Gh0st.IRE wrote:Religion should have 0% input into everything and anything. People should not be allowed special rites because of religion. Religious organisations should have no say in how the world is run.
I agree with you exactly - religion should have no impact on law. Religion is one of the obstacles to a global convergence of states - how I think the world should be. Within that, a religious community is a good thing, but it should never interfere with people outside the community. That is almost practising religion in private. I am not against religion in concept, as people will believe what they want to, there's no harm in that. The communities are 99% of the time a good thing for society when practised correctly, but in reality, when a religion starts to feel that they need to spread the word of Jesus, Allah or any other deity, I draw the line. I know this contradicts many religions, but a religious belief is a belief, and a belief is a personal thing and should not be imposed on others, be it children or strangers on the street. Let people show their own interest in your religion and then preach to them. Faith should be discovered not handed out.
I don't believe in a god, but I do think that world religions have some brilliant things to say about ethics and morals, when they are not trying to explain things about the world, since our understanding changes but regrettably some religions' don't. On top of that, I hate some of what religions have to say concerning morals and ethics. A religion shouldn't be defined by the belief, but how the people act on it.