In America, even though sixty-two percent of us understand climate change and its ramifications for life on this planet, we still have a government that denies the problem. Out of that majority of Americans that understand the problem, there are believers among that group who still think God almighty will take care of it. It is why we are losing our place in the world, we've embraced pretend to an extent that reality is doubted.
Science is taking a back seat to wishful thinking, logic and critical thinking are thrown by the wayside, and miracles are common. We think that religion is losing its sway on the populace - and it has been - but now we live in a country where the separation of church and state is failing. As those in charge increase funding for charter schools that exist outside of the public school system, the religious fight back. Conservative Christians are gleeful about the very real possibility that they will now be able to brainwash our children by concentrating on Christian values instead of their education.
It is very apparent that religion has risen to fight back against the rise of non-believers in the country. Where else do states/municipalities help build Noah's Ark? Even while failing it still is perverting the minds of thousands of children. Dinosaurs and man living together, man always existing in his present form, every ridiculous lie that is screamed into our lives; God will be obeyed. Everything that religion promotes is a fantasy. Every time someone accepts the fantasy, America's collective intelligence takes a dive.
Religion makes believers lazy. Tragedy? Send your prayers. Nothing that I know of so simply satisfies a human need. No need to grab a hammer and help rebuild, no need to send food or funds to those in need, God will take care of it. If he doesn't it's because he has a plan bitches. Maybe you think that plan has helped you, well hallelujah brothers and sisters! Maybe it hasn't helped you, well there's a plan. No worries, everything will be taken care of, everything is as it should be, amen.
The resurgence, or at least out of the closet, of racism that is dividing America, comes straight from the heart of Jesus land. The southern states that are riddled with poverty, overwhelmed by churches and love for the Confederacy, are just another aspect of the horrors derived from religion. Keep us divided by color, race, ethnicity, belief; religion is the epicenter of the country's unrest.
This cloud of belief is a problem for the world. It perverts our natural humanity, it suppresses our intellect, it is destroying what man could and should be; a force of nature that understands the world and takes care of life and the planet. But then again, even if we delve into reality it would be hard to suppress our animal instincts. We're pretty much assholes even without religion, but at least we may have a chance.
This is a familiar topic for non-believers. No matter how many times it is reiterated, it doesn't change anything. Religion is destroying the world and we can only watch. We are observers of a world gone mad.