Think for Yourself

Peter - Milford, Ohio
Entered on September 28, 2008
Age Group: 50 - 65

The greatest lesson my parents taught me was to think for myself and to think about religious dogma before accepting it as gospel. My parents told me that it’s not fair that children are brain washed or indoctrinated into a certain religion before having the chance to think freely about all religions. In high school I went to many churches, synagogues and a mosque. I read about Buddhism and Judaism and the Bible. I think the Bible is a book of fables. Thanks to my parents I’ve come to believe that religion is about superstitions, that their is no God, but rather that religion fulfills a human need. The best book on religion that I have read is The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. I find his writing to be rational and objective.