Why We Do Not Need Religion to Survive

You Do Not Need Religion To Survive

Intro: I have a question that I am going to ask the audience that will really shock and grab their attention. (I don't want to tell you because I want you to be equally surprised!) I will then go into explaining why I feel we do not need religion to survive or to live everyday life by.

-If you believe that the world is going to come to an end - and perhaps any day now - does it not drain one's motivation to improve life on earth while we're here?

Touch on the ten commandments; The first four are about just worshiping God, and, basically, a jealous god. And he doesn't want you to have any other gods. The only two that are really laws are: don't steal and don't kill. Why is this the wisest group of ten that doesn't include child abuse; it doesn't include don't torture; it doesn't include a lot of things, rape, that, I think, if I were making a list today, we would probably include. Do we really need God to decide to not kill someone? The answer is no. Our society is so radically different today, is there really that much that we cling to from the bronze age in these days?

Religion is like the lottery, you can't get saved if you don't play.   We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful god, who creates faulty humans and then blames them for his own mistakes.

In conclusion:
I don't claim to be atheist or part of any other group. I am my own person. I am a good person and live my life right because that's how I want to live my life. Anything difficult or challenging that has come into my path; I personally dealt with and overcame, that also goes for everyone else. Not some outside force or power aiding me along. The irony of religion is that because of its power to divert man to destructive courses, the world could actually come to an end. The plain fact is, religion must die for mankind to live. The hour is getting very late to be able to indulge in having in key decisions made by religious people....