Originally Posted by esscolab
Speculation is right, it's ALL speculation so why is the majority of humanity happy to wallow in religion? When it comes down to it, none of us know anything about why we are here. Most people are happy to beleive a bunch of stories handed down from generation to generation without questioning anything. For those people I say open your mind.
If people are happy to believe in a "bunch of stories" then what's wrong with it? Because everything is speculation, then is it not the ultimate happiness to go about leading their happy lives holding onto a certain belief or faith?
At the very least, these religions teach society moral values, much more than what can be said about atheism.