(I am re posting this here because the idiots in the general forum don't appreciate it, I don't really come into the politics forum but it seems a better place to have an intelligent conversation. The idea of an intelligent discussion in the general forum is picking apart any spelling or grammer mistakes I make, so, please read on and give me your thoughts)
The greatest thing mankind can do is to disregard religion, some people can't accept that they do not understand the truths of the universe, or that we in fact do not serve any purpose, other than to simply be. So they create these insane fairy tales to fill in all of the gaps.
So long as the universe had a beginning, we could suppose it had a creator. But if the universe is completely self contained, having no boundary or edge, it would neither be created nor destroyed it would simply be. What place, then, for a creator?
Religion is a by product of fear, for much of human history it may have been a necessary evil, but why was it more evil than necessary? Isn't killing people in the name of 'God' a pretty good definition of insanity?
Here is something for you to consider, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gefOgPoH7 yE , watch this, then tell me, even if God was real (He's not), and he did create us, does he care about us?
(The largest star in this video, the one at the end, is but a tiny, tiny, tinyyyyyyy grain of sand in our galaxy, our galaxy is a tiny, tiny, tinyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy grain of sand in the universe, and the universe is probably constantly expanding, like I said, it has no beginning, and no end)
(Another version, showing the largest star known to man, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I34FNr_pe Uk&feature=related)
There's another video like this, the hubble telescope focussed on one tiny, tiny spec of space for around a year, in this one tiny spec, they discovered millions upon millions of stars and planets, in one tiny spec....I will try to find it again. It's very interesting.
When you consider the sheer scale of our universe, you will soon come to the realization that there is no 'God' and that religion is simply man made, and the bible is just some acient old folklore. Also, before anyone says 'It can't just be a coincidence that the Earth is the perfect distance from the sun to sustain life', well yes, it can, when you consider the countless billions of planets that exist in our universe it is more than reasonable to assume one planet will meet the requirements to sustain life like ours does.