If You’re a Christian, Muslim or Jew - You are Wrong

In my experience, nobody has ever summed up my objections to organized religion and “God” any better than this.

There’s so much good stuff that I’m not even really sure what to quote.  But here’s a snippet that’s fairly representative of the whole piece:

There are a lot of people I love dearly and respect wholeheartedly who believe in religion. I hate to do this to them. But we have killed far too many people, wasted far too much time on this nonsense for us to keep going in this direction for fear of offense.

Jesus was a lunatic. God is not coming to your rescue. He hasn’t come to anyone’s rescue in thousands of years, including Jesus. Mohammed was a power hungry, scam artist and ruthless conqueror. Moses and Abraham were figments of the imagination of some long dead rabbi. He would probably laugh his ass off at all of you who still believe the fairytales he made up thousands of years ago. He probably wouldn’t even believe it if you told him.

...If you don’t want to be called ignorant or misinformed, then get informed. Learn the real nature of our universe and put aside old wives tales about resurrected Gods, omniscient prophets and a guy who could split the Red Sea but couldn’t find where he’s going in the desert for forty years.

It’s the year 2005. Let’s start acting like it.

Yes, it’s a bit over the top. And, yes, I remember what happened the last time I wrote about this. But I just thought this article was too good to not mention it. [Via Metafilter]