This might gather some flames.

I think religious people are just flat out lazy. They want to be able to offload the hard work on to some deity. “God will provide”, “Let go and let God”, “God’s will”, “Jesus take the wheel”. It’s all bullshit. A way of abdicating responsibility. If we want a better world, it’s up to US and only US to make it a better place.

There are complete moral and ethical standards in existence to govern how “good” people interact with other people. Belief is unnecessary to act as a good person. All it takes is compassion and empathy. Without those traits even religion isn’t going to make a person good. Laws might help, but I think we’ve all seen how effective those are lately too.

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father, motorcyclist, old retired guy who’s just a little lost on a blue marble corkscrewing its way to oblivion

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