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Dead Men's Path

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A not uncommon point of view, and a very interesting starting point, is being atheist, in which case you can think it's surprising how the human thinking turns so abstract to creating "something" that watches us, controls us, and even had manufacture and manufactures every single person in this world. Of course, atheistic people is agree with the famous quote of Karl Marx: "Religion is the opiate of the people", in which Marx wanted to say that religion is just a drug that people needs so desperately to cling to the hope that things will fix by themselves just praying enough to the right god. And the fact that practically all religions have the same main characteristics helps atheists to reaffirm their theory.

Regarding different religions, these have plenty of things in common, like the questions that almost everyone have, like what is the origin of life, why exist the pain and suffering, the existence of "the meaning of the life" and what expect us after death, and the answer usually lies in fulfil the laws or commandments of this religion to deserve a place in a particular paradise in the moment of the death. Also, all have a policy of sowing the seeds of good or bad behaviours to receive the benefits or damages fruit of them. Or the existence of a fraternity between members of a same religion and a certain contempt to people who aren't share the same culture and, so, they are of a different religion. The word "culture" is undoubtedly unite to faith, because there's so many religion as cultures; the most important are five: Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islamism. Another important thing is the golden rule: In Christianism "Don't do others what you don't want done to you" (The Sermon of the Mount, The Bible). The Hinduism says: "This is the sum of duty: do naught to others which if done to thee would cause thee pain." (The Mahabharata). The Buddhism said: "Hurt not others with that which pains yourself." (Udana-Varga). On Jewish traditions: "What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow men. That is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary". (The Talmud). The Muslim religion taught: "No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself." (Hadith).

About the big five religious convictions, Christianity is the most popular, with a fifty-hundred million congregation; divided

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