All people have a right to their opinion but nobody gives them the right to express evil opinions eg that people of colour should be exterminated. Religion exaggerates the number of things that are evil opinions. For example it makes out that it is an evil opinion that Jesus is not or cannot be known to be the only way to God or that homosexuality is often morally good or at least neutral.

Correctly understood humanism holds that the person is the most valuable thing. It is nonsense to say a person should be happy if life is not more important than the quality of life. Religion cannot say that though it often sings the same tune as those who advocate this philosophy these days. God made death and commanded us to consent to the death that he has appointed for us and the Jewish, Christian and Islamic scriptures all command legalised murder. God undermines our respect for life and if that is right then why not kill heretics for him?

Islam and Christianity say that God comes first. If God comes first then the faith or religion must matter far more. If they matter then freedom of speech must be denied to heretics and other religions when a religion gets control of a state.

Many things are forced on us – school is for shoving facts down your neck - so it seems that religion can take over the state and force dissenters to listen to its gospel until they convert or die. Each religion has to work towards that which shows how divisive religion is.

Sins are mistakes. There are no sins as such.  When you do wrong it is because you mistook it for good. It was the good in it you were after. Religion then must have the right to force us not to make those mistakes. Humanists do not believe in sins so we don’t have to be like that. Also religion sees nearly everything we do as a sin in some sense therefore since we are so godless it follows that unless the Law stands by God to the fullest of its power it will not be a force for good because whatever the Law legalises is seen as moral and religion says that not to forbid something and decree a punishment for it is to encourage it. Religion and democracy cannot mix. Jesus said that nearly everybody was possessed by evil spirits so that infers that we should fear everybody else and like nobody and certainly not have any respect for democracy.  Jesus said that if Satan casts out Satan from people then he cannot have a kingdom and spoke of Satan being the ruler of the world implying most people are at least partly possessed.


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