religion is for the poor man.
More an observation than an insult methinks.
I'm a full-on Darwinist, but can't get into knocking religion. Evolution invented it for a reason, it's a huge part of the human experience, and (like violence?? ) can't be turned off just because it doesn't seem to suit us anymore.
It's known that religious people generally have longer, more contented lives. This is evolution rewarding individuals who are social animals (because surely religion's primary motive is to bond groups of humans together.)
And for the vaste majority of religious people, their faith gives them hope, comfort and contentedness. And who are us sceptics to argue with that?
If I want to hate someone it's agnostics. To say "I believe in something but I don't know what" is a ridiculous statement for anyone to make.
Anyways, thanks for listening. This is a pet subject of mine and I love sounding off.
pps I work with a Jehovas Witness and we have some very good discussions, though he insists on calling evolution "Darwin's theory." I like to refer to gravity as "Newton's Notion."