Failure of Freedom of Religion

When America was founded, the notion of freedom of religion was created to reduce violence between religions. Everyone was supposed to respect the right of others to their religious beliefs and practices. Unfortunately, for example, Catholics believe this gives them the right to torment homosexuals. Christians believed their god gave them the right to enslave others. Freedom of religion was an interim solution. We must give up superstition and pontificating without evidence. Without reliance on evidence, there is no hope of agreement. Without reliance on evidence, all is arbitrary madness. We must move on to freedom from religion. In other words, we must stop imposing nutty ideas on others for which there is no evidence. Must stop thinking of this insane activity, commonly known as religion, as a virtue.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)