If you look back across history almost every major conflict was started over Religion. There are too many to mention, too many to blame. It is true that there are some religions that are peacefull, yet they are fiew and far between. It becomes increasingly apperent that religion is not a way to enlightenment and that in most cases it leads to the opposite, ignorance. My question is why is it that people still follow religion. I seems to me that if you grew up in a well educated liberated nation you would realize that in modern society god has no importance or real application. God was once a way for people fearing what they did not understand to feel safe and protected. Because of science, this is no longer necissiary. there is very little about the world that we do not have the capabilaty to at least attemp to study and understand and in this there is very little we have to fear out of ignorance. I have had mutch personal experience with this living in america witch has a huge number of different religions coexisting in the same communities. I was raised Hindu by my parents but soon found that I did not trust religion at all. There was something untrue about even the most non violent ones out there. I found more and more that if I beleaved in myself as the god of my own world that I could be a mutch better more accepting and more happy person. I have become more resposible and more kind. I tend to rant sometimes but thats ok since I havent actually hurt anyone for the 6 years since actually gettting this new concept straight in my head. I actually find myself more annoyed with dogmatic religions now for being so absolute and childish about something compleatly anomilous than before when I thought that they where simply wrong and doomed. I urge people to attemp being there own person and giving up any concept of a devine entity since this will allow you to be a better person now witch is what is real and matters.