I did say I was an atheist. So. I don’t. Doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist though, I just don’t think it does.
Well one read my name, I am gay. Yes religion has played a role in bigotry, but one who believes in religion does not have to be a bigot. You can believe in god and not follow every single word of the bible. Or you can believe in most of the bible and be okay with gay people. According to the bible we all sin, and yeah being LGBT is a stupid sin, but still, we all sin anyway. All the good catholics/christians i’ve met have had varying views on this, (and good as in those who aren’t zealots and crazy like “god is all and all is god, if your life isnt about god to hell you go” preacher types) but they’ve all been okay with LGBT people. And at the very least more and more people seem to be okay with LGBT people( at least here in America).
Also you seem to mistake what I meant by believe in. I don’t care of some christian neo-nazi believes jews are all evil, he’s wrong, but still. It’s not my belief. The problem comes when people like that decide to act on their beliefs. Religion has never been a bloodless sort of system, but plenty of people have been killed or oppressed for a plentitude of other reasons besides God or whoever else.
From the topics you’ve created and stuff, It seems like as if you think if religion was never created the world would have been a better place. I strongly disagree with that, basically for historical reasons, but also for the fact that we can’t ever know. People created religion in the first place. I don’t think god came to earth and told people to write the bible, nor do I think Siddartha Gautama really achieved nirvana and became a bodhisattva. However, they created it for a reason, why? We’ll never know, but it was created anyway. Men are physically superior to women in general, now imo that doesn’t make us unequal, but do you really think that without religion, this would have been any different? Maybe some groups would have turned out for the better, but thats a big maybe. Homosexuality is not really in the best interests for humanity, if the goal is to keep reproducing. Maybe homosexuality would be more accepted without religion, or maybe not? We won’t ever know. Maybe those who are transgender wouldn’t be so looked down upon, or maybe not. Again, we’ll never know. If you can’t tell, religions seem to evolve with the thoughts of the people, or they die out. If religion was this ever controlling being, then people wouldn’t have become progressive in these areas. Now more and more religious groups are calling for toleration for the LGBT community and for equality between women and men. Yes many of course don’t, but do you really think that they’ll outlive those who do? Hell the mormons had to change their religion in like mid-1800’s in order to conform to societal standards(I’m pretty sure they wanted to form their own state and become part of the union). Point is, attacking religious people doesn’t solve anything. There are plenty of ‘gays and women’ who are religious. You can try to act as if your superior because you don’t believe, but it doesn’t change anything. People like you won’t get anything done, besides being regressive.