One of the big stories of the day has been the attack on Neil Lennon last night. He's the Celtic football manager but he wasn't attacked because the guy doesn't like his team, he was attacked because he's catholic. The attacker is protestant, both branches of christianity, but I guess there can be the wrong kind of christian. This got me thinking wouldn't the world be such a better and more peaceful place if everybody just accepted that there is no god. I respect Richard Dawkins and his recent TV programs really highlighted how religion can twist peoples minds. We had the christians teaching creationalism as fact and disregarding evolution, we had the muslim fella who claimed that when islam takes over the world they will show our women how to dress. It really makes you feel sorry for some people, there are people in all religions so devoted to their beliefs that they choose to live in poverty now so that their 'next life' will be paradise. This begs the question what if there is no next life, what if there is only here and now? The phrase that I keep hearing that drives me crazy is 'ancient knowledge', it does sound kind of mysterious like it may be true but if we change that phrase to 'old thinking' it shows it for exactly what it is. Is anybody on here religious and I mean dead certain that there is a god, I'd like to know if they think religion is good for the world.