions claim that religion causes believers to be kind. But an ugly flipside exists, a beast lurking in shadows behind supernatural faith.
Accused women were stripped by inquisitor priests who searched their bodies for "witch marks" where they allegedly suckled demons.
There are at least 4,200 religions in the world today. It’s obvious there’s a 0% chance all of them are the true word of God.
Reason – logical thinking by intelligent minds – proves clearly that the compassionate, all-powerful god of religion cannot exist.
In the early-50’s the US government initiated a massive, multi-pronged, multi-year campaign to demonize atheism – and it worked very well.
You can’t read these scriptures an honestly think they’re anything but the cataloging of primitive cultural values.
It was an era when kings still ruled brutally by "divine right", and the church still sought to execute "heretics" holding irregular beliefs.
Notwithstanding the silly attempts by some to draw equivalences between religion and atheism, they are non-overlapping concepts.
Forcing religion onto minors is a form of child abuse, which limits their ability to consider the world in an unbiased manner.