In response to “”, I guess Brother Thomas is itching for a reply here. In this case, let me tell you that your non-sense and inhumane letter to Iranian.com once again points to continual clash between reason and religion in the modern world. Your raised issues attest to this fact that the mankind can not anticipate to survive the existing religion differences indefinitely.
As it appears, WMD are and soon will be in control of vicious religious zealots. Where not science has pioneered, these self-believed heads have “clandestinely” mastered “communication” with their insane and brutal “GOD”. Their Gods share many similar traits, however, the most common one is the intolerance. Their mission is to deliver death sentence to “infidel” humans on earth with no fear. Heaven is reward.
The Jewish rabbis, Vatican Priests, Churches pious figures, Muslim Ayatollahs, and other clerics have heavily invested in “heaven”. Their holy scriptures' promise of naked virgins and wine served on by soft skin young cherubs for eternity has mesmerized these bigots. Murdering spirituals and non-conformists indiscriminately are considered godly act.
Let me tell you that faith is random and plainly depends on where you were born by looking at the diffusion of religion around the globe. History notably concludes that the entire introduced religions for mankind regardless of its location have been perfectly backward. Science and religion are like oil and water that never mix together.
Iranians are Muslims by random as I mentioned above and are learning how foolishly were devout to non-sense. As for Christianity, let me affirm here that it is no better than Islam. All institutionalized religions are man-made and backward.
In John 15:6, Jesus for future refinements to the practice of killing heretics and unbelievers suggested: “If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into fire, and they are burned.” This is a terrorist act.
You desire more evidence: If you hear that in one of the towns which Yahweh your God has given you for a home, there are men, scoundrels from your own stock, who have led their fellow-citizens astray, saying, “Let's us go and serve other gods,” hitherto unknown to you, it is your duty to look into the matter, examine it, and inquire most carefully. If it is proved and confirmed that such a hateful thing has taken place among you, you must put the inhabitants of that town to the sword; you must lay it under the curse of destruction — the town and everything in it. You must pile up all its loot in the public square and burn the town and all its loot, offering it all to Yahweh your God. It is to be a ruin for all time and never rebuilt. (Deuteronomy 13:12 — 16)
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all originated literally from one location, Middle East. Islam inherited many verses from other non-sense religions. Via the same concept of the Deuteronomy 13:12 — 16, the Muslim Arabs invaded Iran and other countries and killed all those who did not submit to their religion. Yes, the inhabitants including their guarding dogs were put to the same sword mentioned by Jesus. Yes, the same religion curse of destruction to the towns and everything in them were delivered. Yes, all loots were piled in the public squares and burned the towns and all their loots offered to Islamic invaders, messenger of God. Yes, it was a ruin for long time. Do you observe similarily here or still intent to stay a foolish clown?
Stop your stupid idiotic preaching here. From the perspective of religion, it is superior to ape the conduct of one's ancestors than to seek creative ways to uncover new truth in the present. Advanced intelligence have already put on agenda for a truly modern foundation for ethics and spiritually that is both secular and humanistic to cleanse this planet from garbage akin to you, Pope, Khomeini, and so on. Call it mankind's illumination.