Frances K.

Although this may be a controversial topic to people all over the world; I truly believe that religion is an invention that we as human beings would be better without. Do not get me wrong, I do not hate on any religion whatsoever, I personally believe that religion as a whole should not exist for an overwhelming amount of reasons. Religion is the cause of all of our wars. It is the most prolific source of violence in our entire history. Now some may disagree on this belief, and I do not criticize anyone for believing in that; religion in my point of view would be better off without. I believe that without religion there would possibly be no 9/11, the Crusades, Jihad, ISIS and most importantly the Holocaust. Those are just a few of the wars caused by religion. Some facts to consider; eleven million people were killed in the Holocaust; two-thirds of Jewish people living in Europe at the time were killed by the Nazis. Around 270 million people were killed from the war of Jihad thus far. 2,996 people were killed from 9/11; proving to be our worst terrorist attack from Al-Qaeda thus far, ISIS is currently brutally murdering thousands of people, targeting: The Yazidis, Christians, Turkmen, Shiites, Chaldeans, and many more. The war against ISIS is solely a group of Muslim extremists that “want to rid the earth of impure nonbelievers.” ISIS has taken over parts of Syria and our spreading fast, making threats to the United States as well. The question many are asking is: “is this the next holocaust?” The fear spreading all across the world is so visible and horrifying, that makes me truly come to conclusion that without religion we would be better off without. Religion to many people is about believing in a higher power, and putting your faith into the unknown. Religion is sacred all across the world, but I wholeheartedly believe that human lives; innocent human lives, are more important than our faith. We are all the same. We are all human. No one is above another. Every positive has a negative; therefore, you can make an argument against anything with the right facts. Religion, we would be better without in the long run.