Talk about religion
What follows can be extremly offending to some.
If it is- Bite me!
Some of my best friends aswell in the virtual world as in the real one are belivers. They range from protestants, to free church evangelicans to catholics, jews, muslims, hindus and atheists (because atheism is a belife just as much as any of the others).
I don't care! I look at them as people, and I judge them by their actions, not by what supersticions they happen to belive in. I'm a beliver myself. As it happens, I belive in science- and as we all know it- some of the scientific theories are just as much based on a belife as any of the religions are.
So by all means- go to your churches, mosques, temples or whatnot (as long as they're not state financed that is), and pray away!
The whole problem with religion on the world scene could essentially be described as a bunch of orphan kids in a playground fighting over who has the strongest daddy. But in every playground there's allways one kid that is a bit stupider. A bit meaner. You all recognize them, it's that kid, a bit over developed physically, coming from a dysfunctional family- The playground bully!
Right now that bully is islam!
What distinguish the playground bully is his aptitude towards using violence and terrorising the others in the playground, stealing their lunch money and generally acting like Nelson Muntz.
But when in minority or when out powered these bullies tend to cry and accuse others of being the cause of their missfortune.
If you have faith- Good for you! If you have religion- You really need a major antibiothic cure!
Here are some thoughtful words from another beliver. The self proclaimed atheist Pat Condell (video).